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Informal July arms accord rejected by US, Soviets

US and Soviet negotiators reached informal agreement on limiting each side's medium-range missiles in Europe last July, but the accord was rejected by both Washington and Moscow, the New York Times reported Sunday.

Quoting senior US officials, the Times said the private agreement by Paul Nitze and Yuli Kvitsinsky in Geneva led to a White House rebuke of Eugene Rostow , who had discussed the idea with Nitze. Rostow was dismissed last week as director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

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