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A Chernenko anti-US speech on eve of American election

President Konstantin Chernenko heatedly attacked Washington yesterday on the eve of the US election, vowing that the Soviet Union will never allow the United States to gain military superiority.

''If the world situation causes worry, responsibility for this is borne fully and entirely by the imperialist reactionary forces led by the USA,'' Mr. Chernenko told a meeting of communist youth groups. ''It is the USA and its allies that have set themselves the insane goal of achieving military superiority over socialist countries.''

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