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The United States has told the Soviet Union it is ready to start talks on a civil aviation agreement aimed at resuming direct flights between the two countries, the State Department confirmed. Spokesman Charles Redman said no date has been set for discussions and that he could not firmly predict they will start before the November summit meeting between President Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Washington canceled the Soviets' U.S. landing rights in retaliation for the imposition of martial law in Poland in 1981.

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