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February 6, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. government refused to endorse a treaty making the South Pacific region a nuclear-free zone because of concern that it would encourage other areas to adopt similar pacts banning testing, deployment and storage of nuclear weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. Australia, the largest nation in the South Pacific region and a longtime U.S. ally, was a leading proponent of the treaty. Australian Foreign Minister Bill Hayden criticized the U.S.
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February 6, 1987 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. government refused to endorse a treaty making the South Pacific region a nuclear-free zone because of concern that it would encourage other areas to adopt similar pacts banning testing, deployment and storage of nuclear weapons, the State Department announced Thursday. Australia, the largest nation in the South Pacific region and a longtime U.S. ally, was a leading proponent of the treaty. Australian Foreign Minister Bill Hayden criticized the U.S.
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