Share this story
Close X
Switch to Desktop Site

News In Brief

GOP leaders urge Reagan to hold Soviet summits

Two leading Senate Republicans urgently appealed to President Reagan Tuesday to hold regular, annual summit meetings with the top Soviet leader. The proposal for annual meetings, starting next year, was made by Sen. Charles H. Percy (R) of Illinois, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. It was heartily endorsed by Senate majority leader Howard H. Baker Jr. (R) of Tennessee at a White House meeting between Mr. Reagan and GOP congressional leaders. Senator Baker said the yearly sessions were needed ''to figure out some way not to blow each other up.''

About these ads

Mr. Percy said Reagan responded by saying, ''We are ready to meet at any time on arms control. We've offered to meet with them. It's they who have walked out, '' referring to arms control talks.

Follow Stories Like This
Get the Monitor stories you care about delivered to your inbox.