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  • October, 1976

    Report on a Stay of a GDR Military Delegation in the DPRK in October 1976

    Kim Il Sung and Heinz Hoffmann discuss the "axe murder" incident of 18 August, which Kim Il Sung interprets as a deliberate provocation by the Americans .

  • December 23, 1976

    Letter, William W. Scranton to Ion Datcu containing "Report on the Activities of the United Nations Command (UNC) (September 1, 1975-December 20, 1976)"

    William Scranton sends a report of the United Nations Command concerning the maintenance of the Korean Armistice Agreement.

  • February 16, 1977

    Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK reaches out to other socialist nations to gain support for its 4-point proposals. They include references to the DPRK developing nuclear power and the possibility of nuclear war on the Korean peninsula.

  • March 03, 1977

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in Belgium to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The socialist countries at The World Conference for the Peaceful Reunification of Korea draft a resolution that demands withdrawal of American troops from South Korea, as well as cessation of other states providing South Korea with defense capabilities.

  • April 23, 1977

    Countermeasure to North Korea's Proposal on DMZ Alternation

    Analysis and countermeasures on North Korea's proposal of expanding the range of the demilitarized zone, including the stance of the US government on this issue.

  • October 10, 1977

    Minutes of Conversation between N. Ceausescu and O Jin-u, Minister of defense of DRPK

    O Jin-u provides a brief on the military developments within the peninsula, including the transfer of American defense capabilities to South Korea, tensions provoked by South Korea, and the modernization of South Korean military. O expressed North Korea's interest in broad cooperation with Romania in the field of military industry.

  • November 03, 1977

    Telegram 065856 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Kim Il Sung's discussion with Tito regarding Korea's reunification. Both leaders affirm that the global configuration is such that the DPRK needs to avoid military confrontation.

  • January 25, 1978

    Letter, James F. Leonard to Leslie O. Harriman containing "Report on the Activities of the United Nations Command (UNC) (December 21, 1976 - December 16, 1977)"

    James F. Leonard sends a report of the United Nations Commance concerning the maintenance of the Armistice Agreement.

  • May 20, 1978

    Minutes of Conversation at the Official Meeting between the Romanian Delegation and the Korean Delegation

    Minutes of conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Kim Il Sung; the topic of the conversation is the domestic situation (mostly economic) in North Korea and the foreign relations of Romania and North Korea.

  • December 08, 1978

    Letter, Park Chan Ook to the Secretary General, "The Rally for Arraignment of Chungnam People against the Third Tunnel Excavated by North Korea near Panmunjom"

    Park Chan Ook, president of the Rally for Arraignment of Chungnam People against the Third Tunnel Excavated by North Korea near Panmunjuom, denounces North Korea for constantly violating the Armistice Agreement, and requestes for saction against North Korea.

  • February 21, 1979

    Letter, Andrew Young to Abdalla Yaccoub Bishara containing "Report on the Activities of the United Nations Command (UNC) (December 17, 1977 - December 17, 1978)"

    Andrew Young a report of the United Nations Command concerning the maintenance of the Korean Armistice Agreement, North Korean naval intrusions, and North Korean tunnel in DMZ.

  • April 29, 1980

    Letter, Donald F. McHenry to Sr. Porfirio Munoz Ledo containing 'Report on the Activities of the United Nations Command (UNC) (December 18, 1978 - December 15, 1979)'

    McHenry sends a report of the United Nations Command concerning the maintenance of the Armistice Agreement.

  • May 22, 1980

    The Issue of the North Korean Invasion of the South

    Japan and China discuss the possibility of a North Korean invasion of South Korea.

  • April 30, 1981

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A North Korean delegations visits technical universities and colleges in Czechoslovakia and the GDR. North Korea urgently seeks to send post-graduate students and trainees to study in fields related to nuclear physics, laser technology, etc.

  • March 07, 1983

    Memorandum, Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK asks Hungary to train Korean experts on the operation and management of a nuclear power plant.

  • April 06, 1983

    Letter, Hungarian Foreign Ministry to the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Hungary politely defers North Korea's request for training on a nuclear power plant to the Soviets.

  • August 04, 1983

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Bulgarian Embassy in North Korea urges the DPRK to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty. North Korea won't commit, citing presence of US nuclear weapons in South Korea

  • May 30, 1984

    Stenographic Record of Conversation between Erich Honecker and Kim Il Sung

    Stenographic record of the first meeting between Kim Il Sung and Erich Honecker upon the former's 1984 official visit to the GDR. This is the morning session of 30 May 1984. Kim does most of the talking. Kim Il Sung discussed the economic situation in North Korea, objectives and problems of energy generation, the educational system. He asked the GDR for labor and cooperation in the education of specialists. He wanted to sign a long-term agreement of economic cooperation along with the intended friendship treaty. Kim Il Sung also evaluated the military situation in South Korea, explaining the problems of negotiations and reunification with the South. Honecker proposed the creation of an agreement towards economic and scientific cooperation between GDR and North Korea.

  • March 09, 1985

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Soviet Union and DPRK enter negotiations to build a nuclear power plant, and "practically reach a preliminary agreement." North Korea views the construction as being a means of increasing economic and political prestige.

  • October 18, 1986

    Report on a Erich Honecker's visit to North Korea, October 1986

    During the meeting with Kim Il Sung, Honecker talked about economic deployment in the GDR and German foreign policy. Kim Il Sung explained Korea's economic problems and objectives, as well as Korea's external position. Treaties for economic cooperation were signed.