Diplomacy: Winks and Nods in Geneva

In a bid for European support, Moscow drops hints of a compromise

They meet two or three times a week, either at the ornate 19th century mansion that serves as the Soviet Union's U.N. mission in Geneva or in the glass-and-steel office building that houses the U.S. headquarters near by. Although the discussions between U.S. Arms Negotiator Paul Nitze and his Soviet counterpart, Yuli Kvitsinsky, are being conducted behind a veil of secrecy, West Europeans have been watching assiduously for any hint, wink or nod that might reveal how the talks are...

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