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SALT II

SALT II was a second round of the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks from 1972-1979 between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, which sought to curtail the manufacture of strategic nuclear weapons. It was a continuation of progress made during the SALT I talks.

An agreement to limit strategic launchers was reached in Vienna on June 18, 1979 and was signed by Leonid Brezhnev and President Jimmy Carter. It was never formally ratified by the United States Senate, but its terms were honored by both sides.

Subsequent discussions took place under STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty[?] (START[?]) and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.

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