Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry yesterday voiced "deep concern" over China’s June 9 nuclear weapon test, conducted at the Lop Nor testing range in Xinjiang region which abuts Kazakhstan. The ministry called on China to join the restrictions on testing adopted by other nuclear countries. (Reuter, June 10). Chinese nuclear testing at Lop Nor is seen in Kazakhstan as a threat to its safety and ecology. Kazakhstan closed its own, ex-Soviet nuclear testing range at Semipalatinsk. (See also item in Central Asia section below)
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