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 will not come now to repeat our position on the Vietnam question . It was expressed to you in Moscow with all clarity and in full . As you know , a Soviet delegation headed by N.V. Podgorny visited Hanoi the other day .
When Podgorny was in Hanoi , they took the position that they would have to hear from Peking about my trip first before they could take a final decision . They did promise , however , that they would study the proposition of Brezhnev ...
8 Flanigan's Position In my opinion , Peterson will be put in an untenable position if he insists that they , after buying $ 750 million of US grain , are directed after the fact not to use their ships for its transport .
SUBJECT Soviet Jewry — 1 ) Shapiro Case 2 ) President's Position I. Shapiro Case Bill Timmons has sent you the memorandum at Tab A2 informing you that Senator Robert Taft , Jr. , is under great pressure from his constituent Judith ...
... considered the recommendations contained in the State Department's memorandum of July 10 , 1972,2 and directed that the following should govern the US position when negotiations are resumed with the USSR : -We should initially ...