Soviet Union, June 1972-August 1974
U.S. Government Printing Office, 2012 - History - 1095 pages
The Foreign Relations of the United States series presents the official documentary historical record of major foreign policy decisions and significant diplomatic activity of the United States Government.
This volume is part of a subseries of the Foreign Relations of the United States that documents the most significant foreign policy issues and major decisions of the administrations of Richard M. Nixon and Gerald R. Ford. Five volumes in this subseries, volumes XII through XVI, cover U.S. relations with the Soviet Union. This specific volume documents United States policy toward Soviet Union from June 1972 until August 1974, following closely the development of the administration's policy of Détente and culminating with President Nixon's resignation in August 1974.
This volume continues the practice of covering U.S.-Soviet relations in a global context, highlighting conflict and collaboration between the two superpowers in the era of Détente. Chronologically, it follows volume XIV, Soviet Union, October 1971- May 1972, which documents the May 1972 Moscow Summit between President Nixon and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. This volume includes numerous direct personal communications between Nixon and Brezhnev covering a host of issues, including clarifying the practical application of the SALT I and ABM agreements signed in Moscow. Other major themes covered include the war in Indochina, arms control, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSE), commercial relations and most-favored-nation status, grain sales, the emigration of Soviet Jews, Jackson-Vanik legislation, and the October 1973 Arab-Israeli war.
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... Edward E. , Jr. , Science Adviser to the President and Director , White House Office of Science and Technology Davis , Jeanne W. , member , National Security Council Secretariat Dayan , Moshe , Israeli Defense Minister Deng Xiaoping ...
On September 12 , Vorontsov delivered a note to Haig from the Soviet leadership protesting the Israeli action , which Haig ... The Soviet note called the air attacks “ a premeditated provocation by Israel against Syria and Lebanon .
We are not aware of any secret Israeli plan , whatever you may read , or any secret Israeli / Egyptian talks . ... I was never wild about the idea of an interim settlement but I believe the biggest problem is to get Israel to make an ...
I doubt Israel would accept this . In fact I am sure Israel would not accept this without massive pressure . If it is conceivable we could perhaps apply something like it to the Golan Heights . The major problem is to get some movement ...
On Suez , Egypt is prepared to allow peaceful passage of Israeli shipping . With respect to Israel's independence and sovereignty and existence , we agree to this , and the Arabs too , although without enthusiasm !