SEATTLE — Secretary of State George P. Shultz today said it is up to the Soviet Union whether a treaty to cut long-range nuclear weapons in half will be ready for signing at a spring superpower summit in Moscow.
In a major foreign speech, Shultz said it "seems unlikely that the U.S.-Soviet relationship will ever lose what always has been and is today a strongly wary and at times adversarial element."
President Reagan and General Secretary Mikhail S. Gorbachev aim to sign the missile treaty at a summit intended to be staged in Moscow, either in late May or in June. The treaty would cut U.S. and Soviet armories of long-range nuclear submarines and bombers and land-based missiles by 50%.
Pledges Hard Work
Shultz said the U.S. side would work hard to get an accord ready. He will meet in Moscow in two weeks with Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze on the treaty, Afghanistan, human rights and other issues.