SALT II Treaty
On this day, President Jimmy Carter and the Soviet Union’s Leonid Brezhnev sign the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks II (SALT II) Treaty in Vienna, limiting each nation’s strategic weapons. 6/18/79.
Khrushchev: “Force will be met by force. If the U.S. wants war, that’s its problem…It’s up to the U.S. to decide whether there will be war or peace.”
Kennedy: “I see it is going to be a very cold winter.”
-Remarks between Soviet Premier Khrushchev and President Kennedy after their first meeting in Vienna, June 4, 1961
Soviet Premier Khrushchev and President Kennedy meet in Vienna, June 4, 1961