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The World

November 03, 1987

The State Department welcomed a Soviet disavowal of earlier charges in the Soviet-sponsored press that the AIDS virus was artificially cultivated at secret U.S. military bases. Department spokesman Charles Redman noted that the disavowal was contained in an article in the government newspaper Izvestia last Friday by prominent Soviet scientists. The charges were also decried in Moscow last Thursday by space expert Roald D. Sagdeyev of the Soviet Academy of Sciences. "The United States welcomes this authoritative Soviet disavowal of the false charges that the U.S. is responsible for the creation of the AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) virus," Redman said.

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