US tells USSR how much extra grain it can buy

The United States formally offered the Soviet Union access to grain shipments held up by the American embargo imposed after Moscow's intervention in Afghanistan. US negotiator Seeley Lodwick, conducting the first official talks between the two countries since President Reagan lifted the embargo April 24, said moscow could now buy an additional 6 million metric tons of American grain. Moscow will also be allowed to buy up to 3 million tons of grain for delivery after Oct. 1, but purchases beyond that will be subject to consultation

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