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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 31, 1978

    Prime Minister Morarji Desai's Testimony on the Decision to not Pursue Further Peaceful Nuclear Explosions

    Transcript of Prime Minister Shri Morarji Desai's testimony before Rajya Sabha on the decision to no longer conduct peaceful nuclear explosions and to focus on more peaceful purposes.

  • July 31, 1978

    Meeting, Thornhill Air Base between Smith, Fourie, Gaylard and Snell

    Discussion of British involvement in Rhodesian conflict resolution, whether domestic British politics is a driving force of Foreign Secretary Owen's recent ovetures.

  • August 01, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.808 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports that, for a second time in 1978, the DPRK has published excerpts critical of the USSR from the Chinese press.

  • August 01, 1978

    TELEGRAM 016.723 from the Romanian Embassy in Bangui to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The ROK and DPRK government make competing diplomatic efforts to win support of the Central African Empire.

  • August 07, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.812 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The editor-of-chief of Nodong Sinmun apologizes for including an excerpt from the Chinese press that criticizes the USSR and says that the DPRK position towards the USSR has not changed.

  • August 14, 1978

    Letter from Todor Zhivkov to Leonid Brezhnev, Yalta

    Prior to his meeting with the Soviet leader, Todor Zhivkov lays out some issues of the Bulgarian-Soviet economic cooperation, such as pricing and the resulting trade deficit, and areas of specialization within COMECON.

  • August 14, 1978

    Background report on Ethiopia’s Relations with Western Countries

    The report details the relations between Ethiopia and the Western countries, primarily how they have changed since the 1974 revolution. It focuses on relations between the United States and the common market countries specifically.

  • August 17, 1978

    Prime Minister, Morarji Desai's Statement on the Non-Proliferation Treaty

    Transcript of Prime Minister Shri Morarji R. Desai's speech to the Rajya Sabha on the reasoning behind India's refusal to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty in the United States

  • August 17, 1978

    TELEGRAM 016.734 from the Romanian Embassy in Bangui to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    While Kim Gyeon-yeon wants to reach an exclusive agreement with the Central African Republic, the Central African Republic seeks to gain favors from both Koreas.

  • August 22, 1978

    TELEGRAM 079.451 from the Romanian Embassy in Tripoli to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    A senior Libyan official visits the DPRK and requests assistance with construction. Military and cultural cooperation between North Korea and Libya are also discussed.

  • August 30, 1978

    Report, Hungarian National Atomic Energy Commission to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The socialist countries coordinate their delegations before an IAEA Conference. The Cuba delegation states it can not afford to sign the NPT, citing American presence in Guantanamo.

  • August 30, 1978

    Evaluation by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union of the Normalization of US-Chinese Relations

    In this evaluation of Chinese-US rapprochement, elaborated by the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), Moscow states that Beijing is going to great lengths to demonstrate its willingness to cooperate closely with Washington, including through the creation of a global strategic alliance between China and the US against the Soviet Union and the entire Socialist community. Moscow urges its Eastern European allies to make use of all political and ideological means available to fight against the creation of a unified front between China and the US.

  • August 31, 1978

    Record of Conversation with H.E. Mr. William H. Gleysteen, Jr.

    Ambassadors Gleysteen and Miller discuss relations between North Korea and South Korea and the regional situation in Northeast Asia in 1978.

  • September 01, 1978

    'Next Steps on Pakstani Reprocessing Issue,' US Embassy Paris cable 29233 to State Department

    Summary of a meeting with French non-proliferation advisor Andre Jacoment. Discussion of the consequences of the French government's cancellation of a project to build a plutonium reprocessing plant at Chashma, Pakistan.

  • September, 1978

    Note from the Conversation with the Politburo Member of the CC CPS, Minster of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, Comrade Andrei Gromyko

    A short excerpt from a discussion about China

  • September, 1978

    Report, Centre Against Apartheid, 'US Arms Transfers to South Africa in Violation of the United Nations Voluntary Arms Embargo: 1963-1977'

    Centre Against Apartheid report on US violations on the South African Arms Embargo.

  • September, 1978

    Report on the Visit to Ethiopia by the Soviet Party-Government Delegation

    The Soviet Union along with other socialist countries were invited to Ethiopia to celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Ethiopian revolution. The report discusses Soviet-Ethiopian relations, improvement of the Ethiopian political situation, the arms race, and foreign policy.

  • September 03, 1978

    'Pakistan Reprocessing vs. French Commercial Deals,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Report on status of France-Pakistan deal for saviem trucks, which was connected with the recently canceled plutonium reprocessing plant project.

  • September 05, 1978

    'Ambassador’s Talk with General Zia,' Embassy Islamabad cable to State Department

    Ambassador Hummel describes a conversation with General Zia. They discussed the cancellation of the French reprocessing project, disputes over the Pakistani-Afghan border, and the Central Treaty Organization (CENTRO).

  • September 05, 1978

    Speech made by Pham Van Dong

    Pham Van Dong speaks on the war against Pol Pot and Ieng Sary, the issue of the Hoa people in Vietnam, and border disputes with China.