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  • October 30, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang, SECRET, No.061487, Urgent

    Soviet officials note their dissatisfaction towards the state of relations between the USSR and the DPRK. According to the Soviets, the exchange of delegations between the two countries is at an all time low, but they expect their relationship to improve in the next year. A similar "tenuous" relationship is observed between the PRC and the DPRK.

  • October 30, 1973

    Memorandum on the Conversation between Kim Il Sung and Todor Zhivkov

    Todor Zhivkov, First Secretary of the Bulgarian Communist Party, reports on his meeting with Kim Il Sung. Zhivkov and Kim discussed global detente and the Cold War, Chinese-North Korean relations, collective security in Asia, North Korea's views of COMECON, Korean unification, and factionalism in the Korean Workers' Party.

  • October 31, 1973

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 31 October 1973. Subject: Personal changes in the Korean leadership.

    The Hungarian Embassy reports on O Jin-u's growing influence in the Korean Workers' Party.

  • October 31, 1973

    Conversation with the Ambassador of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV)

    Conversation between GDR Ambassador to the DPRK Everhartz and the DRV Ambassador Comrade Le Dong addressing the personality cult in the DPRK, changes of cadres in the DPRK, issues of the peaceful reunification of the country and the economic situation in the DPRK.

  • October 31, 1973

    Record of Conversation with Premier Zhou Enlai and Prime Minister E.G. Whitlam

    Australian Prime Minister Whitlam offers Zhou Enlai an overview of his country's foreign policy interests. Analyzing the international relations among key nations in East and Southeast Asia.

  • November 03, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Regular, No. 061.497

    Following the end of the inter-Korean dialogue, Zhivkov observes increased antagonism in the rhetoric of the North Koreans regarding unification paralleling the increasing tension between the two Koreas.

  • November 04, 1973

    Prime Minister's Discussions with Premier Zhou Enlai, 31 October-3 November 1973, Summary

    Zhou Enlai and E.G. Whitlam discuss Sino-Australian relations, the Overseas Chinese in Southeast Asia, the Indo-Pak conflict, Great Power relations, Taiwan's international status, and other issues.

  • November 09, 1973

    Embassy of the GDR in the PR China, 'On the Escalation of Anti-Sovietism by the Leadership of the PR China since mid-1973'

    An analysis of the rise of Anti-Soviet propaganda by the Chinese Government, including suspected reasons for the rhetoric and the current state of Sino-Soviet relations.

  • November 12, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation between Mao Zedong and Henry Kissinger

    Secretary of State Henry Kissinger met with Chairman Mao and Zhou Enlai. The three discussed a large range of topics from Sino-Soviet relations to the Middle East to the influence of Chinese communism.

  • November 13, 1973

    Cable from Comrade Sau Manh [Le Duc Tho] to Comrade Pham Hung and COSVN Headquarters Providing Guidance for Military Struggle Operations in the Cochin China Lowlands, and for Launching a Political and Military Struggle Movement in South Vietnam

    Cable from Le Duc Tho to Pham Hung and COSVN Headquarters providing guidance on local military activities in the Cochin China lowlands and plans for a political and military struggle movement in South Vietnam.

  • November 15, 1973

    Information No. 1138 KGB on Intentions of Arab Terrorists in Turkey

  • November 15, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 061.465, Urgent

    The document describes several gatherings of Korean People's Army corps in Pyongyang where military leaders presented a report underlying the necessity of increasing the level of technical and combat preparedness of the army. The author observes how the rhetoric of driving out "American imperialists" and unifying the peninsula had reappeared in North Korea.

  • November 16, 1973

    Info from Czechoslovak Security Service on Yugoslav Intelligence Activity in Czechoslovakia

  • November 16, 1973

    Speech to the Asian Games Federation Council by Hassan Rassouli, Secretary-General of the Iranian Organizing Committee

    Hassan Rassouli, secretary-general of the Iranian organizing committee and director-general of the governmental Iranian Physical Education Organization, makes a speech in support of the People's Republic of China's application to the Asian Games Federation. Rassouli offered a pan-Asian discourse that members could use to publically legitimize their pro-PRC decision by claiming that they were fighting against Western paternalism in sports affairs.

  • November 19, 1973

    Samesprekings tussen sy edele die minister van verdeding van Portugal en sy edele die minister van verdediging van Suid-Afrika te Lissabon, 29 November 1973

  • November 22, 1973

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Diplomats of the Soviet Bloc discuss relations between the two Koreas, and what would be necessary for reunification. Sino-Korean relations, and Chinese military aid to the DPRK are also discussed.

  • November 24, 1973

    Cable from Ambassador Pauls to the Foreign Office

    A cable from Ambassador Pauls about a meeting between Prime Minister Zhou Enlai and Federal Minister Genscher about Soviet expansionism and Europe’s defensive readiness.

  • November 26, 1973

    Telegram from New York to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 052312

    The document describes a consensus at the UN regarding the Korean issue after an understanding was reached between Kissinger and Zhou Enlai. Thea author observes that some of the US media believes that the US came to a compromise solution with China because Nixon wanted to avoid having more political issues.

  • November 26, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 61.530

    The telegram highlights the new South Korean effort to normalize relations with China and the USSR. Both Soviet and Chinese officials reject the overture from South Korea.

  • November 27, 1973

    Mike Malone to Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Pretoria, 'Angola: The Progress of the War'