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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In the field of bilateral cooperation , I believe we should act promptly to give substance to the agreements we have ... With respect to the agreement to prevent incidents at sea , full implementing instructions have been issued to all ...
of a trade agreement . ... I plan very shortly to submit the treaty limiting ABM systems and the interim agreement on offensive strategic arms to ... I am confident that the agreements we concluded will command a substantial majority .
-The delegation is authorized to negotiate a trade agreement on the basis of the draft discussed by the ad hoc CIEP group on July 17 ° with changes then agreed , with Article 11 deleted from the text of the agreement -A shipping ...
On the same day , Senator Henry M. Jackson ( D - WA ) substituted his own version of a resolution approving the U.S. - Soviet Interim Agreement on limiting offensive strategic nuclear weapons , i.e. the SALT agreement .
Lynn ( explaining the basis for the UK agreement ) : They made an agreement that they would not take an immediate postponement and that any postponement would be based on economic need . This was the basis for agreement with the UK .