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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • January 18, 1978

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 18 January 1978. Subject: Invitation to Zia ul-Haq to visit the DPRK.

    Pakistan denies Kim Il Sung's invitation for Zia ul-Haq to visit Pyongyang and explains that domestic developments will prevent ul-Haq from traveling abroad.

  • March 17, 1978

    TELEGRAM 038.589 from the Romanian Embassy in Islamabad to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Pak Seong-cheol's visit to Pakistan is carried out to recruit new supporters on the reunification issue and prevent Pakistan from establishing relations with the ROK.

  • November 17, 1982

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 17 November 1982. Subject: The visit of Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq in the DPRK.

    Sándor Etre offers an analysis of Pakistani President Zia ul-Haq's visit to the DPRK and North Korea's efforts to influence the Non-Aligned Movement.

  • May 29, 1986

    Embassy Islamabad Cable 11791 to Department of State, 'Nuclear: Solarz Conversation with GOP'

    The year after Congress passed the Solarz amendment in August 1985, Rep. Stephen Solarz (D-CA) traveled to Pakistan, a country that would become a major test case for the amendment which cut off U.S. foreign aid to recipients. Solarz confronted General Zia and other top officials with his perception, based on U.S. intelligence, that Pakistan’s Kahuta plant was enriching weapons-grade enriched uranium. The Pakistanis strenuously denied the charge.

  • August 05, 1987

    Embassy Islamabad Telegram 16556 to Department of State, 'Under Secretary Armacost Meeting with Zia'

    Zia argued that Washington was trying to “get one Pakistani in order to hang the entire government.”

  • August 07, 1987

    Department of State Telegram 244270 to the Embassy in Islamabad, 'Under Secretary Armacost Meeting with Zia'

    Only a few weeks after Pervez’s arrest, Under Secretary of State Armacost traveled to Pakistan for wide ranging discussions with General Zia, but with a special focus on nuclear procurement and the uranium enrichment program.

  • August 23, 1987

    Embassy Islamabad Telegram 17754 to the Secretary of State, 'Pervez Case-GOP Regulation on Procurement Activities'

    During the Armacost-Zia talks, the Pakistanis tell US officials that they will confidentially share any new procurement regulations with them.