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Scrap Asia Missiles, NATO Urges

May 15, 1987|Associated Press

STAVANGER, Norway — European allies urged the United States today to insist that any deal with the Kremlin on scrapping medium-range nuclear missiles include the Soviet Union's weapons in Asia as well as Europe.

The NATO position, announced after two days of talks in this North Sea oil port, reflects what Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger said was President Reagan's current wish. Defense ministers of 14 North Atlantic Treaty Organization countries said worldwide elimination of medium-range missiles should be a condition of any agreement.

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