October 17, 1987 |
Soviet Ambassador Yuri V. Dubinin, in a rare question-and-answer session with American reporters, Friday downplayed recent Soviet objections posed in the superpower negotiations on a pending arms control agreement, calling them "technical problems" and not of interest "even to our own embassy." Dubinin's remarks come the day after Secretary of State George P. Shultz left on a 10-day trip that will include arms talks in Moscow.
June 17, 1987 |
Soviet Ambassador Yuri V. Dubinin, disputing President Reagan's assertion of the previous day, said Tuesday that his country has only a minor military presence in the Persian Gulf and has no intention of providing military escorts for Kuwaiti oil tankers. Soviet policy, Dubinin insisted, "is to diminish the tension in the region . . . not to increase the military presence but just the contrary, to diminish military presence in this region."
February 24, 1990 |
The Soviet Union offered Friday to admit Rep. C. Christopher Cox and three colleagues to Lithuania--three days after the election that the congressmen were sent to observe. "I've had more bureaucratic double talk today from the Soviet Union than I can stand," Cox (R-Newport Beach) said Friday in a telephone interview. The congressional delegation has been waiting in West Berlin since Wednesday for Soviet permission to travel to Lithuania to monitor today's legislative elections.
August 5, 1986
A career diplomat, Alexander M. Belonogov, has been named Soviet ambassador to the United Nations, the Foreign Ministry announced in Moscow. Belonogov, 55, formerly the Soviet envoy in Egypt, succeeds Yuri V. Dubinin, named to the U.N. post in March, then two months later appointed Soviet ambassador in Washington. Belonogov's appointment rounds out a string of recent Soviet diplomatic shuffles, including the appointment of new ambassadors to Britain, France, Spain, Japan and China.