Soviets offer to cut long-range missile forces

The Soviet Union offered to make substantial cuts in its long-range missile and bomber forces, but the United States considers the Kremlin proposal unacceptable, the New York Times reported.

Quoting Reagan administration officials, the Times said that in return Moscow demanded that Washington ''agree to forego deployment of new medium-range missiles in Europe and to accept stringent restrictions on all future cruise missile deployments.''

The Soviet offer at the strategic arms reductions talks that opened June 29 in Geneva was not acceptable because it ''fell far short of President Reagan's proposal for even deeper reductions in long-range, or intercontinental, missiles ,'' the officials reportedly said, adding, however, that neither side had yet rejected the other's proposals.

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