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Disarmament group urges freeze on deployments

The Independent Commission on Disarmament and Security Issues, a panel which includes Soviet and American experts, urged the two superpowers Sunday to freeze deployment of nuclear weapons for one year.

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Olof Palme, Swedish prime minister and chairman of the group, described the suggestion as ''remarkable, at a time when international negotiations are breaking down.''

Former British Prime Minister Edward Heath blocked an attempt to issue the proposal as a joint conclusion of Palme's group and a commission chaired by former West German Chancellor Willy Brandt.

''The Palme commission was playing entirely into Soviet hands,'' Heath said. Heath told reporters later that Georgi Arbatov, a member of the Soviet Communist Party Central Committee, had originally proposed a freeze on research, production, and deployment of all nuclear weapons for one year.

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