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  • October 13, 1980

    Report to the HSWP Political Committee on the visit of the special envoy of Saddam Hussein in Hungary

    This report describes the Iraqi special envoy's message to Hungary that Iraq is looking to increase cooperation and dialogue about Iran, and states that both Hungary and Iraq seek a resolution of regional conflicts.

  • March 30, 1981

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry report on the visit of the Iraqi deputy prime minister in Hungary between 18-20 March 1981

    Iraqi First Deputy Prime Minister Taha Jasin Ramadhan discusses the Iran-Iraq War and the improvement of relations with Hungary.

  • July, 1981

    HSWP CC Department for Foreign Affairs Memorandum on Hungarian-Iraqi relations

    This memorandum summarizes Iraqi-Hungarian relations since 1958, including the fact that Iraq is Hungary's largest trading partner in the developing world.

  • July 08, 1982

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry evaluation of the situation report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Iraq in 1982

    This memorandum comments on the report of the Hungarian ambassador to Iraq and states that Iraq’s weakening status might negatively affect Hungary, but that Hungary’s ordinary and “special” trade relations had increased.

  • March 02, 1983

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry memorandum of conversation with the Iraqi Ambassador in Budapest in 1983

    This memorandum of the conversation between Ismail Hammoudi Hussein, the Ambassador of the Iraqi Republic in Budapest, and Károly Szigeti and Comrade Puja, describes Hussein’s suggestions that Hungary should help peace efforts between Iran and Iraq and that the USSR should increase its influence in the region.

  • February 21, 1984

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the changing of the internal power structure in Iraq and its consequences in 1984

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq details the reasons for the destabilization of Saddam Hussein and the Baath Party’s leadership in Iraq in 1984.

  • December 22, 1984

    Report on the negotiations of Hungarian Deputy Foreign Minister Róbert Garai in Iraq between 11 and 13 December 1984

    This report on the negotiations between the Hungarian deputy foreign minister and top Iraqi politicians in Baghdad in 1984 shows Iraqi tensions with Iran and concern about USSR military aid to Iran.

  • February 12, 1985

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the development of Iraqi-US relations since the restoration of diplomatic relations in 1985

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq states that re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Iraq and the US in November 1984 does not affect armament shipments to Iraq by the Eastern Bloc, and maintains that the United States views Iran as an ally.

  • April 17, 1985

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the development of the Iraqi-American relationship in 1985

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq discusses the declining importance of the Iran-Iraq War for the United States and the need for the superpowers to mediate the conflict in order to focus on broader aspects of their relations.

  • April 24, 1986

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the negative impact of the war on the Iraqi domestic situation in 1986

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq describes the fracturing of relations between the Baath Party, the army, and the president, economic strife, and the efforts necessary to regain domestic stability in 1986.

  • July 05, 1986

    Report of the Hungarian Ambassador in Iraq on the developments of the military conflict between Iraq and Iran in 1986

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq discusses the increasing domestic instability in 1986, includint Shi’ite riots, economic hardship, and Saddam Hussein’s efforts to destroy his opposition.

  • October 04, 1987

    Report of the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq on the characteristics of the activity of the opposition forces in Iraq and the reaction of the Iraqi leadership

    This report issued by the Hungarian Embassy in Iraq gives details on the Kurdish and Shi’ite opposition and role in the Iran-Iraq conflict and the prospects of the controlling regime as of 1987.

  • October 31, 1988

    Report on Prime Minister Károly Grósz’s official visit to Iran between 25 and 27 October 1988

    This report by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs describes Prime Minister Károly Grósz’s visit to Iran in 1988, during which Iranian officials expressed their distrust of the Soviet Union and sought to reinforce positive relations with Hungary.