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  • September 17, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Ozbudun to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Director-General of the National Red Cross of Korea Chang Woo Chu informally asks UNCURK to participate in North-South Red Cross talks. UNCURK committee decides their participation may harm the delicate situation.

  • September 18, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Ozbudun to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Ozbudun believes UNCURK should not participate in the Red Cross talks between the two Koreas.

  • October 08, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Ozbudun to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    In the first three quarters of FY 1971, the ROK economy has experienced increased inflation, an export deficit , and a decrease in industrial and textile production.

  • October 21, 1971

    Letters, UNCURK Principal Secretary Ozbudun to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on domestic and peninsular political developments. President Park instates the Garrison Act of 1950 on college campuses, increasing repression tactics. The National Assembly reconvened after 12 days of deadlock over the agenda. While the Red Cross "family search campaign" is in deadlock over the agenda, the general mood is positive.

  • November 03, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on field trips taken by UNCURK, the next meeting of UNCURK in Tokyo, the North-South Red Cross negotiations, and the National Assembly and ROK foreign policy.

  • November 10, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "ROK Troop Withdrawal from Viet-Nam"

    The ROK government announces their Vietnam troop wtihdrawal plans. Ozbudun believes the plan is connected to the PRC's entry into the UN.

  • November 10, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on the ROK government's plan to lift suspension of schools, the National Assembly's inspection of all government departments, the emergence of a bipartisan ROK foreign policy in connection with the PRC's entry to the UN, and the "Resolution on the Preservation of National Interest."

  • November 11, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "Removal of the 'Garrison Act'"

    Ozbudun informs Narasimhan about the lifting of the "Garrison Act" effective 9 November 1971 by the ROK Government.

  • November 11, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "PRC's Entry into the United Nations: Repercussions"

    ROK doubts are rising due to the PRC's entry into the UN. Many debate ROK's position in connection with UNCURK and UNC.

  • November 11, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan, "North-South Red Cross Talks"

    Ozbudun reports on the Red Cross negotiations between two Koreas.

  • November 23, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on domestic and international affairs in ROK. The 9th preliminary Red Cross talks made no progress. The ROK government worries that PRC's entry in the UN will affect the UN Korean question discussion. A Russian reporter may visit Seoul to sound out potential trade relations. Japan decides to forgo trade and banking relations with North Korea.

  • November 26, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Lansky, "Local Staff Reduction at UNCURK"

    Ozbudun informs Lanksy of the reduction of eight local staff at UNCURK.

  • November 29, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan

    In connection with the issue of two Chinas in the UN, Kim Dae Jung proposes an ROK national effort toward national unification by precluding war and consideration of simultaneous entry of the two Koreas into the UN.

  • November 29, 1971

    Letter, Ozbudun to Narasimhan

    Kim Jong-pil calls for the strengthening of the ROK defense posture because of North Korea's war preparations.

  • December 01, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Ozbudun updates Narasimhan on the proposal of an agenda for full Red Cross negotiations, the ROK government's willingness to establish diplomatic relations with non-aligned countries that have relations with North Korea, and UNCURK's invitation to meet with the NNCS.

  • December 15, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Narasimhan and Ozbudun inform each other of the Red Cross negotiation agenda proposal failure and Park Chung Hee's announcement of a state of emergency.

  • December 30, 1971

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    In a series of letters, Narasimhan provides updates on the state of emergency, the Red Cross negotiations, North Korea's defense posture, the US ambassador's remarks on US-ROK relations, North Korean infiltrations, and UNCURK meetings.

  • January 05, 1972

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Updates on UNCURK and UN member departures, the Tae Yun Gak Hotel fire, reaction to the Special Law on National Security and Defense, and Japan's continued economic aid to ROK and discontinuation of ties with North Korea.

  • January 13, 1972

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Updates on the intensification of military tension, Park Chung Hee's commitment to war preparations through heavy and chemical industries, hypothesis on Japan's view on the Korean question, and Park's support of Red Cross talks.

  • January 20, 1972

    Letters between Narasimhan and Ozbudun

    Updates concerning Park Chung Hee's New Years speech on peaceful unification, Red Cross negotiations, and ROK refusal of dual admission of the Koreas into the UN, and the 14th preliminary North-South Red Cross negotiations.