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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • May 23, 1980

    Memorandum from Donald Gregg for Zbigniew Brzezinski, 'Mike Oksenberg's Note on Korea'

    Donald Gregg and Michel Oksenberg outline US policy toward Korea in light of the incident in Gwangju.

  • August 04, 1980

    Records of Conversation between Congressman Stephen J. Solarz and Kim Il Sung and Kim Yong-nam

    In this lengthy transcript of discussions between Stephen Solarz and Kim Il Sung, Solarz poses questions about prospects for Korea's unification, exchanges between North and South Korea, and exchanges between North Korea and the U.S. In his response, Kim emphasizes the DPRK's views regarding the necessary preconditions for unification and increased cooperation between the two Koreas. Later, Kim Yong Nam continues to elaborate to Solarz on the North Korean perspective of unification and the role of the international community in perpetrating division.

  • August 15, 1980

    Congressman Solarz's Talks in North Korea

    In his National Security Council memorandum to Brzezinski, Donald Gregg notes that Kim Il Sung appears conciliatory toward the South during his conversation with Solarz. Gregg then makes recommendations on how the US and South Korea should respond.

  • September 03, 1980

    Congressman Solarz's Talks in North Korea

    Donald Gregg informs Brzezinski that Congressman Solarz had not forwarded the transcript of his conversations with Kim Il Sung and Kim Young Nam to South Korea.