Letter Accepting the Resignation of Richard F. Staar as United States Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions Negotiations

January 12, 1983

Dear Dick:

It is with great regret that I accept your resignation as U.S. Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Forces Reduction Talks.

Your efforts to implement the arms control objectives of this Administration have been appreciated, especially your work on the concept of a draft treaty which NATO tabled for the first time in Vienna last July.

You have served honorably and worked hard in support of our policies, and all of us owe you a debt of gratitude.

Thank you for your loyal and dedicated service. You may be sure you have my best wishes for every success.

Sincerely,

Ronald Reagan

Dear Mr. President:

Please accept my resignation as United States Representative to the Mutual and Balanced Force Reduction talks, to become effective at your pleasure.

It has been a personal honor and a privilege to serve in your Administration. I look forward to doing so again in any capacity where you deem my talents of value.

Respectfully submitted,

Richard F. Staar

Note: As printed above, the letters follow the text of the White House press release.