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Noun1.SALT II - the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
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Development of orbital weaponry was largely halted after the 1967 Outer Space Treaty and the 1979 SALT II Treaty came into force.
The SALT I treaty paved the way for further arms talks between Brezhnev and Nixon in 1974 and the later signing of SALT II, which sought to curtail the manufacturing of strategic nuclear weapons, by Brezhnev and President Jimmy Carter in 1979.
1979 US and Soviet Union sign the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
I was born in the early 60s and have clear early memories of growing up during the Cold War with regular news of NATO exercises across the North German Plain, the importance of protecting the Fulda Gap which was considered one of the main routes for any invading Soviet tank attack on West Germany from Eastern Europe, and of course the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between America and Russia, know as SALT 1 and SALT II. These were then followed by the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty talks (otherwise known as the START series).
President Ronald Reagan called the SALT II arms control treaty"fatally flawed," yet he found a way to live with it as part of a strategy that used an arms buildup to pressure the Soviets.
And in the news headlines, McDonald's introduced the first Happy Meal in their restaurants (which hadn't reached the North East yet); Pope John Paul II returned for his first official visit to his native Poland; and America and Russia signed the SALT II nuclear agreement in Vienna.
Harrop also notes that the Cold War period yielded significant diplomatic breakthroughs in U.S.-Soviet relations, including the Helsinki Accords, the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty (ABM), and the Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty (SALT II).
It was used again for the SALT II Summit in 1979, when President Jimmy Carter and Soviet Premier Leonid Brezhnev met before signing the SALT II treaty.
1 Brezhnev and Carter signed the SALT II arms limitation treaty 2 The Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran after more than 14 years of exile 3 Margaret Thatcher became Prime Minister for the first time 4 Sid Vicious and John Wayne died impossipuzzles When Jane was old as Ruth will be when Jane is a year older than Ruth will be when Jane is twice as old as Ruth is now, Ruth was just a third as old as Jane will be when Ruth is as old as Jane is now.
The cornerstone of arms control in the 1970s was the SALT II accord.
Brezhnev signed the SALT II strategic arms limitation treaty in Vienna.
On his watch, the United States and China normalized relations, SALT II was signed, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, and the hostage rescue attempt in Iran failed.