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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • November 18, 1976

    Memorandum from Anneli Puura, 'Visit by the Acting Counsellor of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea with State Secretary Tuovinen'

    A North Korean official complains about Finnish media attention to the smuggling scandal.

  • November 18, 1976

    Memorandum from Ambassador Figuerero to Castro Madero

    This memo, produced by the Argentine Ambassador in charge of the Scientific and Technical Affairs Division of the Argentine Foreign Ministry, alerts the Director of the Argentine Nuclear Commission Carlos Castro Madero that the new Carter administration will attempt to exert pressure on Brazil’s nuclear program and hinder its nuclear deal with West Germany. It notes that regardless of Carter’s nuclear policy, Brazil would “try by all means confirm its right to nuclear development.”

  • November 18, 1976

    Telegram to the Minister from Affairs from the Ambassador in the United States

    The ROK ambassador in the United States sends alerts the Minister of Foreign Affairs on the issue of US troop withdrawal from South Korea, highlighting the Carter administration's policies on the issue and the Japanese stance.

  • November 19, 1976

    US Embassy Cable, Brazilian Public Reaction to US Nuclear Policies

    The US Embassy in Brazil quotes a Brazilian ministry official who declares Brazil will continue its nuclear program “despite all the threats and reprisals” from the US. The unnamed official goes on to say, “The Americans, our allies, are behaving in a way worse than that of our common enemies, the Russians.”

  • November 22, 1976

    Hua Guofeng’s Statement to Vietnamese Leaders

  • November 23, 1976

    United States Information Service, 'United States Statement on UN Vote on South Africa'

    US statement to the UN General Assembly delivered by delegate Father Hupp. The statement explains the why the US voted no on a series of resolutions regarding South Africa. These included resolutions on an arms embargo, sporting boycott and other resolutions concerning Apartheid. It also voted no on a resolution condemning Israel for arms sales to South Africa.

  • November 24, 1976

    Notes from President of Nuclebrás Paulo Nogueira Batista to the Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Relations

    Meeting among the members of the Ministry of Foreign Relations, the Ministry of Energy, the National Commission of Atomic Energy and the Council of National Security on a nuclear cooperation agreement proposed by CNEA. The objective of the agreement was to steer away doubts about a hypothetical nuclear competition between Brazil and Argentina, after Jimmy Carter was elected president in the US. Most participants of the meeting were contrary to a nuclear cooperation with Buenos Aires.

  • November 29, 1976

    Cable from Ambassador Wickert to the Foreign Office, 'Benefits of Relationship with China for the Alliance'

    West German Ambassador Wickert reports to the Foreign Office about Chinese foreign policy following Mao Zedong's death.

  • December 01, 1976

    Ambassador A.F. Dobrynin's Conversation with Averell Harriman

  • December 02, 1976

    Summary of the Conversation with Mauzy, Committee Staff of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, and William J. Garvelink, aide for Rep. Donald M. Fraser

    Summary of the conversation with Mauzy, Committee Staff of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs of the US House of Representatives, and William J. Garvelink, aide for Representative Donald M. Fraser on the issue of US-ROK relationship regarding US Congress' support of ROK.

  • December 02, 1976

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'IKV Standpoint 1977: A First Attempt at an Outline'

    This "first attempt at an outline" is the start of a process to compose a new, general vision for the IKV, first one after the Sta of 1972. Important themes other than the nuclear arms race include development cooperation and human rights.

  • December 05, 1976

    Interchurch Peace Council (IKV), 'Long Term Plans: An Attempt at Structuring'

    This document, prepared by IKV Secretary Mient Jan Faber, offers an overview of the work of the IKV shortly before most attention would be directed to launching the anti-nuclear campaign during the 1977 Peace Week. The council is preparing a wide range of activities for 1977, including the formulation of a new Standpoint.

  • December 06, 1976

    On the Provocative Demonstration by Antisocial Elements on Pushkin Square in Moscow and at the Pushkin Monument in Leningrad

    The Committee for State Security reported on anti-socialist actions around Pushkin Square that occurred December 5, 1976. A group gathered around Pushkin Square to participate in a "silent protest" in order to bring attention to violations of constitutional rights and were photographed by several foreign correspondents.

  • December 07, 1976

    Report for South African Prime Minister Balthazar Vorster from ADR, Prime Minister's Return to Geneva

    Description of the situation at the Geneva Conference, the lack of Kissinger's presence due to Ford's electoral defeat, and the South African realization that the chance for a peace settlement at Geneva is almost gone.

  • December 08, 1976

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK requests economic aid and technology from the Soviet Union. The Soviets repeatedly ignore or refuse the requests.

  • December 12, 1976

    US Department of State Cable, ROK Nuclear Reprocessing

    A heavily redacted report on joint U.S.-Canadian coordination vis-a-vis the South Korean nuclear program.

  • December 23, 1976

    Secret Telegram No. 3571/IV - From Moscow to Warsaw

    The Secretary Deputy Head of the International Department of the CC CPSU, Oleg Rakhamnin, reports there are no changes in China’s anti-Soviet propaganda

  • December 23, 1976

    Letter, William W. Scranton to Ion Datcu containing "Report on the Activities of the United Nations Command (UNC) (September 1, 1975-December 20, 1976)"

    William Scranton sends a report of the United Nations Command concerning the maintenance of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

  • December 23, 1976

    Message from Yugoslav Embassy in Beijing, 'From Our People in Addis Ababa – For Your Information'

    A Yugoslav diplomat offers a detailed view of the increasing level of formal contact between the Soviet Bloc and Ethiopia in mid-1976, also witnessing the local competition between the Chinese and the Soviet Bloc and comparing their modes of conduct.

  • December 25, 1976

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Muammar al-Qaddafi

    Qaddafi seeks Bulgarian assistance in his attempt to close a deal with the Soviet Union for purchase of weapons and for construction of a nuclear power plant. Todor Zhivkov in turn requests a loan. Both leaders discuss the situation in Yemen, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Syria, Chad, Sudan, and Western Sahara.