Soviet Union, June 1972-August 1974
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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A Soviet photographer , and Mr. Sonnenfeldt , took several pictures of the General Secretary and Dr. Kissinger both out on the balcony and in the office . [ The group took their seats at the table in Brezhnev's office .
Kissinger : We will reserve our judgment . ... Last fall we agreed on September October.o Kissinger : Can we at least agree on a time interval between the end of the CSCE and the ... I will tell the General Secretary Kissinger : Good .
... 2 : 10-4 : 20 p.m. PARTICIPANTS Leonid I. Brezhnev , General Secretary of the Central Committee , CPSU Andrei A. ... Interpreter Andrei Vavilov , First Secretary , Ministry of Foreign Affairs Dr. Henry A. Kissinger , Assistant to ...
Memorandum for the President's File by the President's Assistant for National Security Affairs ( Kissinger ) Camp David , June 21 , 1973 . SUBJECT Meeting with General Secretary Leonid I. Brezhnev , Morning , Thursday , June 21 ...
General Secretary Brezhnev said he recalled the letter very well . If we give different interpretations , he added , politically the agreement would be reduced to nothing . Therefore the General Secretary agreed to Dr. Kissinger's ...