In his National Security Council memorandum to Brzezinski, Donald Gregg notes that Kim Il Sung appears conciliatory toward the South during his conversation with Solarz. Gregg then makes recommendations on how the US and South Korea should respond.
August 4, 1980
Records of Conversation between Congressman Stephen J. Solarz and Kim Il Sung and Kim Yong-nam
This document was made possible with support from Leon Levy Foundation
In this lengthy transcript of discussions between Stephen Solarz and Kim Il Sung, Solarz poses questions about prospects for Korea's unification, exchanges between North and South Korea, and exchanges between North Korea and the U.S. In his response, Kim emphasizes the DPRK's views regarding the necessary preconditions for unification and increased cooperation between the two Koreas. Later, Kim Yong Nam continues to elaborate to Solarz on the North Korean perspective of unification and the role of the international community in perpetrating division.
- Korean reunification question (1945- )
- Korea (North)--Economic conditions
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--United States
- Korea (North)--Foreign relations--Korea (South)
- Korea (South)--Foreign relations--United States
- Civil-military relations--Korea (South)
- Korea (South)--Military relations--United States
- Democracy--Korea (South)
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