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test ban

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtest banˈtest ban noun [countable] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š PGPMAan agreement between countries to stop testing nuclear weapons πŸ”Š the test ban treaty
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test banβ€’ Nuclear disarmers are right in saying that a test ban would stop weapons builders trying out new and fancier designs.β€’ A test ban is the least of the proliferators' worries.β€’ A test ban that could not inspire confidence would undermine stability and might even provoke a new arms race.β€’ However, the point is that if there were a complete test ban, there would be no nuclear tests allowed.β€’ I am increasingly convinced that a comprehensive test ban would be a big step to take in curbing proliferation.β€’ Or that a comprehensive test ban might not be possible - even desirable - at some point in the future.β€’ But it has refused to sign up to the comprehensive test ban treaty.
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