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  • August 08, 1968

    Note on a Conversation between the 1st Secretary in the USSR Embassy, Comrade Zvetkov, and Comrade Jarck on 7 August 1968 between 17:00 and 19:00 hours

    The East German Ambassador in the DPRK summarizes South Korea's revised and strengthened military policy in the wake of North Korea's provocations in 1968.

  • August 09, 1968

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Recognition of North Korea'

    Handwritten memorandum regarding a draft message to the Dutch Permanent Representation to NATO in Brussels, suggesting that the North Korean attempts at establishing contact should be mentioned for completeness.

  • August 22, 1968

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Security Council Members and Assistance to Non-Nuclear States

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and Minister of State in the Ministry of External Affairs, Shri B. R. Bhagat, on the United States, USSR, and the U.K.'s request to the Security Council for taking immediate action to assist and non-nuclear state under attack or threatened by a nuclear power.

  • August 23, 1968

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

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan cables Principal Secretary of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari about the participation of commission members in CIA briefings.

  • August 26, 1968

    Cable, UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan to UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari, Concerning Withdrawal of Forces under UN Flag

    Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan cables Principal Secretary of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari about the request to add a supplementary item about the withdrawal of all foreign forces occupying South Korea under the flag of the United Nations to the agenda of the twenty-third session of the General Assembly.

  • October 03, 1968

    Deputy Representative of US Buffum to President of the UN Security Council, Report from the United Nations Command on North Korea's Violation of the Armistice Agreement

    Deputy Representative of the United States William B. Buffum on behalf of the Unified Command reports to the President of the Security Council. The report concerns the continuation of serious North Korean violations of the Armistice Agreement of 27 July 1953 and the failure of North Korea to co-operate with the investigating procedure and machinery established by the Armistice Agreement.

  • October 03, 1968

    Col. Mieczysław Białek, 'Record of Conversation at the Military Attaché Office and with the Ambassador of Soviet Union in Pyongyang, Comrade Sudarikov'

    Socialist bloc officials discuss developments at the Korean armistice line and the fate of the USS Pueblo crew.

  • October 03, 1968

    Letter, William B. Buffum to Mr. Liu Chieh containing "Report of the United Nations Command to the United Nations"

    A letter from William Buffum containing a report on the continuation of serious North Korean violations of the Armistice Agreement.

  • November 15, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 15 November 1968

    The Hungarian Embassy provides a brief on a visit by the Japanese Communist Party to North Korea.

  • November 19, 1968

    Cable, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Armed North Korean Infiltration

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari cables Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan about the UNCURK Committee's decision to review and visit the eastern coastal areas, which were infiltrated by armed North Koreans.

  • November 25, 1968

    Letter, Korean Affairs Institute President Yongjeung Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Resolution to Korean Question

    Founder and President of the Korean Affairs Institute Yongjeung Kim encloses his letter to President of the General Assembly of the UN Dr. Emilio Arenales in his letter to U Thant. In the enclosed letter Yongjeung Kim outlines a resolution to the Korean question and asks Dr. Arenales to circulate the resolution throughout the General Assembly before their annual debate on the Korean problem.

  • November 25, 1968

    Cable, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Response to North Korean Infiltration

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari relays the UNCURK Committee's press release concerning the 30 October to 3 November 1968 armed North Korean infiltration along the East Coast of the Republic of Korea.

  • November 27, 1968

    Cable, UN Secretary-General U Thant to DPRK Foreign Affairs Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant cables to Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Pak Seong-cheol that the two Koreas will be allowed to participate in the discussion of the Korean Question provided that they unequivocally accept the competence and authority of the United Nations and they will not have the right to vote on the decision.

  • December 03, 1968

    Letter from Dutch Embassy in Moscow to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korean Overtures'

    The Dutch Ambassador reports on North Korean overtures such as sending propaganda and an invitation to a cocktail-laced viewing of a movie about the USS Pueblo (which was ignored). Having inquired with other NATO countries' representatives it turned out that only the Luxemburg representative received the same literature while only the Norwegian representative was invited to the cocktail party.

  • December 20, 1968

    Letter from Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Embassy in Moscow, 'North Korean Overtures'

    The Ministry informs the Ambassador in Moscow that elsewhere North Korean representatives have made similar overtures, none of which have been responded to in a positive manner.

  • December 21, 1968

    Record of Conversation between N.G. Sudarikov and Ri In-gyu, the Head of the Department of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK

    Ri In-gyu states that the US has finally agreed to sign a document admitting its guilt over the USS Pueblo incident.

  • December 21, 1968

    Record of Conversation between N.G. Sudarikov and Pak Seong-cheol, a Member of the Political Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea

    Sudarikov informs Pak Seong-cheol that a delegation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, led by Pham Van Dong, visited China and the Soviet Union and asked for assistance in the Vietnam War.

  • December 23, 1968

    Note about a Conversation between Comrade Herrmann and Comrade Putivez, 2nd Secretary of the USSR Embassy, on 9 December 1968 in the USSR Embassy

    Hermann questioned Putiwtz on North Korea's foreign policy, including its relations with other socialist countries, Pakistan, and capitalist coutries while Putiwitz discussed economic cooperation and political relations between the Soviet Union and North Korea.

  • January 02, 1969

    Letter, Korean Affairs Institute President Yongjeung Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning ROK's involvement in the Vietnam War

    Yongjeung Kim of the Korean Affairs Institute writes U Thant. Kim encloses his letter imploring Park Chung Hee to reconsider sending Korean soldiers to Vietnam and reliance on Washington's support for reunification and domestic affairs.

  • January 06, 1969

    First Secretary of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, 'Korean-Chinese Relations in the Second Half of 1968'

    The document examines Sino-Korean relations by analyzing international relations with US and Japan, describing how the ideology of Mao affects the relationship, and discussing trade relations and military relations.