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Chinese envoy raps US over delay on A-accord

Chinese Ambassador Zhang Wenjin says China is insulted by the United States' delay in approving a nuclear cooperation agreement tentatively reached during President Reagan's visit to China.

Although the two countries reached a tentative agreement in April, the Reagan administration has not submitted it to Congress for approval. Instead, it has sought new assurances that the Chinese are not cooperating in nuclear weapons technology with Pakistan or other nations. In June, Sen. Alan Cranston (D) of California charged that China has helped Pakistan design nuclear weapons. Mr. Zhang said Monday China does not want to reply to the charge.

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