WORLD IN BRIEF : POLAND : Soviet Army Bans Weapon Inspection

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

A Polish government spokesman in Warsaw said the Soviet army has banned Polish inspectors from verifying Soviet claims that no chemical weapons are kept on Polish territory. Fifty-thousand Soviet troops are stationed in Poland. Warsaw's dispute with Moscow over pulling out troops grew more tense last week after the Soviet Union said its soldiers could not leave Poland before mid-1994. Poland wants them to go by the end of this year. Poland conceded that under a 1956 treaty Warsaw has no right to inspect 34 Soviet garrisons in Poland. However, a number of environmental protection inspections have been allowed, and Poland feels chemical weapon inspections are in that category.

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