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Reagan backs off choice for arms-control agency

By Compiled From Wire Service Dispatches With Analysis From Monitor Correspondents Around The World, Edited By Anne Collier / January 5, 1983


Bowing to opposition from conservative Republican senators, President Reagan will not resubmit the nomination of senior Foreign Service officer Robert Grey to a high arms-control post, administration officials said. The post in question is deputy director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

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Mr. Grey was strongly backed by ACDA director Eugene Rostow, who had hinted that he might resign if the nomination were blocked.