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.
Contents Preface III Sources XI Abbreviations and Terms ху Persons XIX Note on U.S. Covert Operations XXV Soviet Union , June 1972 - August 1974 1 Post - Moscow Summit Discussions and Issues , June - August 1972 .
Soviet Union , June 1972 - August 1974 Post - Moscow Summit Discussions and Issues , June - August 1972 1 . Memorandum of Conversation ? Washington , June 8 , 1972 , 10 a.m. PARTICIPANTS Anatoli Dobrynin Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Dobrynin ...
In the areas of health and outer space , the relevant agencies of our governments already have excellent working relationships , but I am certain that these have received added momentum from the summit meetings .
“ On behalf of the President , I want to thank you for your message about the summit talks in Moscow and the subject of Soviet Jews . As you know , the United States firmly supports the right of all people to emigrate , and this ...
Brezhnev states that the trade work should be looked upon as a continuation of the businesslike , constructive meetings held with the President at the Summit . He hopes that the day's talks could be frank because there could be no other ...