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  • January 27, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 27-29 January 1956

    Ivanov visits the DPRK headquarters of the People’s Volunteer Army of China. Commanding General Yang Yong gives him and his entourage a tour of the facilities and points out the DPRK's shortage of aircraft equipment.

  • January 30, 1956

    Journal of Soviet Ambassador to the DPRK V. I. Ivanov for 30 January 1956

    Nam Il responds to an earlier message Nº35.

  • January 30, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 04 (Overall Issue No. 30)

    This issue covers the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. It also discusses the employment of People's Liberation Army soldiers once they are discharged. Other sections address propaganda for miners and workers during the Spring Festival and formatting documents for the State Council.

  • January 30, 1956

    Report No. 72 from Do Soon Chung to Syngman Rhee

    Do Soon Chung briefs President Rhee on the 3rd regular session of the Congress of the Philippines.

  • January 30, 1956

    USSR Council of Ministers Decree, 'On the Creation of ‘Object D'

    Council of Ministers decree officially approving the launch of a satellite during the International Geophysical Year

  • January 31, 1956

    Egyptian Intelligence Activities in Lebanon

    Report on the movement of an Egyptian intelligence agent in Beirut to investigate a network of spies and a political agreement between leaders of several countries and Lebanese army officers.

  • February 01, 1956

    Letter, to Mrs. Goodfellow

    Mrs. Goodfellow is advised to tell Miss Kang that she should write directly to the Foreign Ministry for assistance.

  • February 01, 1956

    Arrest of Elements of the Liberation Party

    Report regarding the arrest of a number of members of the Iraqi Liberation Party and the information which was obtained from questioning them.

  • February 01, 1956

    A Lebanese Spy Ring

  • February 01, 1956

    Qadri Qal'aji

  • February, 1956

    Report on Visit to Radio Free Europe, Munich

    Analysis of RFE news operations by BBC Central European Service director Gregory Macdonald, who visited Munich from January 8 to January 23, 1956, at RFE’s request. Accompanied by notes from the British Foreign Office and its Information Research Department. Macdonald had been asked by RFE officials to assess the objectivity and organization of the newscasts.

  • February 02, 1956

    Note Containing an Assessment of the Parameters of a Device with Yields of 150 Megatons and One Billion Tons of TNT

    A report on the material requirements and design specifications of nuclear devices with yields of 150MT and one milliard tons TNT between Soviet officials. Specifically, the use of lithium-6 deuteride and natural uranium in varying degrees is discussed.

  • February 02, 1956

    Memorandum to the CPSU CC on Soviet Koreans

    Reports on the Soviet Embassy’s work regarding Soviet Koreans in the DPRK after a USSR Supreme Soviet Presidium decision to allow them to either convert to Korean citizenship or accept dual citizenship and discusses the topic of whether they should be allowed to return to the USSR.

  • 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 06, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 05 (Overall Issue No. 31)

    Several sections of this issue address agricultural development and production. It also includes a statement about U.S. State Department misinterpretations of the Sino-American ambassadorial talks. One section discusses winter vacation activities for students in primary, secondary, and normal (pedagogical) schools.

  • 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 16, 1956

    Gazette of the State Council of the People's Republic of China, 1956, No. 06 (Overall Issue No. 32)

    This issue highlights the Standing Committee's resolution to approve the Sino-East German Treaty of Friendship and Cooperation. It also addresses road maintenance and the conservation of gasoline. Other sections discuss the promulgation of simplified Chinese characters, the promotion of standard Mandarin (putonghua), and the distribution of books in rural areas.

  • 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.