Here's Our Hat, What's Our Hurry?

Soviet negotiators are coming around on the question of their waning role in Afghanistan. If anything, Moscow now seems as anxious as the U.S. to finalize a deal. An agreement has seemed imminent ever since last month's Bush- Gorbachev summit in Washington, and State Department officials believe it could come during the third Two-plus-Four conference in Paris next week. Moscow has sent a delegation to Washington to work out details of President Najibullah's future role, an acceptable election procedure and establishment of a vote-monitoring commission.

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