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  In The Year...1958

A Conference of Experts

On July 1, 1958, a conference of experts convened at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. For six weeks scientists from East and West examined technical and scientific facts relating to the detection of nuclear tests. They concluded their work by agreeing that nuclear explosions could be detected under normal circumstances, and recommended an outline of a control system to monitor any possible political agreement suspending nuclear weapons tests. Though only technical in nature, those conclusions and recommendations represented the first agreement reached by East and West on any part of the arms control problem since the end of World War II.

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