The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly on Monday (17 October) that Russia wants to carry on talking about general disarmament.
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SV Ambassador Oleg Troyanovsky addressing assembly
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Background: The Soviet Ambassador to the United Nations told the General Assembly on Monday (17 October) that Russia wants to carry on talking about general disarmament. And, said Ambassador Oleg Troyanovsky, good progress had been made in the SALT talks taking place in Washington.
SYNOPSIS: The Soviet Union, said Mr. Troyanovsky, was trying to preserve peace -- but, he said there were a number of questions which still had to be solved. Once a new SALT agreement had been reached, he said, Russia would be ready to begin reducing existing stockpiles of nuclear weapons. And, said Mr. Troyanovsky, ??? America was prepared to do the same, Russia would be ready to reduce the size or its Mediterranean and Indian Ocean ???.....including nuclear-armed vessels. The speech has been regarded by expert s as the most positive response from the USSR so ??? to the long drawn-out strategic nuclear arms limitations talks. And last week the same General Assembly heard President Carter make similar offers...if the Soviet Union agreed to do likewise. However, on other world issues, things were no going so well, according to Ambassador Troyanovsky. He charged President Carter with hampering solutions to other world problems with his stance on human rights.