July 23, 1996
JOINT STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER
AND RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER YEVGENIY PRIMAKOV
The text of the statement is as follows:
"Guided by the desire to do everything possible to bring about the implementation of the terms of reference of the Conference on the Treaty on the Comprehensive Banning of Nuclear Tests and the decisions of the United Nations with regard to the signing of the Treaty on the Comprehensive Banning of Nuclear Tests, the Russian Federation and the United States of America are prepared to support the draft Treaty on the Comprehensive Banning of Nuclear Tests as it was proposed on June the 28th of this year by the Chairman of the Special Committee on the Banning of Nuclear Tests of the Conference on Disarmament, Mr. Ramaker, although it -- that is the draft -- does not fully satisfy both sides. We urge other participants in the negotiations to also support that draft, so when the work of the session of the Conference on Disarmament is resumed on July 29th, its participants could make a decision to approve the draft treaty and to send it for approval and for opening for signature in the course of the forthcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly."