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  • May 10, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.161, TOP SECRET, May 10, 1967

    Kim Gwang-hyeop explains that North Korea's standard of living is relatively low because of the need to invest heavily in defense industries, a policy dated back to the October 1966 Party Conference.

  • May 13, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.164, TOP SECRET, May 13, 1967

    A description of the extension of North Korea's Seven-Year Plan due to its reallocation of sources toward the military, as well as North Korea's perspective of Japan.

  • May 18, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.168, TOP SECRET, May 18, 1967

    A description of North Korea's economic situation, especially its difficulties regarding the transportation sector and its focus on increasing defense capacity.

  • May 20, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No.76.171, TOP SECRET, May 20, 1967

    A description of the deteriorating relationship between North Korea and China.

  • June 13, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.203, TOP SECRET, June 13, 1967

    Socialist diplomats in Pyongyang speculate about the disappearances of Pak Geum-cheol and other leading officials from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • June 15, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.208, TOP SECRET, June 15, 1967

    Chinese and Romanian diplomats review Sino-North Korean relations and the recent purges of Pak Geum-cheol and other leading officials from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • June 20, 1967

    Telegram from Valeriu Georgescu, Extrordinary Envoy and Plenipotentiary Minister of Romania in Tel Aviv, Regarding the Position of the Israeli Communist Party vis-a-vis the [Israeli] conflict with Arab Nations

    S. Mikunis, Secretary General of the Israeli Communist Party, thanks the Romanian envoy for Romania's support during the recent Arab-Israeli War. He compares this to the Soviet position, which he characterizes as aggressively anti-Israel and anti-socialist. He accuses the USSR of instigating Egypt's attack. He also denies the existence of any atrocities against civilians by the Israeli army in the occupied territories.

  • July 06, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.247

    A Romanian assessment of North Korea's relations with Vietnam and involvement in the Vietnam War.

  • July 14, 1967

    Telegram of the Romanian Legation in Tel Aviv to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Romania, Regarding Positions Taken by Foreign Diplomats and Israeli officials toward Romania, in light of the Position Adopted in the Middle East Conflict

    The Romanian envoy in Tel Aviv writes of discussions with western European diplomats. They praise Romania’s independent stand in the Middle East crisis and its abstention from the Budapest Summit. He does let the western diplomats know that Romania still remains within the Warsaw Pact. He discusses Israeli policy of not withdrawing from the occupied territories until the State of Israel is recognized by the Arabs. Israel is also pushing France to lift the arms embargo.

  • July 28, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.247, July 28, 1967

    Romanian and Vietnamese diplomats discuss the purges in the Korean Workers' Party and North Korea's reunification policy.

  • July 30, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.276, July 30, 1967

    I. Horjenevski and A. Lazar discuss Czech loans to North Korea and the important purges taking place in North Korea an effort to achieve the "monolithic unity" of the Korean Workers' Party.

  • August 03, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 76.279, TOP SECRET, August 3, 1967

    A. Lazar and G. Chubotarenko from the Soviet Embassy in Pyongyang discuss the purge of Pak Geum-cheol from the Korean Workers' Party.

  • August 07, 1967

    Telegram to the Romanian Embassy in Teheran, No. 05/003865

    Petru Burlacu's telegram to the Romanian ambassador to Iran regarding Iranian Ambassador Sanandaji's request for the Romanian government to arrest Tudeh Party president, Reza Radmanesh, and extradition him to Iran. Burlacu replied that the Romanian government is the only body entitled to make that decision, and that arresting Radmanesh goes against Romania's policy to have relations with all countries, regardless of political affiliation.

  • January 22, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.012, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK offers an initial assessment of the Blue House Raid based upon broadcasts from a Seoul radio station and speculates how North Korea will respond to allegations that it dispatched commandos into South Korea.

  • January 24, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No: 75.015, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK offers a summary of a meeting hosted by Kim Jae-bong, the DPRK Deputy Foreign Minister, in the wake of the Blue House Raid and the capture of the USS Pueblo.

  • January 24, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.013, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK reports on the response of the North Korean press to the Blue House Raid and announces that an American ship, the USS Pueblo, has been captured by the North Koreans near Wonsan.

  • January 25, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.016, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK takes note of changes in the U.S. military posture in Korea and Japan following North Korea's seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • January 25, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.017, Flash

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK reports on the Soviet Union's response to the Blue House Raid and the seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • January 26, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.020, Flash

    Following a meeting with staff from the East German Embassy, the Embassy of Romania in the DPRK summarizes the views of Pak Seong-cheol, member of the Politburo of the Central Committee of the Korean Workers’ Party and Vice President of the Cabinet and Foreign Minister of the DPRK, on the seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • January 26, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.018, Urgent

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK summarizes the Polish response to USS Pueblo seizure, North Korean military maneuvers, and the construction of bunkers in Pyongyang.