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get citationNorth Korea's war plans against South Korea are vaguely hinted a during a meeting between Mao Zedong, Zhou Enlai, Kim Il Sung, and Pak Heon-yeong."Telegram from Roshchin to Stalin" May 13, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archive of the President of the Russian Federation (APRF). http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/112023
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Ciphered Telegram Strictly Secret
Making copies is forbidden
[Stamp: "Declassified 14 December 1993"]
For immediate report to comrade Filippov.x/
Today on May 13, at 23 hours 30 minutes Zhou Enlai paid a visit to me and, following the instructions of Mao Zedong, let me know the following:
1. Kim Il Sung and minister of foreign affairs of the Korean People's-Democratic Republic Pak Heon-yeong [Pak Hon Yong] arrived in Peking on May 13 this year.
2. In the evening comrade Mao Zedong has had a meeting with them. In the conversation with comrade Mao Zedong the Korean comrades informed about the directives of comrade Filippov that the present situation has changed from the situation in the past and, that North Korea can move toward actions; however, this question should be discussed with China and personally with comrade Mao Zedong.
3. The Korean comrades will stay in Peking for 2 days.
In connection with the above mentioned comrade Mao Zedong would like to have personal clarifications of comrade Filippov on this question, which, according to the previous telegram from comrade Filippov transferred by the [Soviet] Ambassador [to China] comrade [N.V.] Roshchin, were to follow in the coming days.
The Chinese comrades are requesting an urgent answer.
x/ Pseudonym I.V. Stalin.