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But as the bulgarian president said at the time why would analysis be needed as any country would now have the capabilities to know that there was a nuclear explosion.
Violation of the treaty would not result in attacks, it would result in sanctions. North Korea is not party to the treaty so verification does not apply. Russia has nuclear weapons and did before the treaty. Like the US, they are grandfathered.
With the report due at the end of September will it be the required proof to launch attacks on any one of the countries in the targets of the US....Iran,North Korea, Syria or Russia.
My point is why would they be testing air samples if the didn't have the data to indicate nuclear activity. Brings the question do they have indications that may be in breach of the treaty?
Think again. Or better yet:
The tested party must be of knowledge it is getting tested. I don't think there was ajything in the agreement to enforce testing to ensure the ban is upheld.
Verification: The Treaty's verification regime includes the International Monitoring System (IMS) composed of seismological, radionuclide (16 laboratories), hydroacoustic and infrasound monitoring; consultation and clarification; on-site inspections; and confidence-building measures. When fully operational, the IMS will consist of 321 monitoring stations alongside the existing 16 radionuclide laboratories. The use of national technical means, vital for the Treaty's verification regime, is explicitly provided for.
Because the treaty specifies it.
If they know Russia haven't broken the treaty then why are they doing analysis on samples under the name of the treaty.