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Reykjavik Summit Wrecked by Star Wars IN terms of tangible results, the meeting of Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik in Iceland was a failure. Yet reactions to it have been notably hopeful, Reagan said in Washington after the summit, "I believe we have it within our grasp to achieve some truly historic breakthroughs", though the US President, whose refusal to accept curbs on his cherished Strategic Defence Initiative (SDI) or Star WM-S programme was responsible for the collapse of the summit, had strong political reasons for sounding optimistic. However, even Gorbachev, while blaming Reagan, has said, "we are not losing heart and shutting the door". On the whole, there appears to be widespread agreement that the summit was a "major turning point" that has given "greater momentum to nuclear disarmament", as Japanese Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone put it.

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