World: SALT: No Time for Dancing

ONE Vienna newspaper warned that many AGENTS ARE COMING, and platoons of plainclothesmen were posted throughout the city to keep an eye on all those spooks. In a scene straight out of The Third Man, a special police team combed Vienna's labyrinthine sewers for possible bombs.

No intrigues, however, upset the opening session of the crucial strategic arms limitation talks (SALT) between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Austrian Foreign Minister Kurt Waldheim got things rolling. At the main doorway of Vienna's sumptuous Belvedere Palace, he grasped the arms of the two chief negotiators, Gerard C. Smith of the U.S. and Russia's...

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