Advertisement

The World

U.S. Embassy officials in Moscow have been told that Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev will not attend the opening session of the U.N. General Assembly this fall, according to a U.S. official who spoke on condition he not be identified. However, he said the Soviet leader’s absence would not rule out a possible summit meeting between Gorbachev and President Reagan before the end of the year. In Washington, White House spokesman Robert B. Sims said he has received no official word on whether Gorbachev will attend the U.N. session.


Advertisement