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On the ‘Threshold' Test Ban Treaties of 1974-76

Roland Timerbaev

In 1974-76, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Roland Makhmutovich Timerbaev was part of the  Soviet delegation that negotiated the “threshold” treaties limiting the yield of underground nuclear explosions, conducted either for weapons testing or for peaceful purposes. The ambassador relates how the talks progressed, and how the delegations managed to conclude the first treaty containing a serious and thorough system for monitoring and inspecting nuclear explosions.

On the ‘Threshold' Test Ban Treaties of 1974-76 (full text)


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SECURITY INDEX №2 (82), 2007

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