Diplomacy an Aftertaste of Regret

Shultz and Shevardnadze fail to break the arms impasse

It was almost as if the Soviets and Americans who met last week in Vienna to pick up where they had left off on arms control at the Iceland summit also decided to mimic the outcome at Reykjavik. Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze and Secretary of State George Shultz started the talks with friendly smiles and expressions of hope. Then, two days later, they emerged frustrated, each blaming the other for their failure to break the Reykjavik stalemate. Before Shevardnadze boarded a plane back to Moscow, he said the talks had left him with a "bitter taste." Declared Secretary Shultz: "I...

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