Pankin Vows to Cut KGB Presence

Associated Press

Soviet Foreign Minister Boris D. Pankin promised Wednesday that he will reduce KGB staffs in embassies and investigate submarine intrusions into Swedish territory.

The number of agents working abroad for the secret agency will be cut "to the lowest minimum required by our security interests," Pankin told a news conference.

Swedish security police have estimated that a third of the diplomats at the Soviet Embassy in Stockholm have been linked to the KGB.

Pankin said the Defense Ministry, KGB and Interior Ministry will search their archives for information about submarines entering Sweden's territorial waters during the 1980s.

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