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Israel Joins Soviet-american Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons Tests

Israel’s participation in the American-Soviet treaty banning nuclear weapons tests became effective today with deposits of instruments of ratification in London. Moscow and Washington.

Ephraim Evron, Charge d’Affaires of the Israel Embassy in London, deposited the instrument with the British Foreign Office. Heads of Missions in Moscow and Washington did so concurrently in those cities.

The agreement was originally signed by the heads of Israeli missions in the three capitals last August 8 and ratified by the Israel Government on December 22. The pact bans such testing on the ground, in the air and under the sea, permitting only underground testing.