White House Statement on
the President's Meeting With the First
President met this morning with Brig. Gen. Roland LaJoie,
Director of the On-Site Inspection Agency, and members of the first team of
first inspections -- the baseline inspections -- are to take place during July
1 - September 1 and will cover 133 Soviet facilities. The Soviets will
simultaneously conduct inspections of 26 U.S. INF facilities in the
These inspection activities are an essential element of our verification regime for the INF treaty. In addition, the experience gained will be useful as we develop verification provisions for a strategic arms reduction agreement. Full and faithful implementation of the INF treaty will contribute to the confidence necessary to make further progress in arms reductions.