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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • November 01, 1965

    Thomas L. Hughes, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, to the Secretary, 'Dobrynin’s October 29 Oral Statement on Nonproliferation'

    In this report, the INR commented on Soviet policy language regarding nuclear proliferation. They called Soviet Ambassador Anatoly Dobrynin's criticism of MLF proposals "absurd," telling Secretary Rusk that “in no way can we be blamed for taking steps which even with a most fault-finding approach would look like disseminating nuclear weapons."

  • November 01, 1965

    Letter from DRV Minister of Public Security Tran Quoc Hoan to GDR Minister of State Security Erich Mielke

    Tran Quoc Hoan writes requesting further technical assistance and training from the Stasi.

  • November 02, 1965

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

    The Chinese Embassy in North Korea reports on the transportation of North Korea's material aid to Vietnam through China.

  • November 04, 1965

    Cable from Fernández Padilla to Che Guevara

    Cable from Fernández Padilla, head of the Cuban intelligence station in Dar-es-Salaam, to Che Guevara, who was in the Congo, regarding the contents of a letter from Castro to Che.

  • November 05, 1965

    Department of State, Memorandum, 'Current United States Policy Toward Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia'

    Explanation of US policy of non-recognition of Soviet control of the Baltic states.

  • November 06, 1965

    Cable from the Foreign Ministry to the Chinese Embassy in North Korea, 'Notify Korea on the Border Crossing Issue of Supplies for Aiding Vietnam'

    The Chinese Foreign Ministry passes along information about how North Korea can transport its aid to Vietnam.

  • November 10, 1965

    Cable 157 from the US Embassy in Gabon to the Department of State

    During a visit to the Nounona uranium mines, Ambassador Bane learned that all processed ore went to France for metal extraction by the Atomic Energy Agency.

  • November 10, 1965

    Memorandum of the First Conversation between Premier Zhou Enlai and Vice Premier Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai and Ri Ju-yeon have an extensive discussion on the situation in Asia and Africa.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of the Third Conversation between Zhou Enlai and North Korean Vice Prime Minister Ri Ju-yeon

    Zhou Enlai, Ri Ju-yeon, and Pak Seong-cheol discuss Japanese militarism, U.S. imperialism, the issue of Korean citizenship for Koreans in Japan, the Chinese 5-year plan, and military preparations.

  • November 11, 1965

    Record of Second Conversation of Premier Zhou Enlai and Vice Premier Chen Yi with Foreign Minister Pak Seong-cheol

    Chen Yi, Zhou Enlai, Pak Seong-cheol, and Ri Ju-yeon have a detailed conversation about the situations in Indonesia, Algeria, Uganda, Mali, Guinea, and members of the Third World.

  • November 15, 1965

    Letter from Angel Solakov to V.Semichastni on Acquired Materials from the Italian Embassy in Sofia

    State Security Committee Chief, Solakov, forwards to Moscow materials acquired by Bulgarian secret agents from the Italian embassy building. Among the documents are code books and classified correspondence with Rome.

  • November 17, 1965

    A Proposal from Bulgarian State Security Chairman A. Solakov to the Secretariat on Recruitment of Foreign Students in Bulgaria

    The State Security Committee chair, Angel Solakov, seeks authorization from the BCP CC Secretariat to recruit foreign nationals, residing in Bulgaria as university students and military academy cadets.

  • November 17, 1965

    Kim Il Sung, 'On the Problems of Foreign Trade and Foreign Currency'

  • November 22, 1965

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry memorandum on Algeria’s political background after the coup in 1965 (excerpts)

    This memorandum describes the political aftermath of the Algerian Coup of 1965. It concludes that the leader of the coup, Boumediene, seeks to continue the goals of the revolution, however he is beginning to lean to the right of the political spectrum.