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President Of The United States (Speech)

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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Q31.

asked the Prime Minister whether she has any plans to meet the President of the United States of America to discuss with him the zero option, put forward in the President's speech to the National Press Club in Washington, DC, on 18 November.

I have no immediate plans to meet President Reagan. However, our two Governments consult closely about theatre nuclear force arms control and I have already made clear that I warmly welcome the President's offer to cancel NATO's plans to deploy cruise and Pershing II missiles if, in return, the Soviet Union will dismantle all its long range land-based theatre nuclear missiles, the SS4s, 5s and 20s.