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STY-1986-10-12-SU-te


Doc Type: 
Staff Study
Date: 
1986-10-12
Author: 
Gorbachev, Mikhail
Full Title: 
Gorbachev’s reflections on Reykjavik on the flight to Moscow (English)
Language Type: 
English from Russian
Pages: 
2

In his remarks on the way back from Reykjavik, written down by Chernyaev, Gorbachev gives a very positive assessment of the summit. He proclaims that he is now “even more of an optimist after Reykjavik,” that he understood Reagan’s domestic problems and that the U.S. President was not completely free in making his decisions. He understands Reykjavik as signifying a new stage in the process of disarmament-from limitations to total abolition.