Statement by Assistant to the President for Press Relations Fitzwater on Soviet Noncompliance With Arms Control Agreements
The President today sent to the Congress the classified and unclassified versions of the annual report on Soviet noncompliance with arms control agreements mandated by Public Law 99 - 145.
analysis and findings contained in this report are an important element of our
approach to strengthening
year's report reaffirms the findings of the March 1987 report with respect to
Soviet violation of the ABM treaty, the biological and toxin weapons
Previous Soviet violations are continuing. All of these violations are a matter of serious concern to us, and we have urged the Soviets to do what is necessary to end them. Correcting their violations will be a true test of Soviet willingness to enter a more constructive relationship and broaden the basis for cooperation between our two countries on security matters.