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February 28, 1976

TELEGRAM FROM PYONGYANG TO BUCHAREST, SECRET, URGENT, NO. 067.043

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    The Embassy of Romania in Pyongyang summarizes North Korea's response to the introduction of F-111 bombers to South Korea based on comments from the Press Department of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
    "Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 067.043," February 28, 1976, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archives of the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Matter 220 - Relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, 1976. Obtained by Izador Urian and translated for NKIDP by Eliza Gheorghe. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/114107
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TELEGRAM

Sender: Pyongyang

CLASSIFICATION: SECRET

Urgent

Date: 28.02.1976/02:00

No.: 067.043

To: the Press and Culture Direction; the 1st Direction - Relations

With respect to the introduction of F-111 bombers in South Korea on February 24th, 1976, the Press Department in the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs organized a press conference on February 27th, 1976, which was attended by Korean journalists, foreign press correspondents and press attaches in Pyongyang.

On this occasion a declaration of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs was presented on the issue mentioned above, in which, amongst other things, it was shown that the DPRK government condemns the provocative act of the United States, which is threatening peace in Asia and in the entire world.

“The American imperialists are the main instigators to the rise of tensions and the unleashing of a war of aggression in Korea.” “Facts show,” the declaration underlines, “that as long as the US troops are stationed in South Korea, it is impossible to get rid of the state of tension and to achieve the unification of the homeland.”

The declaration reiterates arguments and observations already known in respect to the Korean problem.

Signed: Ambassador Dumitru Popa