Brock says Reagan would ease pipeline sanctions

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President Reagan would likely ease sanctions against construction of the Soviet gas pipeline if Western European allies cooperated to slow its construction, trade representative William Brock said.

In an interview with Cable News Network, Mr. Brock conceded that US plans to block construction of the pipeline had failed, though the sanctions against firms supplying equipment for the pipeline, he said, was having the effect of slowing construction and making it more expensive for the Soviets.

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