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  • August 06, 1953

    Summary Memorandum, US-ROK Mutual Defense Treaty (August 6)

    In 1953, Secretary Dulles met President Rhee to discuss the US-ROK mutual defense treaty. This summary memorandum notes twelve of Rhee’s requests and/or points he will like this treaty to incorporate. These include the number of ROKA divisions, which economic model the US should use to help Korea’s economy, and the request for moral and material support for the ROK to resume war with the north. This summary also notes whether the US granted, wanted to further discuss, or rejected each point.

  • 1955

    Report, 'Elements who make Opposite Utilization of Democratic Law of Criminal Procedure'

    Article lamenting the division of Korea and the influence of the Soviet Union and communism.

  • January 24, 1967

    Statement, Permanent Mission of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic to the United Nations to His Excellency U Thant

    Permanent Mission of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic sends U Thant a statement on the issue of 1966 budget to the United Nations.

  • April 24, 1970

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

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan on the forthcoming UNCURK report, announcement of a new opposition party, and ROK's plan to exchange trade with some Communist countries.

  • January 08, 1971

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

    Kuzbari writes about the upcoming elections in South Korea and reports that a new political party called Nationalist Party has formed in opposition to the NDP. Regarding trade, the ROK government is opening trade relations with non-hostile communist countries. And regarding relations with North Korea, an ROK fishing boat was attacked by North Koreans due to possible spy activity.

  • January 22, 1971

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

    In efforts to ease trade restrictions with socialist countries, the ROK has granted an entry visa to a Soviet national.

  • June 04, 1971

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

    Park Chung Hee reshuffles his Cabinet and is possibly preparing newly appointed Prime Minister Kim Jong Pil as his possible successor. Additionally, after criticisms from the opposition party, Park continues to relax laws against socialist countries.

  • June 11, 1971

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

    The Park Chung Hee administration tries to normalize the student demonstration situation, which has led to the closing of many institutions, and to accept the admittance of communist China to the UN.

  • June 18, 1971

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

    Kuzbari updates Narasimhan on the UN Command's proposal to clear the DMZ for civilian use, the need to validate ROK's accusations against North Korean seaborne attacks, Japan's view that ROK should adapt to communist China's entry into the UN, and the changing liberal attitude of the Korean people in regards to unification.

  • 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.

  • February 14, 1972

    Minutes of Conversation between N. Ceausescu and Heo Dam, Minister of Foreign Affairs of DPRK

    Heo Dam asks for Romania’s support to bring the Korean issue onto the UN agenda and to hinder South Korea's efforts to develop relations with communist countries.

  • December 23, 1988

    Diary of Teimuraz Stepanov-Mamaladze on a meeting between Eduard Shevardnadze and North Korean Foreign Minister Kim Yong-nam

    Kim reacts to news that the socialist countries will establish diplomatic relations with South Korea.