CIPHERED TELEGRAM, GROMYKO TO RAZUVAEVCITATION SHARE DOWNLOAD
get citationTelegram from Gromyko to Razuvaev instructing him to explain to the Chinese and Koreans the reasoning behind Vyshinsky's demand that the demarcation line be established at the 38th parallel rather than at the present front line."Ciphered telegram, Gromyko to Razuvaev" November 21, 1951, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, APRF, Fond 45, Opis 1, Delo 348, Listy 44-45 and AVPRF, Fond 059a, opis 5a, Delo 5, papka 11, Listy 67-68 http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113632
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Tenth Department Received 18:35
Sent 20:50 21.XI.1951
To NORTH KOREA
To RAZUVAEV TOP PRIORITY
On 20 November the following directive from Comrade Filippov [Stalin] was sent to Roshchin:
“Explain to Mao Zedong and also to Kim Il Sung through Razuvaev, that there is indeed a difference between Vyshinsky's demand about the immediate withdrawal of USA troops across the 38th parallel and the present position of the Chinese-Korean comrades about the delineation of the demarcation line at the present front line. Vyshinsky could not speak otherwise in order to demonstrate the injustice of the USA position of refusing to withdraw their troops beyond the 38th parallel. Vyshinsky's position is advantageous to the Chinese-Korean comrades, since it demonstrates from one side the greediness of the Americans and from the other side the tractability and peaceableness of the Chinese- Korean comrades, who are making serious concessions for the sake of achieving peace.”
In view of the fact that Comrade Roshchin does not have communications with you and therefore cannot fulfill through you the order about transmitting to Kim Il Sung the elucidation given in the directive of Comrade Filippov, MID [Ministry of Foreign Affairs] is sending the directive to you.
Immediately telegraph the fulfillment.
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