Test Ban Treaty

NPR's Michele Kelemen reports from Moscow that the lower house of the Russian parliament, or Duma, ratified the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty today. Of the countries with nuclear weapons, only Russia, Britain and France have ratified the accord. Analysts say the Duma's approval of the CTBT will allow Russia's foreign minister to take the moral high ground when he travels to New York next week to a review conference on nuclear non-proliferation.



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