Putin moves to leave weapons treaty as US accuses Russia of nuclear violations

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke with CNN about a senior military official’s accusations that Russia was doing nuclear testing.

“This accusation comes with absolutely zero evidence to support it,” said Alexandra Bell, senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. She noted the lack of details Ashley offered. “There was no mention of time or a specific incident or any clear indication that we’ve consulted with our allies.”
 
“The word ‘testing’ didn’t even make it into the report” on compliance released last month, Bell noted. This year’s version of the report was unusually short by previous years’ standards and was criticized for potentially being politicized in its approach to Iran.
 
Bell said of Ashley’s charges against Russia that “if we’re ready to talk about it publicly, why didn’t it make it into that compliance report?” Read more