Vienna, 22 October 2010
Journalists are invited to attend days one and eight of an exercise to simulate an on-site inspection of a suspected nuclear test. It is to be conducted from 1 to 12 November 2010, beside the Dead Sea in Jordan. A team of more than 35 international experts has been assembled by the Preparatory Commission for the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO). They will clarify whether a nuclear explosion was conducted by a fictitious country in violation of the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (CTBT) that outlaws all nuclear explosions.
Jordan is hosting the exercise, to be played within a 1000 square kilometer area by the Dead Sea. The area is located about 50 km south of Amman and extends to Karak.
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