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  • December 20, 1967

    A 20 December 1967 DVO Memo about the Attitude of the Korean Leadership toward the Issues of Disarmament and Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons

    A report on the DPRK's negative attitude towards a relaxation of tensions in the international arena, based on remarks made by Kim Il Sung.

  • December 22, 1967

    Letter from GDR Embassy in the DPRK to State Secretary Hegen

    The German Ambassador in the DPRK discusses domestic and foreign policy developments within the DPRK, including the cult of personality of Kim Il Sung and North Korea's relationship with China.

  • January 23, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, 23 January 1968

    North Korea asks Czechoslovakia not to reprint Chinese Red Guard publications about Kim Il Sung.

  • January 29, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.027, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK summarizes a recent meeting held with M. Golub, the Ambassador of Czechoslovakia to Pyongyang, and discusses U.S.-North Korean negotiations and the Soviet response to the USS Pueblo crisis.

  • February 01, 1968

    Lt. Col. J. Załuska, 'Record of a Conversation with SRR Military Attaché Lt. Cmdr Voicu during a Reception with the USSR Military Attaché and Subsequent Ones'

    According to Romanian sources, China is still supplying the DPRK with weapons and artillery pieces. China also promised they will offer the DPRK all kinds of help in the event of a conflict on the peninsula.

  • 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 04, 1968

    "Information about the Situation in Korea"

    A wide ranging Czeck government report on the causes, consequences, and potential resolutions to the USS Pueblo Incident.

  • February 05, 1968

    Information on the Situation in Korea

    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia analyzes the underlying context behind and causes of the Pueblo Incident and other dangerous military engagements on the Korean Peninsula.

  • February 09, 1968

    Pueblo and the US-South Korean Relations: Political Report No. 11

    South Korea's responses and reactions to the attempted assassination of President Park Chung Hee and the seizure of the USS Pueblo by North Korea are summarized.

  • February 15, 1968

    Report from East German Ambassador to North Korea, 'Some Aspects of the Political Line of the Korean Workers’ Party after the January Events

    Ambassador Holub analyzes the historical context underlying North Korea's military adventurism in 1968.

  • March 01, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.054, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK conveys the results of meeting between the Hungarian Ambassador and Kim Changbong, the Minister of Defense of the DPRK, and discusses relations between China and North Korea.

  • March 03, 1968

    On Current Relations between the DPRK and the PRC

    The GDR Embassy in North Korea says that relations between Beijing and Pyongyang have improved following the Blue House Raid and USS Pueblo incident.

  • March 17, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.069, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK reports on China's relations with North Korea following the Blue House Raid and the seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • April 23, 1968

    Memorandum On the Visit of the Party and Government Delegation of the GDR, led by Comrade Prof. Dr. Kurt Hager, with the General Secretary of the KWP and Prime Minister of the DPRK, Comrade Kim Il Sung, on 16 April 1968, 5:00p.m. until 6:50 p.m.

    In a meeting with Dr. Kurt Hager, Kim Il Sung fully says he fully supports East Germany GDR and describes North Korea's relations with other Communist countries.

  • June 04, 1968

    Military-Political Situation in the DPRK

    Despite tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the DPRK is calming down. Czechoslovak diplomats speculate what underlies the changes in DPRK tactics.

  • January 07, 1969

    Y.D. Fadeev, First Secretary of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, 'Korean-Chinese Relations in the Second Half of 1968 (Memo)'

    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.

  • March 17, 1969

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

    Kim Il Sung discusses an armed clash with Americans in the demilitarized zone and an incident in the Korean-Chinese border. He discusses Sino-Korean relations thoroughly as well.

  • March 24, 1969

    Col. Mieczysław Białek, 'Record of Conversation with RSR Military Attaché Office'

    The Romanian military attaché discusses the Sino-Soviet border conflict and the state of Sino-North Korean relations. The Polish attaché describes Romania as being "under a considerable Chinese influence.

  • March 28, 1969

    Far East Department of the USSR Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'The Domestic Situation and the Foreign Policy of the Korean People's Democratic Republic'(Regarding political report and other information materials of Soviet embassy in DPRK in 1968)

    The document discusses the DPRK's difficult economic situation and several changes in the political system, such as a new ideology "Juche" and shifts in the high command in parties. It also examines international politics of DPRK with China, Japan, and the Soviet Union.

  • April 14, 1969

    Record of a Conversation with Kim Il Sung, General Secretary of the KWP CC and Chairman of the DPRK Cabinet of Ministers

    Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev sought the help of Kim Il Sung in influencing China, which was in a border dispute with the Soviet Union. Requesting that they "exercise political influence on Peking."