Definition of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks

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(abbreviation SALT)
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talks between the US and the USSR to limit their nuclear weapons. The first agreement was signed in 1972 by President Richard Nixon and the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and was known as the SALT I Treaty. In the SALT II talks in 1979, President Jimmy Carter and Brezhnev agreed to more limits, but they were not approved by the US Senate because Soviet forces entered Afghanistan.