Vienna Jaw Wars: A Shultz-Gromyko face-off

A Shultz-Gromyko face-off

The two diplomats were closeted in a stuffy room in Vienna's Soviet embassy for six hours, twice as long as scheduled. In painstaking detail, U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko reiterated their stands on issues ranging from arms control to human rights. The latest Shultz-Gromyko exchange, the first since Mikhail Gorbachev assumed leadership of the Soviet Union in March, ended with no softening of opposing positions and no date or place set for the proposed Reagan-Gorbachev summit. Said a U.S. official who attended the meeting: "It was two stone walls confronting each other, and neither...

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