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  • February 27, 1968

    Memorandum on an Information of 24 February and 26 February 1968

    The population in Pyongyang is on high alert following North Korea's seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • March 04, 1968

    GDR Embassy Letter to State Secretary Hegen

    A wide-ranging report written by the East German Ambassador on the USS Pueblo Incident, inter-Korean relations, North Korean military and defense policies, the juche ideology, economic development in the DPRK, and North Korea's foreign relations.

  • December 23, 1968

    Note about a Conversation between Comrade Herrmann and Comrade Putivez, 2nd Secretary of the USSR Embassy, on 9 December 1968 in the USSR Embassy

    Hermann questioned Putiwtz on North Korea's foreign policy, including its relations with other socialist countries, Pakistan, and capitalist coutries while Putiwitz discussed economic cooperation and political relations between the Soviet Union and North Korea.

  • June 02, 1969

    On New Aspects of Negotiations between North Korea and Japan between January and May 1969 on Issues concerning Koreans Living in Japan

    An overview of the development of North Korean negotiations with Japan about repatriation between January and May 1969.

  • June 28, 1971

    Information from BG Embassy in DPRK re: visit of Romanian Delegation in North Korea, 28 June 1971

    North Korean and Romanian representatives discuss bilateral relations and North Korea's foreign policy.

  • May 23, 1972

    North Asia Department No. 720035, 'Summary of (redacted)’s Debrief on North Korea following his Three-week Mission to North Korea from this Past mid-April'

    An unnamed Japanese individual reports on a visit to North Korea, commenting on the country's relations with China, the Soviet Union, Japan, and South Korea, the cult of personality, and the Korea question at the UN, among other issues.

  • March 09, 1973

    Meeting Minutes between Director Kim and Counselor Pierce

    Director Kim and Counselor Pierce discuss about the visit of U.S. officials to Seoul and a clash along the DMZ.

  • December 21, 1974

    The Record of Conversation between Foreign Minister of Mongolian People's Republic and President Kim Il Sung of North Korea at 21 Dec., 1974

    During the Foreign Minister of the Mongolian People's Republic's visit to Pyongyang, Kim Il Sung thanks Mongolia for its support of Korea's unification and welcomes discussion on each country's economic situation. Kim Il Sung also laments North Korea's military burden, expressing distaste for American imperialism.

  • May 01, 1975

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 1 May 1975. Subject: Visit of a Laotian delegation in the DPRK.

    The Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK provides an overview of relations between Pyongyang and Vientiane and summarizes a recent visit of a Lao delegation to North Korea.

  • April 04, 1977

    Telegram 066502 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    In a telegram to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang describes Kim Il Sung's address to Koreans regarding the DPRK's economic and foreign relations accomplishments in 1976 as well as tasks for 1977.

  • October 22, 1977

    Telegram 085374 from the Romanian Embassy in Washington, DC, to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Upon Jimmy Carter's election, the DPRK makes efforts to initiate a dialogue with the US government. Carter responds positively but with the condition of including the ROK representatives.

  • January 18, 1978

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Telegram, 18 January 1978. Subject: Invitation to Zia ul-Haq to visit the DPRK.

    Pakistan denies Kim Il Sung's invitation for Zia ul-Haq to visit Pyongyang and explains that domestic developments will prevent ul-Haq from traveling abroad.

  • January 21, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.521 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang reports on North Korea's requests for equipment and technical assistance from Czechoslovakia.

  • January 28, 1978

    TELEGRAM 066.531 from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    Popa reports on the level of the delegation which the Soviets sent to Pyongyang and how North Korea reacted to the delegation's arrival.

  • May 13, 1978

    TELEGRAM 027.498 from the Romanian Embassy in Cairo to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The DPRK Ambassador to Cairo explains Egypt President Sadat's intentions and expresses dissatisfaction with the development of ROK-Egypt relations.

  • May 17, 1978

    TELEGRAM 084.650 from the Romanian Embassy in Washington to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    David Blakemore mentions delays in the withdrawal of US troops, congressional investigations of illegal ROK activities in the US, and human rights issue in the ROK.

  • June 30, 1978

    TELEGRAM 032.460 from the Romanian Embassy in Damascus to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    The Romanian Embassy in Damascus reports on Pak Seong-cheol's plan to visit Syria.

  • September 21, 1978

    TELEGRAM 085.304 from the Romanian Embassy in Washington to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

    David Blakemore and Petre Anghel discuss US-ROK relations, North Korea's unification policy, and Soviet-ROK contacts.

  • January 28, 1979

    US Secretary of State Memorandum, Prospects for Intra-Korean Dialogue

    Cyrus Vance outlines the prospects for a new round of dialogue between North Korea and South Korea, as well as how the United States and China should encourage such a dialogue.

  • November 16, 1982

    Information About Some Aspects of the Population Policy in the Capital of the DPRK, Pyongyang

    North Korea is reportedly expelling illegal residents from Pyongyang and overall seeks to manage the population of the capital so that it is "politically reliable."