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  • May 23, 1957

    CDS Report No. 41 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin briefly reports on his Southeast Asia trip.

  • May 23, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 23 May 1957

    Nam Il asks Puzanov about the possibility of a Soviet parliamentary delegation to the DPRK. Puzanov states the obstacles and proposes alternatives. Then they discuss relations with the PRC and the PRC Ambassador Qiao Xiaoguang.

  • May 25, 1957

    CDS Report No. 42 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on a conversation with Ngô Đình Diệm on a proposed visit by Diệm to South Korea. They also discuss the political situation in Burma, including U Nu's attitudes toward Japan, China, and communism.

  • May 26, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 26 May 1957

    The PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Qiao Xiaoguang, informs Puzanov of the PRC's intention to advise the DPRK government on protesting American violations of the armistice in South Korea.

  • May 27, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 27 May 1957

    Nam Il informs Puzanov about plans for holding elections to the Supreme National Assembly. He then passes a list of DPRK officials to be sent to the Soviet Union for treatment and discusses the possible visit of a delegation of Soviet journalists to the DPRK.

  • May 28, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 28 May 1957

    Nam Il and Puzanov object to American efforts to legitimize the military fortification of South Korea by changing Article 13 of the Armistice agreement. Nam Il also requests consultation for the DPRK draft of its first five-year plan. Later, Puzanov meets with PNR Ambassador Siedlecki, who discusses the Neutral Commission's perspective on the US proposal to change the Armistice.

  • May 29, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 29 May 1957

    Kim Il Sung requests technical assistance from the Soviet Unions for currency reforms in DPRK. He and Puzanov then discuss plans for elections in North Korea, DPRK agricultural and fishing conditions, progress in construction, and the exchange of delegations between the two countries. Later, Puzanov meets with the PRC Ambassador to the DPRK, Qiao Xiaoguang. They discuss the potential American bid to legalize weapons deliveries to South Korea as well as USSR and PRC consultation for the DPRK five-year plan.

  • May 31, 1957

    Report No. 119 from Young Kee Kim to Syngman Rhee

    Young Kee Kim briefs President Rhee on the full assurance of Garcia's victory in the upcoming Presidential election and the media's response to the Taipei riots.

  • May 31, 1957

    Department of State Office of Intelligence Research, 'OIR Contribution to NIE 100-6-57: Nuclear Weapons Production by Fourth Countries – Likelihood and Consequences'

    This lengthy report was State Department Bureau of Intelligence and Research's contribution to the first National Intelligence Estimate on the nuclear proliferation, NIE 100-6-57. Written at a time when the United States, the Soviet Union, and the United Kingdom were the only nuclear weapons states, the “Fourth Country” problem referred to the probability that some unspecified country, whether France or China, was likely to be the next nuclear weapons state. Enclosed with letter from Helmut Sonnenfeldt, Division of Research for USSR and Western Europe, to Roger Mateson, 4 June 1957, Secret

  • June 04, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 4 June 1957

    Puzanov and Nam Il agree on the need to object to a potential US proposal to modify Article 13 of the Armistice agreement. Nam Il also hints at the desire for Chinese troops to withdraw from the DPRK and expresses the KWP Presidium's concern regarding the issue of the KWP CC premier.

  • June 08, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 8 June 1957

    Kim Il Sung tells Puzanov that the North Korean delegation to Moscow seeks consultation for the first DPRK five-year plan and the development of economic ties between the DPRK and the USSR. He states the expected North Korean production increases in agriculture, industry, consumer goods, capital investment, and export goods. Kim Il Sung also articulates the intended goals of the first five-year plan.

  • June 10, 1957

    Report No. 120 from Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim briefs Minister Cho on the arrival of the former U.S Ambassador to Moscow Charles E. Bohlen.

  • June 10, 1957

    Report No. 122 from Do Soon Chung to Chung Whan Cho

    Do Soon Chung briefs Minister Cho on the President Garcia's candidacy for the Nacionalista Party and the anti-American sentiment growing in Philippines since its independence.

  • June 11, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 11 June 1957

    Nam Il invites the Ambassadors of the USSR, China, Czechoslovakia, and Poland to seek consensus on holding an unofficial conference that clarifies positions against potential US efforts to change Article 13 of the Armistice agreement.

  • June 13, 1957

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry, 'Premier Zhou’s Conversation with Ambassador Nehru'

    Premier Zhou Enlai and Indian Ambassador Ratan Kumar Nehru exchanged views on Taiwan Incident and situation in West Asia.

  • June 14, 1957

    CDS Report No. 43 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    A weekly report from Choi Duk Shin to Syngman Rhee regarding setting up a meeting with the South Vietnamese Foreign Minister, follow-up work of Kolisa-57 Special Mission, and the political situation in Laos.

  • June 16, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 16 June 1957

    Puzanov informs members of the North Korean leadership that the Soviet government agrees to the DPRK delegation's arrival in the USSR for economic consultation.

  • June 17, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 17 June 1957

    Participants of a conference at the DPRK MFA decide to oppose US attempts to reexamine Article 13 of the Armistice and expose US fabrications about alleged DPRK-PRC violations of the agreement.

  • June 20, 1957

    CDS Report No. 44 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

  • June 21, 1957

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK A.M. Puzanov for 21 June 1957

    Puzanov and M. P. Tarasov discuss the USSR Supreme Soviet delegation's observations from its visit to the DPRK, advising Kim Il Sung on economic efficiency for industrial enterprises and corn production.