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US and Soviet delegations, with the advice of technical experts from their countries’ respective nuclear design laboratories, hold Nuclear Testing Talks in Geneva on Verification Protocols to facilitate ratification of the TTBT and PNET.

1988 to 1990

US and Soviet delegations, with the advice of technical experts from their countries’ respective nuclear design laboratories, hold Nuclear Testing Talks in Geneva on Verification Protocols to facilitate ratification of the TTBT and PNET.

Soviet delegation at  Geneva Testing Talks receives a CORRTEX recorder form the U.S. Delegation. Feb. 1988
Members of the Soviet delegation accept a CORRTEX recorder from the US. delegation. CORRTEX is an acronym standing for COntinuous Reflectometry Radius Time EXperiment. The CORRTEX system allows the direct on-site measurement for verifying that the yields of underground nuclear tests do not exceed the 150-kt limit of the Threshhold Ban Treaty and the Peaceful Nuclear Explosions Treaty, The U.S. proposed that CORRTEX be used as the primary verification tool for establishing compliance with these treaties. Left to right: Irina Arm (interpreter), Larry Pirkl, Dr. Robert Jeffries, Ambassador C. Paul Robinson (head of U.S. Delegation), Igor Pakenykh (head of Soviet Delegation), Dr. Vadim Simonenko, Dr. Nikolai Voloshin. U.S. Mission - Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 29, 1988.

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