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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • September 08, 1956

    Letter, Young Kee Kim to Chung Whan Cho

    Young Kee Kim advises Minister Cho that Ministry of National Defense should station a military personnel in Philippines. He also reports on the Philippine government's effort to establish trade relations with Indonesia, Thailand, Burma, and Borneo.

  • September 10, 1956

    Memorandum of a Conversation with DPRK Ambassador to the USSR Ri Sang-jo

    Ri Sang-jo expresses to Shcherbakov his concerns about the problems within the Korean Workers' Party and indicates that external help is needed.

  • September 10, 1956

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from Ambassador Károly Práth to Budapest on the unusual circumstances in the run-up to and during his first meeting with Kim Il Sung.

  • September 11, 1956

    Caucus Opening Remarks Made by Mr. Chin Hang Gong, Head of the Korean Delegation to the Saigon APACL Preliminary Meeting

    Chin Hang Gong announces that "the time of crisis is upon us" during his address to an APACL meeting in Saigon.

  • September 11, 1956

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in Pakistan, 'The Circumstances of Pakistan’s Recent Diplomatic Activities'

    Chinese report on Pakistani diplomatic activities regarding the Soviet Union and other Muslim countries

  • September 13, 1956

    CDS Report No. 18 from Choi Duk Shin to the President (Syngman Rhee)

    Choi Duk Shin reports on the APACL meeting in Saigon,Vietnamese government strategy for Chinese minorities, and Vietnamese-Japanese reparation negotiations.

  • September 13, 1956

    Letter No. 17 from the President (Syngman Rhee) to Minister Duk Shin Choi

    President Rhee reiterates the importance of the APACL movement and praises Vietnam for their reparations negotiations with Japan.

  • September 13, 1956

    Muslim Brotherhood Activities

    Document describes Muslim Brotherhood and Communist Party activities in early September 1956, and covers the Suez canal crisis, the Algerian rebels, enmity between the Communists and the Brotherhood, Brotherhood camps in Syria, 1956 elections in Jordan, the Russian delegation's trip to Syria, an alliance between the Ba'ath and the Communists, and a rivalry between the Communists and Kamal Jumblat.

  • September 15, 1956

    Telegram from V. Ivanov to A.I. Mikoyan

  • September 15, 1956

    Decision of the KWP CC Plenum, 30-31 August 1956, 'Concerning the Improvement of Public Health'

    The resolution describes plans to expand public sanitary facilities and improve the health of the North Korean citizenry.

  • September 15, 1956

    Telegram from the USSR Ambassador to the DPRK Ivanov addressed to Mikoyan and Shepilov, 'August Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee'

    Ivanov provides a detailed report on the proceedings of the August Plenum of the Korean Workers' Party Central Committee.

  • September 15, 1956

    Decision of the KWP CC Plenum, 30-31 August 1956, 'The Results of the Work of the Government Delegation which Visited Fraternal Countries, and Some Pressing Tasks of Our Party'

    The resolution discusses economic growth in North Korea and the promises of fraternal aid, while warning of the dangers of factionalism to the preservation of Marxism-Leninism.

  • September 16, 1956

    Cable from Cde. Mikoyan from Beijing concerning the 8th CCP Congress and Conversations with the Chinese Comrades

    Mikoyan reports on a conversation with Mao Zedong concerning purges within the Korean Workers' Party and Kim Il Sung's leadership style.

  • September 17, 1956

    Telegram from A. Mikoyan to the CPSU Central Committee

    Mikoyan reports on an unsuccessful meeting with a number of Korean delegates, who had clearly been prepped for the conversation, making them reluctant to go beyond instructions and provide more detailed responses about the August Plenum Incident.

  • September 17, 1956

    Official Note from A. Mikoyan to the CPSU Central Committee

  • September 17, 1956

    Conversation with the Delegation of the Korean Worker's Party at the 8th CCP Congress

    Mikoyan and Choe Yong-geon dominate the discussion between the two delegations. While Mikoyan tries to learn the exact chronology of the events that transpired at the August Plenum, Choe avoids providing clear replies and instead stresses the gravity of the "conspiracy" planned by the accused.

  • September 18, 1956

    Draft Telegram from A. Mikoyan to the CPSU Central Committee

  • September 18, 1956

    Conversation records between Chairman Mao Zedong and the Soviet Communist Party Delegation, 18 September 1956

    Mao Zedong and the Soviet Community Party Delegation exchanged views on Korean issues and a potential visit by Kim Il Sung to the PRC.

  • September 19, 1956

    Draft of Record of a Meeting between the Soviet and Chinese Delegations

    Mao Zedong reveals that several Korean Workers' Party members have been placed under arrest, including Pak Il-u, who is looked favorably upon by the CCP. Sino-North Korean relations have become strained as a result of Kim Il Sung's handling of the August incident. Mao admits to Mikoyan that the KWP leadership may not heed their advice, but they decide to send a joint delegation to Pyongyang the next morning.

  • September 19, 1956

    Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution on Plan to 'Counter the Czechoslovak Reactionary Exiles'

    This Czechoslovak Politburo Resolution of 1956 approved an Interior Ministry plan to counter “reactionary exiles.” Radio Free Europe was an important target, and a series of disinformation actions were planned to disrupt its operations.