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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 14, 1977

    Letter from C.L.G. Mallaby to Mr. Moberly, 'South Africa’s Nuclear Intentions: Kalahari Facility'

    Mallaby summaries actions taken in response to accusations that South Africa is preparing to test a nuclear device.

  • October 17, 1977

    Letter from H.M.S. Reid to C.L.G. Mallaby, 'South African Nuclear Intentions'

    Reid of the UK's Central and Southern African Department describes a recent visit to Pretoria, South Africa, during which he heard supposedly non-nuclear explosions taking place at the Kalahari Desert facility.

  • October 18, 1977

    Letter, Edwin James, President of Guyana Committee for Support of the Korea's Reunification

    President Edwin James of Guyana Committee for Support of the Korea's Reunification denounces United Nations' decisions concerning Korea, and argues that the United States must withdraw its troops from South Korea and replace the Korean Armistice Agreement with peace agreement.

  • October 22, 1977

    Telegram 085374 from the Romanian Embassy in Washington, DC, to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Upon Jimmy Carter's election, the DPRK makes efforts to initiate a dialogue with the US government. Carter responds positively but with the condition of including the ROK representatives.

  • October 24, 1977

    Letter from C.L.G. Mallaby to Mr. Hervey, 'South African Nuclear Intentions.

    Mallaby addresses Sir David Scott's 6 October letter concerning the possible South African nuclear test site in the Kalahari desert.

  • October 24, 1977

    Telegram from South African Embassy in Washington to South African Secretary for Foreign Affairs Brand Fourie on South African Assurances to the US on its Nuclear Intentions

    The South African Embassy in Washington reports on assurances to the US on South Africa's nuclear intentions

  • October 24, 1977

    Telegram from K. V. Rajan, First Secretary (Pol), 'Agha Shahi’s meeting with [Cyrus] Vance'

    Reported comments by Agha Shahi’s on relations with the United States, India, and nuclear weapons.

  • October 25, 1977

    Telegram from UK Embassy in Pretoria to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 'South Africa's Nuclear Intentions'

    UK Embassy in Pretoria reports on South African President Vorster’s remarks on nuclear matters to ABC television.

  • October 28, 1977

    Draft letter from H.M.S. Reid, 'South African Test Explosions'

    H.M.S. Reid writes a draft letter to South African concerning the possibility that South African would perform non-nuclear test explosions at the site in the Kalahari Desert.

  • October 31, 1977

    Restricted Teleletter from J.E. Holmes, UK Embassy in Moscow, to R.B. Bone, 'South African Nuclear Intentions'

    J .E. Holmes, at the UK Embassy in Moscow, reports on Soviet news coverage of the South African nuclear controversy.

  • November 03, 1977

    Report, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the International Organizations in Vienna to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK's representation to Austria and Czechoslovakia is under-staffed and has little knowledge of international organizations. They are further impeded by language barriers. Hungary encourages an upgrade in representation.

  • November 03, 1977

    Telegram 065856 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Kim Il Sung's discussion with Tito regarding Korea's reunification. Both leaders affirm that the global configuration is such that the DPRK needs to avoid military confrontation.

  • November 05, 1977

    Cooperative Agreement between Cuba and Angola, 'Acuerdo especial sobre condiciones generales para la realización de la colaboración económica y científico-técnica entre el gobierno de la República de Cuba y el gobierno de Angola'

    Cooperation agreement between Cuba and Angola.

  • November 07, 1977

    Conversation between F. Trappen and K. Brutents (excerpts)

    The conversation focuses on the problems that Ethiopia is encountering with the Eritrean Liberation Movement

  • November 08, 1977

    CPSU CC to SED CC, Information on 30-31 October 1977 Closed Visit of Mengistu Haile Mariam to Moscow

    The memo concerns the visit of Mariam to Moscow and his meeting with the Central Committee. During the meeting he described the problems facing the Ethiopian regime, primarily the war with Somalia and relations with the other countries in the Horn of Africa.

  • November 08, 1977

    Consultation between a Delegation of the Ministry of the Interior of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam and Representatives of the XVIII and XX Divisions and of the Ministry of State Security, 18 October 1977 to 7 November 1977

    The North Vietnamese delegate summarizes the situation in Vietnam, noting issues with seed importation, unemployment, unknown numbers of militiamen still in hiding, embedded stay-behind CIA units, and widespread counterfeiting. The document outlines other Vietnamese requests for the transfer of information related to the interaction between the East German Ministry of State Security and economic management institutions, the institution of public outreach programs within the Ministry of State Security, and the creation of 5-year plans.

  • November 17, 1977

    Telegram from South African Ambassador to Israel, 'Israeli Reaction to the UN Arms Embargo Against South Africa'

    The South African Ambassador to Israel reports on the official response in Israel to the possibility of a UN arms embargo of South afriaca.

  • November 17, 1977

    On Relations between DPRK and PRC

    A comprehensive assessment of Sino-North Korean relations written by the Embassy of the German Democratic Republic in North Korea.

  • November 18, 1977

    Letter, N. Bossoondyal, Socialist Working Youth of Mauritius, to Kurt Waldheim

    N. Bossoondyal, president of Socialist Working Youth League of Mauritius, denounces the United States of stationing its troop in South Korea and impeding reunification.

  • November 21, 1977

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

    Soviet-DPRK delegations meet, but agree to not discuss North Korea's economic problems repaying the Soviet Union, or the Soviet Union's refusal to supply a nuclear power plant to North Korea.