Shevardnadze: Allow Me to Disagree

In his first interview with a U.S. magazine, Eduard Shevardnadze met with TIME Moscow bureau chief John Kohan and correspondent Ann Blackman last week in a small sitting room next to his office on the seventh floor of the Soviet Foreign Ministry. After handing over his written answers to several questions that had been submitted in advance, the Soviet Foreign Minister spent 45 minutes fielding spontaneous questions.

Q. Do you think President Bush's foreign policy is in disarray?

A. To some extent. We fully understand that a new Administration needs a certain amount of time to assess its foreign policy priorities....

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