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  • April 02, 1971

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

    In the election campaigns, the NDP is focusing on the corruption of the DRP, and the DRP is focusing on continued economic and political stability with Park Chung Hee's third election.

  • April 08, 1971

    Letter, Mongolian Mission to UN to UN General-Secretary

    The Mongolian Mission transmits a check to the UN regular budget but deducts the amount requested for the Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea and for the UN Memorial Cemeteries in Korea.

  • April 09, 1971

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, 'Report on the Case of the North Korean Pilot, Major Pak Song Guk'

    After the UN Command's failed attempt to exchange Major Pak with the remaining KAL passengers, determining and handling the repatriation of Major Pak is said to be in UNCURK's hands.

  • April 09, 1971

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

    Student demonstrations are occurring in South Korea in reaction to the state's intervention and control of student activity. In light of the 1961 student protests, the government is not using repressive measures to suppress the demonstrations.

  • April 20, 1971

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in Romania to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A report of the attempted kidnapping of the Belgian Ambassador, who was mistaken for an American, by North Korean assailants.

  • April 20, 1971

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

    UNCURK has unofficially assumed responsibility for the North Korean pilot Major Pak who crash landed in South Korea. If Pak should want to return to North Korea, UNCURK would be acting in its capacity to ease tensions between North and South.

  • April 22, 1971

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

    Keeping with the duties of UNCURK, members will be forming teams and traveling to various provinces to observe the results of the elections.

  • April 30, 1971

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

    UNCURK reports on their observations of the presidential elections, which were orderly and without violence.

  • April 30, 1971

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

    UNCURK observed that the Korean people elected President Park Chung Hee. They believe Kim Dae Jung, who did favorably, may have suffered defeat because of his fragmented party.

  • May, 1971

    Some Truths about the M.A.R. (Revolutionary Action Movement)

    Seeking to correct press coverage of the arrests of Revolutionary Action Movement (MAR) members, the imprisoned members describe their arrests and those of their relatives, highlight tactics of coercion and physical torture used by security forces to extract confessions, and share information on the case that they believe is being misrepresented.

  • May 04, 1971

    Telegram, Embassy of Hungary in Czechoslovakia to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The Embassy of Hungary in Czechoslovakia reports on Czech-North Korean relations

  • May 05, 1971

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

    The ROK government decision to only return North Korean pilot Major Pak in exchange for the remaining elevent passengers of the 1969 KAL plane causes dissatisfaction with UNCURK and UN Command.

  • May 07, 1971

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

    National Assembly elections will be held in South Korea on 25 May 1971. While the DRP's National Assembly campaign remains similar to its presidential campaign, the NDP pledges to lift curfew bans, corruption, and give priority to housing shortages for low income people.

  • May 13, 1971

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

    The Embassy of Hungary expresses the German grievance that the German question and other German affairs are not mentioned in the North Korean press and outlines some features of the relations between North Korea and East Germany.

  • May 14, 1971

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

    In connection with the upcoming election, UNCURK observed a disinterest of voters for the National Assembly campaigns and a general dislike of the 'horse trading' of seat distribution. Additionally, the opposition NDP will have difficulties gaining seats because of the fragmentation of the party.

  • May 21, 1971

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

    ROK claims of North Korean sea infiltration are challenged by UN Command and UNCURK. Additionally, student protests are growing, but DRP's reaction is cautious because they fear that the students may align with NDP and pose a threat to the DRP.

  • May 28, 1971

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

    The UN Command and MAC meetings over the return of North Korean pilot Major Pak are heated. The ROK government will not return Pak to North Korea, claiming that he desires to stay in South Korea. UNCURK will no longer play a role in the return or remain of Pak.

  • May 28, 1971

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

    South Korea National Assembly election results show that over one-third of votes went to NDP and voters are going to younger, advocate-style politicians.

  • June 03, 1971

    Minutes of Conversation between Nicolae Ceausescu and Mao Zedong in Beijing on 3 June 1971

    Mao Zedong and Nicolae Ceausescu discuss China's international reputation as a dogmatic dictatorship, especially among other Communist countries. They also discuss ping pong and scientific progress, specifically nuclear weapons and space exploration.

  • June 04, 1971

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

    Park Chung Hee reshuffles his Cabinet and is possibly preparing newly appointed Prime Minister Kim Jong Pil as his possible successor. Additionally, after criticisms from the opposition party, Park continues to relax laws against socialist countries.