January 03, 1947
Central Intelligence Group, ORE 5/1, 'The Situation in Korea'
An intelligence report about both North and South Korea. The report explains what the situation currently is and what is projected to happen with Soviet and American interaction with their respective Koreas.
October 17, 1947
Letter, Robert A. Lovett to V.M. Molotov
Responding to Molotov's letter about Korea dated September 4, Lovett writes that the US will refer the Korean issue to the United Nations and forego further bilateral discussions with the USSR.
November 14, 1947
112 (II), The Problem of the Independence of Korea
UN Resolution 112 (II), "The Problem of the Independence of Korea," calls for elections to be held and for foreign troops to withdraw in order to achieve the unification of the Korean Peninsula.
July 11, 1948
Record of Conversation between Kim Gu and Liu Yuwan
Kim Gu (Kim Koo) and the Chinese Nationalist Minister Liu Yuwan discuss Kim's participation in the South Korean government, his attendance at a conference in Pyongyang, and the possibility of a Russian-led attack on southern Korea.
December 12, 1948
A/RES/293, The Problem of the Independence of Korea
After accepting the United Nations Temporary Commission on Korea's report on the validity of the South Korean election, the UN General Assembly passes Resolution 195 to recognize the Republic of Korea as a legitimate government on the Korean Peninsula.
March 16, 1949
National Security Council Report, NSC 8/1, 'The Position of the United States with Respect to Korea'
Report by the National Security Council to the President on US policy objectives regarding Korea.
April 20, 1949
The Korean Issue at the Third General Assembly of the United Nations
Published by the Society for the Study of International Problems in 1949, this book contains a compilation of letters and news from 1948 that cover North Korea's position toward the Korean issue at the United Nations.
June 25, 1950
United Nations Security Council Resolution 82, on Korea
The Security Council makes a complaint of aggression by North Korean forces upon the Republic of Korea
June 27, 1950
Statement by the President, Truman on Korea
Truman's statement on the invasion of South Korea by North Korean forces.
June 30, 1950
From the Journal of A.A. Gromyko, 'Reception of US Ambassador Kirk, 29 June 1950'
A.A. Gromyko delivers a statement on the start of the Korean War to U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union Kirk.
July 01, 1950
Conversation between Indian Ambassador Kavalam Madhava Panikkar and Deputy Foreign Minister Zhang Hanfu
Zhang Hanfu and K.M. Panikkar discuss the role of the United Nations in ending the conflict in Korea.
July 05, 1950
Ciphered Telegram No. 3172, Stalin to Zhou Enlai via Roshchin
A telegram from Stalin to Zhou Enlai with regards to India's mediation in the PRC's entry into the UN, Chinese troop movements in preparation for a possible Southern/Allied counterattack, and Soviet planes flying over Manchuria.
July 05, 1950
United Nations Security Council Resolution 84
July 13, 1950
Ciphered Telegram No. 37219 from Feng Xi [Stalin] to Shtykov
Telegram from Stalin to North Korea advising that they reply to UN Secretary General Trygve Lie's concerns for treatment of POW's through a radio broadcast by a POW saying that prisoners are being treated well by the KPA.
July 13, 1950
Ciphered telegram, Filippov (Stalin) to Zhou Enlai or Mao Zedong (via Roshchin)
Telegram from Stalin to Mao and Zhou Enlai detailing his response to the English protest concerning "the Korean question." Also, a request for confirmation of Chinese troop movements to the Sino-Korea border, in case of a repulse of North Korean forces. Finally, a confirmation of the plans to train Chinese pilots on Soviet jets, to be followed by the transfer of the jets to Chinese possession.
July 14, 1950
Letter from Kim Il Sung to Soviet Government
Kim Il Sung concurs with Stalin’s disapproval of the English appeal to remove the People's Army from the 38th parallel and considers the Korea question should be taken to UNSC.
August 27, 1950
Letter from Filipov (Stalin) to Soviet Ambassador in Prague, conveying message to CSSR leader Klement Gottwald
Stalin lists the reasons for the Soviet withdrawal from and the return to the United Nations Security Council.
September 09, 1950
National Security Council Report, NSC 81/1, "United States Courses of Action with Respect to Korea"
The National Security Council reports to President Truman on possible US courses of action in resposne to the North Korean invasion of South Korea.
October 03, 1950
Telegram from Stalin to Vyshinky
Stalin's opinion on criticism towards Cde. Kiselev.
November 09, 1950
CC Politburo Decision with Approved Message from Gromyko to Roshchin with Message for Zhou Enlai
Telegram from Gromyko to Zhou Enlai advising the latter to turn down the invitation for China to participate in the UN Security Council. It also explains the circumstances under which the invitation was obtained.