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  • November 17, 1994

    Meeting Minutes, South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

    Meeting of the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction discussing the status of current agreements.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, Export Permit Evaluation (Botswana)

    Report recommending the granting of export permits for arms deals with Botswana which could potentially be used for South Africa's nuclear program.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, Export Permit Evaluation (Singapore)

    Report recommending the granting of export permits for arms deals with Singapore.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Report on the Bilateral Agreement with the United States'

    Indicates that the United States would be receptive to a formal South African bid for admission into the Missile Technology Control Regime.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Composition of the Council'

    Memo on a procedural issue of the Non-Proliferation Council

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-Proliferation, 'Chemical Weapons Convention'

    Memo stating the Minister for Foreign Affairs recommended that South Africa ratify the Chemical Weapons Convention. The Cabinet will is due to discuss the matter shortly.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the PrepCom'

    Report on the Eighth Plenary Session of the Preparatory Commission for the establishment of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

  • November 17, 1994

    Annex, South African Council for Non-proliferation, 'African Regional Seminar'

    Report on the African Regional Seminar on the National Implementation of the Chemical Weapons Convention, which was held in Pretoria in September, 1994.

  • 1995

    Pang Hak-se Biography

    Pang Hak-se was Minister of the Interior in North Korea until 1958.

  • January 25, 1995

    Meeting between Saddam Hussein and Political Advisors Regarding Hostilities with Israel, Iraqi Defense Capabilities, and Iraqi-Syrian Relations

    Saddam and political advisors discuss hostilities with Israel, Iraqi defense capabilities, and Iraqi-Syrian relations. American position as well as the position of many Arab nations are also discussed.

  • February 05, 1995

    Meeting between Saddam Hussein and His Security Council Regarding Iraqi Biological and Nuclear Weapons Program

    Saddam and his Security Council discuss Iraqi biological and nuclear weapons program. Focusing primarily on the biological file, they consider possible interpretations by Ekeus, director of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq, as well as potential UN reactions.

  • March 14, 1995

    Report, M. Hough, Director of the Institute for Strategic Studies, University of Pretoria, 'Disarmament and Arms Control with Specific Reference to the RSA'

    Report on the current status of South African disarmament and arms control.

  • June 19, 1995

    Saddam Hussein Meeting with Ba’ath Party Members to Discuss the Results of the UN Inspectors’ Mission to Look for WMDs

    Saddam, General Amir, and Party members speculate on various motivations behind a UN plan for monitoring the status of WMD's in Iraq. Saddam states that Iraq possesses no biological, chemical, or nuclear weapons, but he is informed that a "traitor" had falsely reported to the UN that Iraq was in the possession of a certain number of missiles. They discuss possible UN conclusions and assumptions regarding WMD's in Iraq.

  • September 13, 1995

    Aide Memoire, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, Support for South African (Avitronics) Bid for the Supply of Electronic Warfare Equipment to Argentine Air Force

    Letter stating that the Department of Foreign Affairs has no political problem with a particular permit being granted.

  • September 14, 1995

    Letter, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Confirmation of Support for Approval of Export/Import Applications'

    Letter to the Chairman of the Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction expressing that the Department of Foreign Affairs has no objection of certain import/export permits for material and technology related to weaponry.

  • October 10, 1995

    Gi Seok-bok Biography

    Soviet-Korean Gi Seok-bok (Ki Sok Pok) was conscripted into the Soviet Army in August 1945 and was an important figure during the Soviet occupation of North Korea. In the wake of attacks on Soviet-Korean cadres in the mid-1950s, Gi returned to the Soviet Union in 1957.

  • October 25, 1995

    Letter, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'Support of the South African Bid for the Supply of Electronic Warfare Equipment to the Argentine Air Force'

    Director-General writes to the Secretary for Defence to enquire as to whether the South African tender for an electronic warfare equipment deal has been successful. He suspects that the deal has already been won by Israel.

  • November, 1995

    Meeting between Saddam Hussein and the Revolutionary Council Regarding the Sanctions Placed on Iraq and Tariq Aziz’s Trip to the UN Security Council

    Iraqi foreign minister, Tariq Aziz, reports that he may have reduced UN suspicion through compliance with sanctions that had been placed on Iraq regarding WMD's, along with his report to the Council that "gaps" in weapons files will be closed sooner than anticipated.

  • December 10, 1995

    State Department Telegram 28705 to US Embassy in India, 'Arrange Wisner-Varma Meeting on Testing Issue'

    Telegram instructing the Charges d'Affairs to arrange an urgent meeting between the United States Ambassador to India and the Indian Prime Minister's Pricipal Secretary to discuss American concerns that India will launch a nuclear test. The State Department was ready for a demarche to the Indian government to express “grave concerns” about the possibility of a test.

  • December 11, 1995

    State Department Telegram 285472 to US Embassy in Tokyo, 'ACDA Director Hollum’s Meeting with Japanese Officials'

    Talking points for Arms Control and Disarmament Agency Director Hollum from the State Department. Hollum was instructed to “urge” the Japanese to convey their concern to the government of India and “strong opposition [to] any such tests.” The State Department did not want to make any public statements about the situation because that “would be counterproductive,” that is, it would tip the U.S.’s hand Japan to tell Tokyo to voice its concerns over the possible Indian Nuclear Test to New Delhi.