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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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 11, 1967

    Letter from British Embassy in Bucharest, R. Hanbury Tension to P. A. Rhodes, Foreign Office

    Tension reports on friendly overtures by Romanian diplomatic officers.

  • May 11, 1967

    Telegram from the Indian Embassy of Brazil, 'Statement Made on 9th May 1967 by the Minister of Foreign Relations of Brazil'

    On May 9, Brazil signed the Treaty of Tlatelolco to ban nuclear weapons in Latin America.

  • 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 13, 1967

    Discussion between Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Qiao Guanhua and Vietnamese Ambassador Ngo Minh Loan

    Qiao Guanhua disagrees with the plan to send Soviet planes to Vietnam via air instead of rail.

  • May 13, 1967

    Memorandum on Audience for Comrades Heintze and Breitenstein with Comrade Pak Seong-cheol

    Based on remarks made by Kim Il Sung, Pak Seong-cheol discusses North Korea's military policy, relations with the United States, the Vietnam War, and the state of the communist bloc.

  • May 17, 1967

    Telegram from Dutch Embassy in Warsaw to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regarding North Korean Ambassador's Request to Meet

    Dutch representative Calkoen informs the Ministry of a request by the North Korean Ambassador to meet with him and other Embassy officials and proposes to ignore it.

  • May 18, 1967

    Report, South African Foreign Affairs Archives, 'The Nuclear Proliferation Problem'

    Report on the progress of South African discussions with Washington to extend the United States-South Africa Atomic Energy Bilateral

  • 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 19, 1967

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Contacts with North Korean Ambassador in Warsaw'

    A brief note stating that Calkoen's conduct (not taking up the North Korean Ambassador's offer) is in line with Dutch policy concerning states it does not recognize.

  • 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.

  • May 22, 1967

    Report on French Trade with the Socialist Bloc

    Summary of an article from the newspaper Il Sole (2.14.1967) regarding the outlook for French trade relations with the Communist Bloc. the report was forwarded by manea Manescu, Vice-President of the Council of Ministers to Nicolae Ceausescu, Secretary General, CC RCP

  • May 24, 1967

    Telegram from Dutch Embassy in Warsaw to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regarding North Korean Ambassador's Request to Meet

    Brief telegram from Calkoen requesting instructions on how to respond to the North Korean Ambassador's request to meet, after North Korean 3rd Embassy Secretary inquired by telephone.

  • May 24, 1967

    Memorandum of the Meeting of the Council of Ministers of Euratom in Brussels from 10-12 April 1967

    This restricted meeting considers nonproliferation primarily as a contribution to ensure peace in the world and the detent between east and west.

  • May 26, 1967

    Protocol of the meetings between Egyptian Minister of War, Shams Badran, and Soviet Premier, Alexei Kosygin, on the 25 and 26 of May 1967

    Badran and Kosygin met in Moscow on the eve of the Six-Day War. Badran submitted a long list of weapons which Cairo wanted to be airlifted immediately. After a late night discussion in the Politburo, Kosygin informed Badran that Moscow would be willing to airlift only some of the items on the Egyptian list; others would be supplied in a later date. During the first meeting with Badran, Kosygin advised the Egyptian government to think of ways to end the crisis with Israel, perhaps by granting Israeli ships free transit in the Straights of Tiran.

  • May 26, 1967

    Telegram from Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Embassy in Warsaw, 'Request for meeting by North Korean Ambassador'

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Luns replies that Calkoen should respond to the request with the refusal as phrased in Calkoen's 19 May telegram.

  • May 26, 1967

    Letter, US Senator Vance Hartke to UN Secretary-General U Thant

    U.S. Senator Vance Hartke inquires about the pending applications of North Vietnam and South Vietnam and North Korea and South Korea to gain entry into the United Nations, as well as the procedures involved for the dual admission of these divided nations.

  • May 26, 1967

    Protocol number 62 of the Israeli Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, Friday, May 26, 1967 at 4 pm, in The Kirya, Tel Aviv

  • May 26, 1967

    Minutes of an Extended Meeting of the Ministerial Committee on Security Issues

    Faced with a growing Egyptian military buildup in Sinai the Cabinet tried to determine if the time had come for military action, or if additional diplomacy would strengthen America's support of Israel. No consensus was reached and the decision was postponed.

  • May 30, 1967

    Minutes of Conversation between Yugoslav President Josip Borz Tito and UAR Ambassador Mohamed Handy Abuzeid, in Varga

    Minutes of conversation between Tito and UAR ambassador Mohamed Handy Abuzeid, discussing the situation in the Middle East. The ambassador states the UAR's goal is peace thought a diplomatic solution at the UN. They also discuss Yugoslavia's problems with Greece and how the Yugoslavs might improve relations with Albania. Yugoslavia and the UAR express their hope to improve economic ties and maintain their good relations.