Test ban signing and comments
09:35:07 - 09:37:28
MCU Soviet ambassador ANATOLY F. DOBRYNIN begins to speak, "Mr., President, Secretary Rusk, your excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, the treaty on nonproliferation of nuclear weapons, the signing of which commences today is an important international agreement, the conclusion of the treaty marks significance progress towards delivery of mankind from the nuclear threat and thus it is a major success for the cause of peace. The fact that the treaty has been commended by the overwhelming majority of United Nations members, and is going to signed by a great number of states is a convincing proof of their capability of finding mutually acceptable solutions for most vital and most complicated international problems. The bringing about of the treaty is the result of persistent and prolonged efforts of a number of states with the Soviet Union and the United States playing a prominent role. So the treaty which actually meets the views and visions of the whole international community rests on a durable and reliable base. The treaty follows the positive pattern of the Moscow treaty, banning nuclear tests, and the treaty prohibiting the use of outer space for military purposes. And to possess one more practical step to limit the arms race, creates more favorable conditions for progress in....under the provisions of the treaty on the nonproliferation of nuclear weapons each party undertakes to pursue negotiations in good faith, on effective measures relating to the cessation of the arms race and to nuclear disarmament. To obtain this great goal, my government, as his prime minister ... has emphasized on his signing in Moscow on the occasion of signing this treaty he is ready to make new efforts, nuclear decisions, thank you very much." MS returns to his seat.