THE MOSCOW TEST-BAN TALKS

Created: 7/26/1963

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Khrushchev used theof hisuly speechally for Hungarian leader Radar to state publicly hla views on the test-ban talks. The tone of the speech suggested that he expectod the tripartite talks to reach an early agreementalted nuclear test ban. Tho Soviet prosier seemed to treat an agreement virtually as an accomplished fact by express-tog the hope that it will bo "useful" in Improving theatmosphere. He also claimed that it would demonstrate the validity of his policy of peaceful coexistence.

Khrushchev did notthat an agreement baunlng

tests ln the atmosphere, outer space, and under water vould te conditionaloratorium on underground tests orarsaw Pact nonaggression treaty. He simply statod that "we would like to hope" that the Moscow talks willonaggression pact and hinted at considerableon the precise formula

for such an agreement. Soviet commentators have echoed his

remark that the main thingonaggression pact "is not the form but the content."

Khrushchev's speechhis apparent intention to use the current talksoint of departure for further negotiationsonaggression pact and other proposals bearing on European security. Heprevious Soviet proposals for reductions in military budg-ots and measures to prevent surprise attack. The only variant he suggested vouldfor stationing Westernvith Soviet forces In East Germany and Sovietwith Western forces ln the Federal Republic.

Soviet commentators are still careful to temper their optimistic assessments of the prospectsuccessful conclusion of the talks vlth routine warnings thatcircles" lnBonn, and Paris areng against an accord.

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