|Libellé||Brejnev annonce le gel du déploiement des missiles en Europe|
|Synopsis||SOVIET ANNOUNCES FREEZE ON MISSILES IN EUROPEAN AREA; Excerpts from speech, page A6.|
By SERGE SCHMEMANN, Special to the New York Times (The New York Times); Foreign Desk
March 17, 1982, Wednesday
Leonid I. Brezhnev announced today that Moscow was suspending its deployment of new nuclear missiles in European Russia. He also warned of retaliatory measures against the United States should the Atlantic alliance go through with the planned installation of new medium-range missiles in Western Europe. Addressing a convention of Soviet trade unions in the Kremlin, the Soviet leader said the freeze on the introduction of any new mediumrange nuclear missiles west of the Ural Mountains would last either until an arms-control agreement was reached with the United States or until the North Atlantic Treaty Organization started ''practical preparations'' for the deployment of the 572 new Pershing 2 and cruise missiles. Deployment of the missiles is not scheduled to begin until late next year. Mr. Brezhnev said further that Moscow intended to dismantle some of its medium-range missiles this year. He urged the swift resumption of talks on limiting strategic arms, and he suggested that in the interim Washington should agree to freeze deployment of long-range cruise missiles and restrict the patrol limits of missile-armed submarines.