On Monday, the United States President Donald Trump has said that the nation is learning “much” from a deadly blast, which took place during a missile test in Russia and raised radiation levels.
President Trump tweets, “The United States is learning much from the failed missile explosion in Russia. We have similar, though more advanced, technology.”
He continued, “The Russian ‘Skyfall’ explosion has people worried about the air around the facility, and far beyond. Not good!”
Experts have connected the blast that took the lives of around 5 people to the 9M730 Burevestnik Nuclear-Powered Cruise Missile, which is popular by NATO as SSC-X-9 Skyfall and attempted by Russian President Vladimir Putin in 2019.
President Trump’s declaration that the United States had the same technology and rapidly challenged by the US expert, Joe Cirincione.
Cirincione tweets, “This is bizarre. We do not have a nuclear-powered cruise missile program.”
He wrote, “We tried to build one, in the 1960’s, but it was too crazy, too unworkable, too cruel even for those nuclear nuts Cold War years.”
On Thursday, the accident was alleged at an Arctic Military Facility on the Coast of White Sea, but Russian Authorities ascertain its nuclear nature on August 11.
Meanwhile, Russia has tested the missile on a platform at sea, but when suddenly its fuel caught fire and caused an explosion, said the Russian Nuclear Agency Rosatom. Number of staff were blown into the sea by the explosion.