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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I consider such discussion vital because it is essential that a historic agreement affecting basic security interests should be fully understood by the public . I believe you are aware that certain aspects of the agreement , especially ...
He pointed out what Dobrynin considers to be three significant portions of the paragraph on Vietnam : ( a ) The fact that the North Vietnamese had agreed to resume both private and plenary sessions in Paris .
In conclusion , I would like to tell you once again that we highly value and consider it very important and useful the established practice of confidential exchange of views between us . Especially important is that frankness which is ...
Haig wrote Kissinger in a covering memorandum : " Now that the Prime Minister has formally raised this issue in a direct communication with the President , we will have to consider very carefully the best means by which to proceed .
It is expected in Moscow that President Nixon would consider , taking into account L.I. Brezhnev's message of July 20 , 1972 and our present additional clarifications , our new draft Treaty , forwarded to him , in a positive manner .