USSR might consider 25% strategic-arms cut

A leading Soviet policymaker says the Soviet Union is prepared to consider a 25 percent reduction of its strategic arsenal, rather than the 10 percent called for in the SALT II treaty, according to Newsweek magazine.

Georgi Korniyenko, the Soviet first deputy foreign minister and a member of the Communist Party's Central Committee, charged that the United States has been dragging its feet in implementing the treaty. Mr. Korniyenko played a key role in the SALT II negotiations.

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