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A/50/317-S/1995/627


General Assembly
Security Council

Distr. GENERAL  

28 July 1995

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GENERAL ASSEMBLY  SECURITY COUNCIL
Fiftieth session  Fiftieth year
Items 64, 65, 70 and 71 of the
  provisional agenda*
AMENDMENT OF THE TREATY BANNING
  NUCLEAR-WEAPON TESTS IN THE
  ATMOSPHERE, IN OUTER SPACE
  AND UNDER WATER
COMPREHENSIVE TEST-BAN TREATY
GENERAL AND COMPLETE DISARMAMENT
REVIEW AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE
  CONCLUDING DOCUMENT OF THE TWELFTH
  SPECIAL SESSION OF THE GENERAL
  ASSEMBLY


            Letter dated 26 July 1995 from the Permanent Representative
            of Indonesia to the United Nations addressed to the
Secretary-General


  In my capacity as  Chairman of the Coordinating  Bureau of the Movement of
Non-Aligned Countries,  I have the honour  to transmit  herewith a statement
of today's date by the Movement of Non-Aligned  Countries on the testing  of
nuclear weapons.

  I should be grateful if you would have the text of the present letter  and
its annex circulated as  a document of  the fiftieth session of the  General
Assembly,  under items 64, 65, 70  and 71 of  the provisional agenda, and of
the Security Council.


(Signed)  Nugroho WISNUMURTI  
Permanent Representative


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  *  A/50/150.


95-22572 (E)   280795/...

*9522572*
Annex

Statement dated 26 July 1995 by the Movement of Non-Aligned
Countries on the testing of nuclear weapons


  The Movement of Non-Aligned Countries condemns  the recent tests conducted
by  a nuclear-weapon  State as  well as  the  decision  by another  State to
suspend its  moratorium and to  resume testing soon.   The movement  remains
unequivocally opposed  to nuclear  tests of  any kind  in all  environments,
particularly  in  the  light  of  consistent  efforts  by  the international
community further to promote measures for  nuclear disarmament and the  non-
proliferation  of  nuclear  weapons in  all  their  aspects  as  well  as to
preserve the global environment.

  The Movement  reiterates its call upon  the nuclear-weapon  States to take
positive  steps towards  fulfilling their  obligations as  regards the  non-
proliferation   of  nuclear  weapons.    In  particular,  the  Movement  has
consistently  urged  the  nuclear-weapon  States,  as  a matter  of  highest
priority,  to   conclude  a  universal,   internationally  and   effectively
verifiable,  comprehensive  test-ban   treaty  without  any  provisions  for
exceptions.   Pending the  conclusion of  such a  treaty, these States  were
called upon to suspend all testing.  The  decision of States parties adopted
at the conclusion of  the 1995 Review  and Extension Conference of the  Non-
Proliferation Treaty had also urged them  to exercise the utmost  restraint.
The States  members of the  Movement parties to  the Treaty  demand that the
nuclear-weapon States honour  both the letter  and the spirit of  the Treaty
as well  as the Declaration  of principles  and objectives for  nuclear non-
proliferation and disarmament, which they negotiated and agreed upon.

  The  movement commends those  States that  have not  conducted tests since
1992  and   strongly  urges  all   nuclear-weapon  States  to  refrain  from
conducting any tests  during the comprehensive test-ban treaty  negotiations
and  until its  entry into  force, as  it considers  the conclusion  of  the
treaty  as  an  essential  step  towards  achieving  the  goal  of  complete
elimination of nuclear weapons.

  The Movement calls  upon the Conference on Disarmament to work towards the
speedy  conclusion of a  comprehensive test-ban  treaty no  later than 1996.
No tests should  take place under any pretext  or for any reason,  including
the so-called safety and reliability of nuclear weapons.


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