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 think it's a very good idea . K : It will not make my reception much warmer when I say friendly things ... Still there are some ideas following : K : Okay . D : Okay , thank you . So we will — somebody will be in touch with you .
I think that we should find a necessary combination of the principal idea without which the document is totally impossible - prevention of a nuclear war between our countries , with the way in which they should build their relations .
For now his main objective seems to be to smoke out the problems so that we will have a clearer idea of what the issues are . There will be a number . The Soviets have consistently rejected the concept of paying back interest on lend ...
However , the idea of a moratorium and special group of Soviet Source : National Archives , Nixon Presidential Materials , NSC Files , Box 953 , VIP Visits , Pete Peterson's Moscow Visit ( Commerce ) , 17 Jul - 3 Aug 72 [ 2 of 2 ] .
He continued : “ More than once during our discussions we have heard reference to the idea of ' godly ' interest rates . I take this as a euphemism for low interest rates . Well , we know that there are many bankers who lend money who ...