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NUCLEAR TEST TALKS
has attempted this week to keep discussion atfocused primarily on the American draft article on It probably believes that the Soviet positionpermanent" and unconditional cessation of nuclear testsfavorably with western insistence on an escape clause based on the effectiveness of the control system.
Soviet chief delegate Tsarapkin has charged that the American draft proposal Issince it would make the entire fate of the treatyon each party'sdetermination of the effectiveness of controls. He said that one could possibly understand the Western position if withdrawal were made uclear explosion in violation of the treaty,but not where the treaty couldarty even if there had been no illegal explosion.
Onarch SovietTsarapkin approved the
Western suggestion madeonarch to adjourn the talks fromarch untilpril. The Soviet delegate hiniself had earlier suggested the meetings be cut down to one or two per week.
Soviet propaganda has also focused on the American draft duration article. Claiming that, if translated into "plain and simpleheformula is "an emptyintended to deceiveopinion," Moscow hasto portray the escape clause as evidenceestorn desire to "guarantee" the legal right to resume testing at any5 March commentary relates this "attempt to impose on the Geneva conference the adoptionalse declaration" toInterest inuclear war. Sovietearlier called thoof the proposalmaneuver aimed atat anyotal uncondi-
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