Yeltsin extends nuclear test ban

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MOSCOW (AP) - President Boris Yeltsin yesterday extended Russia's moratorium on nuclear weapons testing until the middle of next year, and urged Britain and China to follow suit.

President Yeltsin signed the order to reciprocate for US and French cuts in testing. 'If the other nuclear powers follow the example of Russia, France and the US, it will provide a real opportunity for fulfilling humanity's long-sought dream of completely and forever banning nuclear testing,' he said.