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August 26, 1972

TELEGRAM, EMBASSY OF HUNGARY IN NORTH KOREA TO THE HUNGARIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY

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    Following the signing of the North-South Joint Communiqué, the Embassy of Hungary in North Korea describes the DPRK plan to unite the Korean Peninsula by cornering Park Chung Hee.
    "Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry," August 26, 1972, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, MOL, XIX-J-1-j Korea, 1972, 59. doboz, 81-107, 00958/48/1972. Obtained and translated for NKIDP by Balázs Szalontai. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/116633
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On August 24, the Bulgarian chargé d’affaires informed me about the following:

Recently he met the competent executive officer of the International Liaisons Office of the Korean Workers’ Party CC, who told him the following on his own initiative:

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To make South Korea accept the joint declation was a huge achievement.

Its aim is to pull the rug from under the South Korean Fascist regime, facilitate the abrogation of the South Korean anti-Communist laws, and establish first a bourgeois democratic system in which the Communist party could operate legally.

Peaceful and democratic unification will be possible only after that, the Korean Communists take this into consideration. Now Park Chung Hee is like a caged dog, he is looking for a way out.

Now the Korean Communists are working to ensure that Park Chung Hee have only one way out, namely, the extension of North-South contacts, which will eventually strangle Park Chung Hee and his Fascist regime.

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