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Nuclear test ban holdouts get earful, as treaty sits for 20 years

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, in a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, urged holdout nations to ratify the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

UNITED NATIONS -- Foreign ministers from seven countries spearheaded a push Wednesday targeting nations that have failed to ratify a global treaty banning nuclear weapons tests, as holdouts such as the U.S., China and North Korea have prevented the 20-year-old pact from coming into force.

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