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France / Nuclear Tests / New Zealand Prime Minister Interview #401918

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 29, 1996
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(Studio: Hilary Bowker) Announcement by President Jacques Chirac of the end of nuclear testing by France reported.

(Paris: Peter Humi) The world reaction to France's nuclear test program in the south Pacific reviewed; scenes shown of anti-French protests in Pacific rim nations. [CHIRAC - (thru translator) says the tests allow France to have a reliable defense system.]

(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Telephone interview held with New Zealand Prime Minister Jim Bolger, who has condemned the French testing, presented. [BOLGER - says world opinion persuaded the French government to end the testing; adds that nuclear testing would end if China agrees to do so; points out that France has a legal, but not a moral, right to do nuclear testing; indicates the impact of the testing in the Pacific; hopes France will sign the nuclear test ban treaty; says the long-term environmental risks in the atolls must be examined.]

Bowker, Hilary;
Humi, Peter;
Shaw, Bernard

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