Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Grain Sales to the Soviet Union

Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on Grain Sales to the Soviet Union

August 1, 1986

The President has made a decision today to allow grain to be sold to the Soviet Union at current world market prices in sufficient quantities to fulfill the terms of the U.S.-Soviet long-term grain agreement. The unfulfilled portion of the contract calls for the Soviets to purchase 4 million metric tons of U.S. wheat by September 30, 1986.