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  • December 25, 1962

    Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

    General discussion of Sino-Mongolian relations and cultural ties.

  • December 25, 1962

    Telegram from Polish Embassy in Moscow (Jaszczuk), 25 December 1962

    Jaszczuk and Yuri Andropov discuss Poland's relations with the CPSU CC during the Cuban Missile Crisis.

  • December 26, 1962

    Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

    Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations and the Sino-Indian border war.

  • December 26, 1962

    Record of Conversation Between Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai and Mongolian Leader J. Zedenbal

    Record of conversation between Zhou Enlai and J. Zedebal largely focused on the Sino-Indian border dispute

  • December 27, 1962

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Washington (Van Roijen), 27 December 1962

    Van Roijen continues on the conversation he had with U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk from the last cable. Rusk believes Cuba may be aligning more with China and is factoring in Chinese interests in Cuba. However, Rusk also saw Chinese initiatives in North Korea and North Vietnam. The relationship with China is, in his words, "not a long-term worry like Moscow but a short-term worry."

  • December 27, 1962

    Rodger P. Davies to Phillips Talbot, 'Second Inspection of Israel's Dimona Reactor'

    Summary of second US inspection of Dimona. Although inspectors "were taken to Dimona without advance notification, [and] they had spent only a short time there," they felt that "the visit was satisfacotry in that the AEC technicians could confirm that the reactor is not a power reactor but rather a large research reactor.

  • December 27, 1962

    Memorandum of conversation, Mongolian Prime Minister Yumjaagiin Tsedenbal and Chinese Prime Minister Zhou Enlai

    Discussion of Sino-Mongolian economic relations (in particular, the Chinese workers' problem), and the Sino-Soviet disagreements, in particular concerning the Albanian question.

  • December 27, 1962

    Cable from Dutch Embassy, Washington (Van Roijen), 27 December 1962

    The cable concerns a conversation between Dutch ambassador J. Herman van Roijen and U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk. Rusk said the Cuban issue still was a source of concern, with the upcoming anniversary of the Cuban Revolution, and was concerned about Havana in particular. Rusk conjectured that one of three things would happen: 1) Castro would announce joining the Non-Aligned Movement; 2) The extremists within the Communist Party would overthrow Castro; 3) A revolution against both Castro and the Russians would be mounted. The conversation concludes with Rusk complimenting President Kennedy for his aggressive yet prudent stance against the Soviets during the crisis.

  • December 27, 1962

    Report from the First Department of Asian Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'A Comparison of China’s and India’s Actions since 21 November 1962'

    The Chinese report juxtaposed India's provocative actions and China's restrained measures regarding the border dispute.

  • December 27, 1962

    Bulgarian UN Representative Milko Tarabanov, Report to Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo on Disarmament Negotiations

    UN Representative Milko Tarabanov reported to the Bulgarian Communist Party Politburo recent developments of the Conference of the Eighteen-Nation Committee on Disarmament. The report summarizes the conference's work from November 1962-December 1962, the period following the Cuban Missile Crisis. Tarabanov reports that Western powers put forward two draft agreements calling for the cessation of nuclear tests in the atmosphere, under water and in outer space, and underground--the proposals were debated during the 17th United Nations session. The Cubam Missile Crisis occurred during the conference's session. Main issues discussed after Cuban Missile Crisis included: suspension of nuclear tests, Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko's proposal at the 17th session of the UN, ways to measure nuclear weapons testing, and military alliances (NATO). Tarabanov also addresses the inter workings of conference members--Western, socialist, and neutral--including disagreements among Western powers. In summary Tarabanov adds that the prospect for cessation of nuclear tests is poor, but notes that the US may consider closing military bases, though not under pressure of the Soviet Union or neutral countries.

  • December 29, 1962

    Memorandum of Conversation between Soviet Ambassador to North Korea Vasily Moskovsky and North Korean Foreign Minister Pak Seongcheol

    The refusal of the North Koreans to publicly announce the preparation of a KWP plenum raises Soviet Ambassador’s suspicions about whether the loyalty of the Korean leadership stands with the Soviets or with the Chinese.

  • December 30, 1962

    Words from Commander-in-Chief Dr. Fidel Castro at the Promotion of Officials Celebrated at the base La Cabana

    Words from Fidel Castro at the promotion of FAR officials held at La Cabana.