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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • February 04, 1956

    Receipt from Baheej "Eleywan

  • February 06, 1956

    Zhou Enlai’s Brief Statement to British Chargé d'affaires ad interim Con O’Neill Regarding the Princess of Kashmir Investigation

    Zhou Enlai welcomed the British confirmation that the explosion of the aircraft "The Princess of Kashmir" was a sabotage plot by Taiwanese agents. He went on, however, to criticize how the British and the Hong Kong administration handled the case. The latter released some Taiwanese agents whom Beijing held to be related to the murder case, used a person suspected by the PRC to be a Taiwanese agent in the investigation, and escorted several Taiwanese agents out of its border to Taiwan.

  • February 10, 1956

    Report No. 73 from Do Soon Chung to Syngman Rhee

    Do Soon Chung briefs President Rhee on the visit of Crown Prince Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia to Manila and participation of the Philippine battalion in the multi-nation maneuvers held by the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.

  • February 19, 1956

    Political Parties in Jordan

    A summary of the unlicensed parties operating in Jordan as of 1956, including the Ba'athists, the Democratic Party, the Communists, the Freedom Party and the Arab nationalists.

  • February 20, 1956

    Letter, J. H. R. Cromwell to Syngman Rhee

    Cromwell asks Syngman Rhee to meet with Sgt. R. James K. Cromwell, who is currently stationed in Korea.

  • February 20, 1956

    Report No. 74 from Do Soon Chung to Syngman Rhee

    Do Soon Chung briefs President Rhee on the 53 reorganization plans submitted by President Magsaysay to the Congress as well as the status of negotiations between Japan and the Philippines over reparations.

  • February 21, 1956

    The Arab Drugs Conference

  • February 21, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and DPRK Vice Premier Pak Ui-wan

    Pak tells Filatov that he does not fully agree with the KWP CC Presidium decision regarding Pak Chang-ok because the Presidium's failure to cite specific evidence. Pak Ui-wan says that he spoke well of Pak Chang-ok in a recent meeting with Kim Il Sung.

  • February 22, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

  • February 24, 1956

    Syrian-Lebanese Security Cooperation

  • February 24, 1956

    Excerpts from Tsedenbal's diary on his conversation with Soviet leader Anastas Mikoyan on Soviet Economic Cooperation and Aid to the People's Republic of Mongolia (Fragments)

    Tsedenbal's diary entry on his conversation with Anastas Mikoyan regarding Soviet economic aid and cooperation with the Mongolian People's Republic. Tsedenbal asks Mikoyan to forgive upcoming payments due and provide additional materials and Soviet workers for construction of railroads. Mikoyan tells Tsedenbal that the Soviets will help, but that Mongolia must prepare its own workforce and not be dependent on Soviet or Chinese help. The two also discuss trade issues and Chinese designs on Mongolia.

  • February 25, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and Pak Yeong-bin

    Pak says that while he himself has admitted to his mistakes and engaged in self-criticism, Pak Chang-ok continues to deny that he had engaged in factionalist, anti-Party activity. Pak Yeong-bin also describes several factors that may have played a role in the “The Further Strengthening of the Fight Against Reactionary Bourgeois Ideology in Literature” decision made by Kim Il Sung and the Presidium.

  • February 25, 1956

    Khrushchev's Secret Speech, 'On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences,' Delivered at the Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

    In a secret speech before a closed plenum of the 20th Congress of the CPSU, Khrushchev denounced Stalin’s cult of the personality. In addition, he revealed that Stalin had rounded up thousands of people and sent them into a huge system of political work camps (Gulags). This revelation was met with astonishment by many present for the speech, but helped to break the power that Stalin still held over the country.

  • February 27, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

  • February 28, 1956

    Draft minutes from Conference of Foreign Ministers of the ECSC on 11 and 12 February 1956

    These minutes include discussions of a new system to bring widespread technical renewal of European industry.

  • February 29, 1956

    Record of a Conversation between Soviet Embassy Counsellor S. Filatov and DPRK Vice Premier Pak Ui-wan

    Pak Ui-wan tells Filatov about a conversation he had with Kim Il Sung regarding Pak Chang-ok, Pak Yeong-bin, and other Soviet Korean party members.

  • March 01, 1956

    Sheikh Mohammad al Ashmar

  • March 01, 1956

    Russian Mission to Honour Sheikh al Ashmar

  • March 01, 1956

    A Unionist Labour Conference in Syria

  • March 01, 1956

    Telegram, from Foreign Secretary to Indian Embassies, 'The Question of Antarctica'

    India argues that atomic experiments and explosions in Antarctica may have very harmful and the international community’s debate about Antarctica is appropriate.