In the big disarmament debate at the United Nations in New York, the Yugoslav delegate has said his country expected the major powers to work harder to limit arms.
In the big disarmament debate at the United Nations in New York, the Yugoslav delegate has said his country expected the major powers to work harder to limit arms. he was speaking on Wednesday (24 May), the second day of the special session on disarmament at the United Nations, which is expected to last several weeks.
SYNOPSIS: Opening the general debate, the President of the Federal Executive Council of Yugoslavia, Dr. Djuranovic, said his country expected the major nuclear powers to proceed, immediately after the present round of strategic arms limitation talks, to negotiations towards a more resolute limitation and reduction of nuclear weapons.
Dr. Djuranovic said that other measures which should be undertaken included the cessation of the arms race. All nuclear weapons tests, he went on, should be banned, and there should be a gradual reduction of nuclear stockpiles and their means of delivery. And there should be a ban on all other weapons of mass destruction.
The United States Vice President, Mr. Walter Mondale, accused the Soviet Union of escalating the nuclear arms race by deploying the new SS-20 intermediate range ballistic missile. The United States, he claimed was spending less on arms.