Statement by Principal
Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Soviet-United
States Negotiations on Nuclear and Space Arms
August 13, 1986
2 days of meetings were serious, substantive, and businesslike. Each side was
able to hear the other out in detail and to express its own views. The United States and the Soviets
explored ideas and had a good exchange. This dialog is intended to support the Geneva negotiations and the
Shultz-Shevardnadze meeting set for September. It is also a part of the overall
U.S.-Soviet diplomatic process in arms control and other key areas of the
bilateral agenda. We remain committed to our invitation for a summit in the United States this year. This dialog
on arms control issues will be continued. We anticipate that this group of
experts will meet again in the near future and will set the exact date in the
next several days through diplomatic channels.
Note: Larry M. Speakes read the statement to reporters at in the Briefing Room at the White House.