Bill Would Cut Number of Soviet Envoys in U.S.
The Senate, pointing to an alleged U.S. Navy family spy ring, voted Friday to restrict the number of Soviet diplomats in the United States to the number of American diplomats allowed in the Soviet Union.
The provision was approved by voice vote as part of a bill authorizing funds for State Department operations in the United States and abroad. The bill must be reconciled with a version already approved by the House.
The United States has about 200 diplomats in the Soviet Union, about 100 fewer than the number of Soviet envoys in America.