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Vienna — Warsaw Pact nations plan to counter NATO missiles
The seven-member Warsaw Pact has unanimously agreed on plans to counter NATO's scheduled deployment of new US nuclear weapons in Western Europe. The official Bulgarian news agency BTA said a three-day Warsaw Pact meeting that ended in Sofia Wednesday supported Soviet proposals, including the deployment of medium-range weapons in Czechoslovakia and East Germany.
Czechoslovak Prime Minister Lubomir Strougal said the pact's countermeasures would include both the deployment of new missiles and a boost in conventional forces.