NUCLEAR TEST TALKS

Created: 2/15/1959

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INTELLIGENCE WEEKLY SUMMARY9

PART II

"'NOTES' ANO' COMMENTS""

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NUCLEAR TEST TALKS

Soviet Foreigndemandebruary for an unequivocal Anglo-American response to Moscow's ermanenttest-cessationin combination withSoviet moves at Geneva, suggests that Moscow is the recordtalemate which could leaduspension of Resembling in form the Soviet delegate's over-all position summarized at theonanuary, the statement makes it clear that the USSR will stand on its basic position and now ison improving its public posture.

The detailed criticisms of the Western position on the key issues of duration of the treaty and voting procedures in the control commission were designed to make the Soviet stand on these issues appear reasonable in contrast with the Western viewpoint.

Moscow probably hopes the statement will help itsblur the present sharp focus on the issues of control-commission voting procedures and control-post staffing and shift the emphasis to theof the British andto answer whether they would agree to cease testing "for all time."

ebruary Soviet chief delegate Tsarapkin said the conference was deadlocked and warned that the delegates might partew days" without being able toeport to their governments because of the failure of the Western powers to present their full position. Tsarapkin criticized the "piecemeal" methods used by the United States and Britain in introducing their draft

The Soviet delegationthe next week may makeadjustments in Itsaltering Moscow's basic stand on voting procedures andorder toits professed desire to conclude an agreement "as soon as possible." Ambassador Wads-worth feels that the British delegation is unhappy over the present sharp clash and may be Inclined to interpret almost any Soviet gestureeal concession. inal movereakoff, the Soviet delegation might propose that the nuclear-test issue beat any futureast-West conference.

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