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July 11, 1951

CABLE, MAO ZEDONG TO JOSEPH STALIN

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    Mao sends Stalin a brief report from Li Kenong concerning the agenda for the armistice negotiations.
    "Cable, Mao Zedong to Joseph Stalin," July 11, 1951, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archives of the Russian Ministry of Defense (TsAMO). Obtained by Andrei Mefodievich Ledovskii. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117413
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SECOND MAIN DIRECTORATE OF THE GENERAL STAFF OF THE SOVIET ARMY

CABLE Nº 21677

Copy Nº 1 to Cde. Stalin

Nº 2 to Cde. Stalin

from [BEIJING] received 1700 11 July 1951

Copy Nº 2

[Stamp: SUBJECT TO RETURN

to the IV Unit OS VKP(b) CC

Incoming Nº 533/2344/shs 11 July 1951]

SERIES "G" T.

to Cde. FILIPPOV

I am sending you brief report Nº 2 from Cde. LI KENONG of 2400 10 July for your information.

"To Cde. MAO ZEDONG. Copies to Cde. KIM IL SUNG and PENG DEHUAI. Brief report Nº 2 about the progress of the conference.

The meeting resumed at 1500. Our representatives submitted for consideration the agenda indicated in the previous telegram and criticized the agenda offered by the enemy representatives.

The enemy representatives agreed to submit for discussion points 1, 4, and 5 which we had proposed, however they vigorously opposed point 3, which provides for the withdrawal of all foreign troops from Korea. They explained this by the fact that foreign troops were sent by various countries and therefore this issue can only be discussed with the consent of the governments of the various countries and the UN. They repeatedly asked questions about this point.

Finally, the enemy representatives moved to minor issues (for example, freedom of communications) in order to stall for time and not reveal their platform.

They took the draft of our agenda with them for discussion. In addition, the enemy representatives offered a proposal to increase the number of support personnel to 120, including 20 correspondents.

As regards the arrival of correspondents we politely declined because we are not prepared for this.

In the afternoon the atmosphere was good. Cde NAM IL felt at ease at the meeting. The meeting ended at 1700.

The enemy delegation left on aircraft and motor vehicles. A new meeting will be held tomorrow at 0800. This evening we discussed the program for tomorrow twice.

LI KENONG. 2400 10 July 1951"

MAO ZEDONG

Nº 3457

11 July 1951

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Deciphered by Vaganov 1920 11 July Four copies printed.

Printed by Stepanova 1940 11 July   Nº 3 and 4 to the 8th Department

Nº 839

Verified: Major [signature] (Rudakov)