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Moscow takes Reagan to task on arms comments in debate

The official Soviet news agency Tass attacked President Reagan's comments on arms control in Sunday's televised US election debate. It said he had shown no readiness to take a realistic attitude on the subject.

''Reagan ... did not formulate a single concrete proposal which either in deeds or words would indicate a readiness to show a realistic approach toward the question of limiting the arms race or toward talks with the Soviet Union,'' the agency said.

Tass said Democratic challenger Walter Mondale had delivered ''annihilating criticism'' of Reagan's space weapons program, and it indicated approval for the Democrat's criticism of the Reagan administration's failure to draw up any new arms control agreements with Moscow.

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