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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia Condemns Test

MOSCOW () -- Russia condemned China's weekend nuclear test on Tuesday but said it was pleased at Beijing's announcement that it would observe a moratorium from September after conducting one more blast.

Interfax quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Grigory Karasin as saying Moscow welcomed the Chinese plan to end testing. However, Karasin said, Saturday's blast "was a negative development and created an encouraging environment for the open and secret opponents of a rapid and successful conclusion to the [Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty negotiations]."