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Washington — US accuses Soviet Union of violating seven arms pacts
President Reagan has determined Moscow violated or probably violated seven arms control agreements on nuclear missiles, chemical weapons, and military exercises, a senior US official said Friday. The official, who asked not to be named, said the alleged violations include testing of an illegal new Soviet nuclear missile and use of Soviet-made chemical weapons in Afghanistan and Southeast Asia.
The administration has briefed Congress on the reported violations and is said to be preparing a ''sanitized'' version for the public.
Previous reports have indicated the Soviets may have violated the SALT I and II treaties, the antiballistic missile accord, the Threshold Test Ban treaty, the Limited Test Ban Treaty and a chemical weapons agreement.