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Top US negotiator says US seeks arms control talks

The United States is ready to offer a cut in its missile and bomber arsenal as well as discuss controls on ''Star Wars'' satellite weapons, for similar concessions by the Soviet Union, a top US official said Friday.

''We are ready to reduce the number of planned bombers and air-launched cruise missiles if the Soviets will reduce their ballistic missiles and their capability,'' Ambassador Edward Rowny, the chief US nuclear arms negotiator, said Friday.

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''Informal contacts through diplomatic sources'' indicated the Soviets would be receptive to negotiations on those lines, he said at a news conference at the US Embassy here.

''The United States is ready to resume negotiations at any time, without preconditions on nuclear arms reductions,'' Mr. Rowny said.

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