THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Today, China conducted an underground nuclear test at the Lop Nur test site in northwest China. The United States deeply regrets this action, coming only days after the successful conclusion of the NPT Extension Conference in New York where China agreed to exercise "utmost restraint" in nuclear testing pending the entry into force of a Comprehensive Test Ban (CTB) Treaty. We urge China to refrain from further nuclear tests and to join the other nuclear powers in a global moratorium as we work to complete a CTB Treaty at the earliest possible time.
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