Statement by Principal Deputy Press Secretary Speakes on the Soviet-United States Talks on Nuclear and Space Arms


August 6, 1986


The United States and the Soviet Union will meet at the level of experts in Moscow on August 11, 1986, to discuss issues related to the negotiations on nuclear and space arms. The U.S. team will be led by Ambassador Paul Nitze and will include Ambassadors Max Kampelman, Edward Rowny, Ronald Lehman, and Maynard Glitman, Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle, and Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs Col. Robert Linhard. This meeting of experts is intended to support the substantive negotiations in Geneva and the September 19 - 20, 1986, meeting of Secretary of State Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Shevardnadze in Washington.