Valued exposure: Treaty

US President Jimmy Carter shaking hands with Soviet Communist leader Leonid Brezhnev, Vienna, 1979

United States President Jimmy Carter and Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev signed Salt II, the first arms-reduction treaty between the two super powers, 18 June 1979.

The Strategic Arms Limitation Treaty - agreed in Vienna - commited both sides to a limit of 2,400 missile launchers.

Photo: AFP/Getty Images


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