114. Letter From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Kissinger) to Soviet General Secretary Brezhnev1

Dear Mr. General Secretary:

I have been authorized by President Nixon2 to inform you that the text of the Agreement on the Prevention of Nuclear War is agreed between us in substance.

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This text, the English language version of which is attached,3 is subject to review solely as to legal form, style and conformity of the Russian and English language versions, but not as to substance.

Henry A. Kissinger
  1. Source: National Archives, Nixon Presidential Materials, NSC Files, Kissinger Office Files, Box 75, Country Files—Europe—USSR, Kissinger Conversations at Zavidovo, May 5–8, 1973. No classification marking. The letter is on White House stationery but it was presumably prepared in Zavidovo to be given to Brezhnev before Kissinger’s departure.
  2. See Document 108 and footnote 2 thereto.
  3. Attached but not printed.