Box Unknown container 456 for instance of Muskie and Gromyko dancing. Minuet.
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Item — Box: Unknown container 456 for instance of Muskie and Gromyko dancing. Minuet.
Scope and Content Note After the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1980, President Carter imposed a virtual embargo on all U.S.-Soviet contacts. By May, 1980, when Muskie met with Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko in Vienna, Muskie characterized the talks as merely "a diplomatic minuet as we each recite our reactions to the other's actions over the past six to eight months." Oliphant's cartoon exactly catches that characterization. Anita Holst-Jensen.
Dates: May 19, 1980