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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • September 30, 1965

    Minutes of Chairman Mao Zedong and Chairman Liu Shaoqi’s Meeting with the Indonesian Delegation

    Chairul Seleh of Indonesia met with Mao and discussed nuclear power, Indonesian economy and industry, Chinese-Indonesian relations, and imperialism.

  • October 01, 1965

    Letter from V.Semichastni to A. Solakov Thanking Him for Greek, Arabic and Israeli Materials

  • October 09, 1965

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Pham Van Dong

    Zhou Enlai addresses Pham Van Dong, not supporting the idea of Soviet volunteers entering Vietnam and discussing Cambodian involvement in the war.

  • October 11, 1965

    Record of Conversation between Vice-Foreign Minister Qiao Guanhua and North Korean Ambassador in China Pak Se-chang

    Qiao Guanhua and Pak Se-chang exchange opinions on the holding of a second Afro-Asian conference.

  • October 12, 1965

    Cable from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'On the Transportation of North Korea's Material Aid for Vietnam'

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs follows up on the work of China, North Vietnam, and North Korea to ship material aid from Korea to Vietnam.

  • October 13, 1965

    Research Memorandum RSB-115 from Thomas L. Hughes to the Secretary, 'Soviet Views of Nuclear Sharing and Nonproliferation'

    INR looked closely at Soviet positions on an NPT arguing that the Soviets appeared to “attach a higher priority in using the nondissemination issue as a means of attacking possible NATO nuclear arrangements than in concluding an agreement.”

  • October 13, 1965

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Special committee proposed by MacNamara'

    The note is about MacNamara's proposal to establish a Special Committee in order to broaden Allies' participation in the strategic planning of US nuclear deterrent and to reach a more efficient process of political consultation. The document outlines some points related to Italy's position.

  • October 20, 1965

    Mao's Conversation with the Party and Government Delegation of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam

    Mao Zedong expresses his support of Vietnam in their struggle against the US.

  • October 20, 1965

    Record of Conversation from Premier Zhou Enlai's Reception of Zakaria El-Adly Imam, Ambassador of the United Arab Republic (UAR) to China

    Zakaria El-Adly Imam believes that there are too many divisions in the Afro-Asian world at present to continue with plans to host the Second Asian-African Conference.

  • October 20, 1965

    US Embassy to West Germany, Memorandum, 'German Attitudes on Nuclear Defense Questions'

    In this memorandum, an unnamed official at the U.S. Embassy in Bonn analyzed various West German nuclear and non-nuclear alternatives in the event of failure of the proposals for collective nuclear defense arrangements. An independent nuclear capability was ruled out as an alternative because “no responsible political leader in Germany of any party, any known private group, or any discernible body of Garman opinion … considers it desirable.”

  • October 22, 1965

    Airgram A-350 from the US Embassy in Israel to the Department of State, 'Argentine Uranium'

    The Embassy reported that it had no information on Israeli uranium imports, and the only way to obtain that information would be a high-level inquiry to the Israeli Foreign Ministry.

  • October 22, 1965

    Letter from Premier Zhou Enlai to North Korean Premier Kim Il Sung

    Zhou Enlai writes to update Kim Il Sung on the status of the proposed Second Asian-African Conference.

  • October 23, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Foreign Ministry to the Embassy in North Korea, 'On the Issue of Transporting Korean Aid to Vietnam'

    The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs provides instructions to the Chinese Embassy in Pyongyang on the shipment of North Korean aid to Vietnam.

  • October 23, 1965

    Memorandum of Conversation between Secretary of State Rusk and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Jozef Winiewicz, 'Security, Non-Proliferation and the German Problem'

    This wide-ranging discussion between Rusk and Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Jozef Winiewicz on European security, nuclear weapons, and the problem of German reunification illuminated U.S. and Polish concerns about the future of Germany.

  • October 27, 1965

    Cable from the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Letter from Premier Kim Il Sung to Premier Zhou Enlai'

    The Chinese Embassy in North Korea forwards a letter from Kim Il Sung concerning the Second Asian-African Conference.

  • October 27, 1965

    Letter from Premier Kim Il Sung to Premier Zhou Enlai

    Kim Il Sung informs Zhou Enlai on North Korea's attitude toward the Second Asian-African Conference

  • October 27, 1965

    'The Danger from a Psychotic Germany,' Appendix to 'The Case for a Strong American Lead to Establish a Collective Nuclear System That Would Help the Western World from Repeating an Old Mistake,' attached to George W. Ball to Secretary Rusk, et al.

    Under Secretary George W. Ball signed off on a fervent expression of his apprehensions about the direction of West German policy should the West fail to establish an MLF leading Bonn to feel “rejection and discrimination.” Ball saw three bad possibilities: a national nuclear program, a French-German nuclear deal, or “the real danger, a German political adventure.”

  • October 28, 1965

    Note of the Audience of Liu Fang, Ambassador of the Chinese People’s Republic in Bucharest, with Emil Bodnaras, First Vice-President of the Council of Ministers of the S. R. of Romania

    This document describes the reporting of Chinese Ambassador to Romania, Liu Fang, on certain international situations, including US-Romanian relations in connection with Vietnam, US-Vietnam relations, and developments in Pakistan.

  • October 29, 1965

    Note of Soviet-Polish Talks in Bialowieza Forest (Belarus) on 29 – 30 October 1965

    Excerpts from the Soviet-Polish Talks in Bialowieza Forest (Belarus) on 29 – 30 October1965. Discussions center mostly the trade of certain resources and products, especially those which Cuba is having difficulty obtaining, and an international conference they would like to hold.

  • October 29, 1965

    Record of Conversation between Kim Il Sung and the Chinese Delegation

    Premier Kim Il Sung met with members of the Chinese People’s Delegation and exchanged his views on Chinese assistance in Korean War, consturction and war prepartions of North Korea, US imperalism on Japan and South Korea, international communist movement, situation in Indonesia, and North Korea's recent economic situation.