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MTG-1987-12-08-SFA-PN


Doc Type: 
Meeting
Date: 
1987-12-08
Author: 
SU
Full Title: 
Meeting between S.F. Akhromeev and P. Nitze
Language Type: 
English from Russian
Pages: 
5

In the first conversations of military experts Marshal Akhromeev outlines the Soviet position on the strategic nuclear weapons negotiations.  The main point remained the linkage between ABM compliance and START issues.  The other remaining issue is verification, on which now Soviets were prepared to go further than the Americans in reversal of the traditional positions.  When Akhromeev offers on-site inspections to count the number of bombs deployed on each bomber, Nitze responds:  “We cannot agree to that.”  The discussion also covers issues of counting Soviet “Backfire” bomber and U.S. sea-launched cruise missiles.

 

From National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book 238