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March 22, 1960

JOURNAL OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK A.M. PUZANOV FOR 22 MARCH 1960

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    Puzanov and Pak Seong-cheol comment on the introduction of nuclear weapons to South Korea by the United States.
    "Journal of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 22 March 1960," March 22, 1960, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, AVPRF fond 0102, opis 16, delo 6, p.72-122. Translated for NKIDP by Gary Goldberg. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116170
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USSR EMBASSY IN THE DPRK [faded USSR   TOP SECRET

MFA stamp:                     Copy Nº 3

Nº 58 0767s

25 March 1960 9 April 1960]

[handwritten:

"to Cdes. [[N. P. Varnov?]] and Samsonov, G. Ye.

9 April 1960 [[illegible signature]]"]

JOURNAL

of Soviet Ambassador in the DPRK A. M. Puzanov for the period

16 February through 24 March 1960

Pyongyang

[…]

22 March 1960

I visited Pak Seong-cheol [Pak Song Chol] and informed him of the opinion expressed in Moscow about the draft statement regarding the introduction into South Korea of American atomic and missile weaponry (see the record of the 1 March conversation).

Pak Seong-cheol expressed gratitude for the report I made and said that the ideas expressed in Moscow will be reported to the DPRK government.

Pak Seong-cheol did not state any questions about the information I gave or his attitude toward its content.

The report was translated by Embassy interpreter D. A. Priyemsky.

[…]

USSR AMBASSADOR IN THE DPRK

[signature]

(A. PUZANOV)

Five copies printed

1 - Cde. A. A. Gromyko

2 - Cde. Yu. V. Andropov

3 - Cde. DVO, USSR MFA

4 - Cde. I. I. Tugarinov

5 - to file

Nº [208]