EAST-WEST: Moscow Sends Some Signals

Senator Percy gets an earful about a potential dialogue

"It was a very frank, factual discussion of the basic differences we have. We laid them right on the table without equivocation." Thus did Republican Senator Charles Percy of Illinois describe his extraordinary meeting last week with Soviet Party Chief Leonid Brezhnev in Moscow. The conference lasted two hours and 40 minutes, more than an hour longer than scheduled. It marked the first time since July 1979, when Brezhnev met with Senate Majority Leader Robert Byrd, that the Soviet leader has talked in person and at length with a high-level...