It Could Be Useful

The morning after Ronald Reagan's surprise announcement that he would meet with Mikhail Gorbachev in Iceland, Secretary of State George Shultz breakfasted with TIME editors and writers in New York City to discuss the week's drama. Excerpts from the interview:

How the Iceland meeting came about. We didn't have any advance idea that this particular suggestion would be made. We viewed it very much as it was described in Mr. Gorbachev's letter, namely an effort to further the preparations for a U.S. summit meeting. Given the evident desire of Mr. Gorbachev to give this whole thing additional impetus, it could be...

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