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    At Geneva, Oct 27, the three-Power conference on discontinuance of nuclear weapon teats was reopened after a two-month recess.

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    At Geneva, Oct 27, the three-Power conference on discontinuance of nuclear weapon teats was reopened after a two-month recess.

    In this 128th session since Oct 31, 1958, the conference was still in deadlock over the biggest unresolved issue - the problem of control measures to enforce a ban on underground tests.

    Sir Michael Wright of Britain, in the chair, noted an improvement in east-west relations. He said the outcome of the nuclear conference would have a significant effect on the wider negotiations on disarmament, due to be taken up by a 10-Power commission at Geneva in January.

    Mr. Wadsworth, United States, again invited the Russians to join the west in carrying out a purely technical assessment of the facts on the difficulties of identifying underground explosions, which have come to light since the experts drew up their findings in the summer of 1958. He insisted on a direct relation between the annual quote of on-site inspections and the number of suspicious events.

    The Russian delegate, Mr. Tsarapkin, did not reply in detail to the restatement of American policy. He still holds the view that the quota question is a political issue and wants to tie the west down to a fixed number of annual inspections.

    In the USA, New York's Governor Rockefeller has urged his country in a television speech to resume nuclear test explosions, saying that the Untied States "cannot fall behind in the advanced techniques of the use of nuclear material". Future tests should be carried out underground "where there would be no fall-out." Mr. Rockefeller's statement has met with much adverse criticism.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7LWL5UYV5X8Q1CAWTOK2V6MSP
    Media URN:
    VLVA7LWL5UYV5X8Q1CAWTOK2V6MSP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
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    N/A

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