Only a Step, But an Encouraging One: Space Weapons Talks Set

The superpowers set more talks, though space weapons could be an obstacle

A certain step has been made in establishing a dialogue between our two countries.

--Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko, on leaving Geneva Wednesday morning

This week's meeting in Geneva, while only a single step, is the beginning of a new dialogue between the United States and the Soviet Union.

--President Reagan, at his news con ference in Washington Wednesday night

It was surely the first time that Gromyko and Reagan had felt disposed to echo each other. But, then, they faced an unfamiliar task: describing an agreement that Gromyko had reached with Secretary of State George Shultz. To be sure, it...

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