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Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction. Opened for Signature at London, Moscow and Washington. 10 April 1972.
Declaration made upon ratification at Washington:
The Embassy of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics refers to the Department of State's Note dated April 6, 1973, regarding the deposit by a representative of Chiang-Kai-Shek of an instrument of ratification of the Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production and Stockpiling of Bacteriological (Biological) and Toxin Weapons and on their Destruction, and hereby confirms the position of the Soviet Union regarding the illegality of the above-mentioned act, inasmuch as the Chiang-Kai-Shek clique does not represent anyone and does not have the right to act in the name of China; the government of the Chinese People's Republic is the sole representative of China.
The Soviet Government is of the opinion that, as decisions of the General Assembly have repeatedly stated, the United Kingdom bears full responsibility with regard to Southern Rhodesia until the people of that Territory achieve real independence. This fully applies to the Convention in question also.
SOURCE: UNTS, vol 1015, p.240, translation supplied by the Government of the United States of America.
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