Statement on the
Resignation of United States Ambassador Arthur Adair Hartman
December 18, 1986
Arthur Hartman will relinquish his post in our Moscow Embassy early next year.
I will miss his wise counsel, most recently exemplified by his presence with me
in Reykjavik, and his expertise on
East-West relations. He has had a distinguished Foreign Service career and was
a major player in the important arena of United States-Soviet relations. He is
regarded with great respect and admiration by all of us who know him. I wish
him the very best, expressing my personal gratitude for his outstanding service
for over 5 years in this most challenging assignment.