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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • October 13, 1965

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Special committee proposed by MacNamara'

    The note is about MacNamara's proposal to establish a Special Committee in order to broaden Allies' participation in the strategic planning of US nuclear deterrent and to reach a more efficient process of political consultation. The document outlines some points related to Italy's position.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of the Third Conversation between Zhou Enlai and North Korean Vice Prime Minister Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai, Ri Ju-yeon, and Pak Seong-cheol discuss Japanese militarism, U.S. imperialism, the issue of Korean citizenship for Koreans in Japan, the Chinese 5-year plan, and military preparations.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of Second Conversation of Premier Zhou Enlai and Vice Premier Chen Yi with Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    Chen Yi, Zhou Enlai, Pak Seong-cheol, and Ri Ju-yeon have a detailed conversation about the situations in Indonesia, Algeria, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, and members of the Third World.

  • 1966

    Various Speeches by a Delegation of the People’s Republic of Albania in Pyongyang

    Three separate speeches made by a delegation from Albania while on a visit to North Korea in which the speaker discusses bilateral relations between Albania and North Korea, American imperialism, Korean reunification, and the Korean War.

  • 1966

    Speech by a Delegation of the People’s Republic of Albania at a Rally in Pyongyang

    A speech by a delegate from Albania in which the speaker comments on Albania's foreign policy, economic development and campaigns in North Korea, the Vietnam War, and the United States' global military policy.

  • April 07, 1967

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai, Pham Van Dong and Vo Nguyen Giap (1), 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Zhou Enlai comments on the American military personality.

  • January 24, 1968

    Memorandum of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK for the Ambassadors and Acting Ambassadors of all Socialist Countries accredited to the DPRK

    Kim Jae-bong claims the U.S. is trying to instigate a new war in Korea via the USS Pueblo Incident and urges the socialist countries to support North Korea.

  • January 25, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.016, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK takes note of changes in the U.S. military posture in Korea and Japan following North Korea's seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • January 27, 1968

    Note on a Conversation with the Polish Ambassador, Comrade Naperei, on 26 January 1968 in the Polish Embassy

    Ambassador Jarck reports on a conversation with the Polish Ambassador who spoke of the recent relocation of two squadrons of F-105's from Okinawa to South Korea, North Korean raids on the South, and the United States' moves towards the Swiss and the Neutral Commission Supervisory Commission.

  • January 28, 1968

    Information about the Incident with the Ship Pueblo

    With tensions high in Korea, the Embassy of the CSSR in Pyongyang concludes that "the Pueblo problem is beginning to outgrow the context of the Korean Peninsula."

  • January 29, 1968

    Memorandum of a Conversation with the Ambassadors of the CSSR, Comrade Holub, and of the People’s Republic of Poland, Comrade Naperei

    Upon reviewing the Pueblo incident, both ambassadors conclude that the U.S. violated the Armistice Treaty. Instead of using force to retain their ship and men, the U.S. should issue an apology to the DPRK or else the Koreans will fight back.

  • January 30, 1968

    Record of a Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to the USSR R. Ford

    S.P. Fozyrev and the Canadian Ambassador in Moscow review the causes of and potential resolutions for the Pueblo Incident.

  • February 02, 1968

    Memorandum on an Information of 1 February 1968

    The East German Embassy in Pyongyang reports that North Korea, fearful of counter attacks in the wake of seizing the USS Pueblo, is on a state of alert.

  • February 02, 1968

    Record of a Conversation with Canadian Ambassador to the USSR R. Ford

    S.P. Kozyrev and the Canadian Ambassador review Soviet policy toward the resolution of the Pueblo Incident and the connections between developments in Vietnam and the military situation on the Korean Peninsula.

  • February 27, 1968

    Memorandum on an Information of 24 February and 26 February 1968

    The population in Pyongyang is on high alert following North Korea's seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • April 09, 1968

    Excerpt from Leonid Brezhnev’s Speech at the April (1968) CC CPSU Plenum, "On the Current Problems of the International Situation and on the Struggle of the CPSU for the Unity of the International Communist Movement"

    Brezhnev describes the recent development of the Pueblo Incident, which includes the increase in US military deployment to the East and intentions of DPRK and USSR to strengthen ties.

  • 1970

    Welcoming Message to Eldridge Cleaver, Kathleen Cleaver, and Robert Scheer upon their Arrival in North Korea

    The speaker thanks the Black Panther Party for supporting North Korea's efforts to achieve independence without the influence of US and Japanese imperialist forces and expresses North Korea's hope for solidarity against imperialism. The speaker argues that Korean unification can only be achieved by the Korean people themselves.

  • December 04, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning the Nixon Doctrine in Korea

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan on the effects of U.S. disengagement with ROK and Asia and the landing of a North Korean pilot in the ROK.

  • June 20, 1971

    Memorandum of analysis by Roberto Ducci, 'The international situation after the Lisbon Council and some provisions that should be undertaken'

    Roberto Ducci analyzes recent developments in US and Soviet foreign policies vis-à-vis Europe. He discusses the risk of US abandonment in Europe, and fragmentation of Western Europe in light of the ongoing MBFR negotiations, stating that USSR foreign policy is proving to be more capable than expected.

  • July 30, 1971

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

    The ROK government is anxious about the Nixon-Zhou Enlai meeting.Their anxiety stems from the US military disengagement in the ROK, Zhou's four-point program, and the potential for communist China to sway UN votes on the Korean question.