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  • July 03, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Zouheir Kubari to UN Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan, Concerning Secretary-General U Thant's Correspondence to President Park Chung Hee

    Principal Secretary of the United Nations Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the United Nations C.V. Narasimhan on Secretary-General of the United Nations U Thant's letter of gratitude towards ROK President Park Chung Hee and his administration's goodwill towards UNCURK, the movements of ROK political parties, and Tunisian Foreign Minister's meeting with ROK Foreign Minister Kyu Hah Choi.

  • July 03, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Enclosed with Summary of DMZ Incidents

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari sends Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan a summary of the 23 to 29 June 1969 North Korean aggressors and agents intrusion/infiltration incidents.

  • July 04, 1969

    Cable from Dutch Embassy in Seoul to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regarding Conversation with South Korean Representative about North Korea

    Verkade reports that the South Korean deputy vice-minister of foreign affairs Whang summoned him to inform him that the three recent North Korean visitors to the Netherlands had supplied false information on their visa papers yet were admitted. Whang expressed his concern, given their apparent intent to establish official contact with the Netherlands; Verkade reassured him there was no change in Dutch policy.

  • July 04, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Student Protests and Korean Question

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on Korean student protests against Park Chung Hee administration's contemplated amendment of the Constitution and the inclusion of the Korean question in the General Assembly.

  • July 11, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Student Protests

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the student protests against a contemplated Constitutional amendment. Kuzbari considers the ROK government reaction and the protests' effects to internal stability.

  • July 23, 1969

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

    Pak Seong-cheol discusses Kim Il Sung’s schedule in order to schedule a meeting with the Soviet ambassador.

  • July 25, 1969

    Letter from Harry S. Truman to Congressman Kastenmeier

    Truman denies the use of bacteriological weapons by the United States during the Korean War.

  • July 27, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. G. Sudarikov and Kim Il Sung, General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea

    Sudarikov briefs Kim Il Sung on the issues discussed at the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ Parties. Sudarikov and Kim Il Sung also discuss relations between the Soviet Union and China, as well as the DPRK’s position on the demarcation line.

  • August 01, 1969

    Note, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, North Korea's Efforts to Establish Trade Missions in Western Europe (in English)

    The note points out the North Korean mission in Paris (since 1968) and the intent of both the Swiss and the Austrians to establish similar missions soon. It mentions the drying up of significant communist loans as a motivation for Pyongyang's increasingly Western economic orientation, particularly through machine and equipment import.

  • August 04, 1969

    Minister-Counsellor of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, 'Information About a Trip to Panmunjom'

    Shubnikov discusses the situation in Panmunjom, stating that troop movements are calmer than during the previous year. He assumes that both Koreas do not want to be accused of aggressive behavior prior to the UN discussion of the Korean issue.

  • August 13, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Relations with North Korea'

    Memorizes a visit by the director of Shell in the Netherlands who reported a message from his colleague in Seoul that establishment of a permanent trade representation by North Korea in the Netherlands would cause significant harm to Shell's operations in South Korea. The Ministry informed him of the talks with the Netherlands Council for Trade Promotion and called the issue "entirely open".

  • August 17, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. M. Shubnikov and Kim Cheol-man, First Deputy Chief of the Korean People's Army General Staff

    Kim Cheol-man states that at 11:15 am, an anti-aircraft artillery of Korean People’s Army shot down an American military helicopter, which intruded into the airspace of DPRK.

  • August 18, 1969

    Cables, Director of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General Kittani to UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari, Concerning Request of Supplementary Item on GA Agenda

    Director of the Executive Office of the Secretary-General of the UN Ismat T. Kittani cables to Principal Secretary of the UNCURK about the request the addition of supplementary items to the twenty-fourth General Assembly agenda. The requests are titled "Withdrawal of United States and All Other Foreign Forces Occupying South Korea under the Flag of the United Nations" and "Dissolution of UNCURK."

  • August 28, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. M. Shubnikov and Janos Lewandowski, the Director of the 2nd Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland

    After discussing economic relations between the DPRK and Poland, Lewandowski states that DPRK’s absence in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ parties cannot be justified. He denounces Juche ideology as a purely nationalist policy which has nothing to do with the ideas of internationalism.

  • September, 1969

    Eldridge Cleaver Notebooks, September 1969

    Eldridge Cleaver's handwritten notes from his travels to North Korea in September 1969 for the "International Conference on Tasks of Journalists of the Whole World in their Fight against U.S. Imperialist Aggression."

  • September 01, 1969

    Report about the Trip of a Delegation from Primorsky Kray to Northern Hamgyong Province

    The delegation from Primorsky Kray visited various places in the Northern Hamgyong and describes their impressions, such as how primitive the factories were or how much the cult of Kim Il Sung was evident in society.

  • September 05, 1969

    Letter from Eldridge Cleaver to David Hilliard

    Eldridge Cleaver gives a list of specific instructions and suggestions on establishing relations with the communist parties in Asia and North Korea in particular.

  • September 06, 1969

    UNCURK Report Covering 20 April 1969 to 6 September 1969, UNCURK to the General Assembly

    Principle Secretary of UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari and others in the Commission submit an UNCURK report coverning 20 April 1969 to 6 September 1969 to the General Assembly. The report outlines the objectives of the United Nations in Korea, the question of unification, security problems in the region, and political and economic developments.

  • September 10, 1969

    Letter, Czechoslovak Representative Zdenek Cernik, Request to Include Item in the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly Session Agenda, 'Dissolution of the UNCURK'

    Permanent Representative of the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic to the UN Zdenek Cernik informs U Thant that the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic supports the request to include "Dissolution of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea" to the Twenty-Fourth General Assembly session agenda.

  • September 11, 1969

    Note, UN Secretary-General U Thant to the General Assembly, 'Question of Korea: Report of UNCURK'

    U Thant requests the inclusion of an additional item in the agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the General Assembly entitled "Question of Korea: Report of the UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea."