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February 13, 1986

The Soviet Union is ready to destroy all its European SS-20 missiles on the spot with international inspectors looking on if the North Atlantic Treaty Organization will match the move, a leading Soviet arms control expert was quoted as saying. Gen. Nikolai Chervov made the offer during an interview on West Berlin's SFB television. West German defense experts who participated in the interview described the offer as the first detailed elaboration by a close aide to Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev of Gorbachev's latest disarmament and verification proposals.

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