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  • October 20, 1967

    Note on a Conversation with the Acting Ambassador of the People’s Republic of Poland, Comrade Pudisz, on 9 October 1967 between 1000 and 1130 hours in the Polish Embassy

    A short note on North Korea's foreign economic relations with China and the USSR, as well as anti-Korean sentiment in China.

  • October 27, 1967

    Note from the GDR Embassy in Pyongyang to Comrade Libermann

    A Chinese Red Guard newspaper harshly criticized the DPRK revisionists' attitude towards PRC.

  • November 02, 1967

    Report from the Hungarian Embassy in Moscow on Soviet foreign policy on the crisis in the Middle East in 1967

    This report by the Hungarian embassy in Moscow states that neither the Soviet Union nor the United States wants to escalate tensions over the crisis in the Middle East and may be able to find a resolution.

  • November 03, 1967

    Report on the Stance of the Korean Workers' Party and the Relations with Albania

    Albanian officials describe North Korea’s relations with the Soviet Union in 1967 as well as Kim Il Sung’s cult of personality.

  • November 06, 1967

    Internal Memorandum of Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korean Note'

    A brief note suggests that the 12-page note sent to the Ministry by the North Korean Embassy in Prague should be returned as if never read. The 31 October 1967 North Korean note, introduced by a brief letter in English and provided both in French and in Korean, deals with U.S. imperialism and the risk of war it entails.

  • November 07, 1967

    Statement by U Thant in First Committee of the UN General Assembly

    Under-Secretary for Political and Security Council Affairs Aleksei E. Nesterenko addresses the First Committee (Political and Security) of the General Assembly for Secretary-General U Thant. The statement concerns the United Nations Command in Korea from 7 July 1950 to 7 June 1963 and overviews the unified command under the United States, assistance of Member States, correspondences with the Security Council, and the detention of two United Nations Command officers.

  • November 07, 1967

    25th Meeting of Non-Aligned Group with Discussion on Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

    Mexican and Brazilian representatives disagree on if peaceful nuclear explosions (PNEs) are allowed by the Latin American treaty.

  • November 07, 1967

    Complaint by [Government of] Brazil Regarding Czechoslovak Transport of Guerrilla Fighters from Cuba to Latin America

    Head of the 1st Administration of the Ministry of the Interior Josef Houska reports a complaint by the Brazilian government regarding to Czechoslovak assistance of transporting guerrilla fighters from Cuba to Latin America. Brazilian government issued an official warning that relations between Brazil and Czechoslovak could be deteriorated in connection with the support for Cuba. Houska says Brazilian officials' argument could be proof that Czechoslovak specially selected officials making technical arrangement for the transits belong to some section of the Czechoslovak civil service. However, the Czechoslovak authorities cannot be blamed that they go along with the activities of the Cuban Embassy in Prague, which controls the transport of the guerrillas since an embassy is entitled to engage in full diplomatic activities in a friendly country. Houska argues that the Brazilian government does not have conceret evidence for the direct accusation of Czechoslovakia. The position of the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs could have been the result of pressure by ultra-reactionary forces in domestic policy which are concerned by the opposition activities in Brazil and abroad.

  • November 09, 1967

    Note, UN Under-Secretary Nesterenko to Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Scope of UN Command in Korea

    Under-Secretary Aleksei E. Nesterenko relays to Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant the reaction of representatives from Hungary, Cambodia, United States, Ghana, and Liberia to Secretary-General U Thant's 7 November 1967 address concerning the United Nations Command in Korea. The representatives commented on the scope of the United Nations Command in Korea and the United States' involvement in Korea.

  • November 09, 1967

    Polish Record of Meeting of Soviet-bloc leaders (and Tito) in Moscow

    Soviet bloc leaders discuss current UN resolutions being devised to deal with the Middle East crisis and unmask U.S. imperialism at work. They talk about the US's desire to forces Nasser out. They also discuss internal Israeli politics, with dovish president Eshkol pitted against hawkish Defense Minister Dayan. They agree that this may be the best chance to make the Arabs realize that a political solution, not a military one, is necessary to solve the Middle East crisis. Tito pushes for a common resolution of all socialist countries, not just the USSR.

  • November 10, 1967

    Memorandum, Chairman of the State Security Committee Andropov, Four American Servicemen Deserters from US Intrepid

    Four American servicemen who deserted in Japan from the US Intrepid as protest against US involvement in the Vietnam War. Andropov recommends that the Soviet Union help the four men come to Europe as part of a propaganda campaign.

  • November 13, 1967

    Aide-Mémoire on the Non-Proliferation Treaty Distributed by the US Committee for Euratom Commission

    Checklist of topics covered in discussions between the United States and the Soviet Union on Article III of the Nonproliferation Treaty.

  • November 13, 1967

    50th Anniversary of the October Revolution in the DPRK

    The East Germany Embassy reports that "relations between DPRK and PRC are also tense and a source of concern for the Korean comrades."

  • November 14, 1967

    Information Report Sent by István Garajszki to Deputy Foreign Minister Erdélyi, "Hungarian-Korean Solidarity Meeting in Budapest and Salgótarján,” 14 November 1967.

    A report summarizing an agreement to repatriate Koreans in Japan and expressing Choe Guk-hyeon's views on the Indonesian Communist Party, Sukarno, and his trip to Africa.

  • November 17, 1967

    Letter, Pak Seong-cheol to Mr. Corneliu Manescu containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

    Pak Seong-cheol sends a letter containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK" which denounces United States' enforcement of a General Assembly resolution on the Korean Question.

  • November 17, 1967

    Operation MANUEL: Origins, Development and Aims

    Comrade Josef Houska submits a document concerning issues related to cooperation with the Cuban intelligence service especially the Operation MANUEL to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia. The Operational MANUEL started in 1962 when the Cuban intelligence asked the Czechoslovak resident in Havana to arrange a transit through Prague for Venezuelan nationals who underwent guerrilla training in Cuba. In 1964 talks were held between Cuban and Czechoslovak intelligence services but no formal agreement of the tasks and responsibilities was concluded between the two. The Soviet government was informed about the Operation MANUEL and stated its agreement with the project. Houska says that the main objective of the operation is the education and training of revolutionary cadres from Latin America and the organization of combat groups. Participants of the operation were not confined to cadres from among the ranks of communist parties but also included members from various nationalist and anti-American groupings. The routes of individual participants in the operation were determined by the Cuban intelligence service who mainly directed the Operation MANUEL. Houska says problems that arisen in the course of the operation were solved in collaboration with Cuban and the Soviet authorities. The document cautioned about counter-espionage institutions' increasing interests in the operation and the fact that the US intelligence service agents were among the operation participants. Houska says refusal to offer assistance would have a negative impact on Cuba and Czechoslovakia would lose control over the operation.

  • November 20, 1967

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in China to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 20 November 1967

    A report on a hostile sentiment between North Korea and PRC after the Cultural Revolution.

  • November 20, 1967

    Record of Conversation Between A.A. Gromyko and Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK Comrade Pak Seong-cheol

    A record of conversation on the question of the withdrawal of the US troops from South Korea and the tense situation along the demarcation line.

  • November 21, 1967

    Rajya Sabha Debate on the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Transcript of debate between members of Rajya Sabha on the Non-Proliferation Treaty draft presented by the United States and the U.S.S.R. to the Disarmament Conference in Geneva. Contents, government reaction, and India's nuclear aspirations are discussed.

  • November 23, 1967

    Cable, 'India Visit by the Federal Chancellor'

    Description of Federal Chancellor Kiesinger's visit to India, summarizing the issues he discusses with Indira Ghandi during his stay there. First, Kiesinger explains the position of West Germany regarding the Vietnam War, issues in the Middle East, the Non-Proliferation Treaty, and German trade with China. Indira Gandhi then raises a number of issues, including German-Indian relations, India's conflicts with Pakistan and China, India's current domestic problems, and a concluding hope that West Germany and India can deepen relations.