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Chief Soviet arms negotiator Viktor P. Karpov was called back to Moscow “for consultations,” Soviet officials said. One Soviet source said the consultations will include U.S. plans to abandon the unratified 1979 SALT II treaty on strategic arms limitation. Soviet delegates to the 15-month-old Geneva arms talks have said privately that such U.S. action would block any progress at the stalled negotiations and also jeopardize any new U.S.-Soviet summit this year.


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