NUCLEAR TEST BAN TALKS

Created: 7/1/1959

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CURRENT INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY

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Nuclear Test Ban Talk*

The Soviet delegation to the technical talks on hlgh-altltude detection has carefully tied mil discussions with8 Geneva Technical Report, claiming that no new Information has been introduced which would "in principle" modify last year's conclusions. The Soviethave hoped to confine the final report to little moreonfirmation of the accuracy of last year's experts' to avoid setting any precedent which could be used to support Western efforts to consider basic modifications In these conclusions in light of new American data on detecting underground explosions.

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In plenary sessions Moscow has announced that it will drop its Insistence on veto rights over the appointment andof control systemIf agreement can be reached on control postand on an annual Inspection quota unrelated to the number of unidentified seismic events. The Soviet delegate also agreed to drop the veto over commis-

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