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  • June 26, 1974

    Accounts of the Embassy in Tunisia

  • July 03, 1974

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Washington, D.C., to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 078251, July 3, 1974, Secret

    The State Department tells the Romanians about their thoughts on the situation with Palestine.

  • July 09, 1974

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Tel Aviv, to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 070.814, July 9, 1974, Secret

    Romanian telegram about the relationship and ideas of the USSR and the United States toward the Palestinian question and relations with Israel.

  • July 18, 1974

    The Foreign Policy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and its Position towards the Main International Matters

    The North Korea outline the direction of its foreign policy. Mainly, Pyongyang seeks to expand the number of countries that it maintains diplomatic relations with and ascend to international organizations. The DPRK hopes to replaces the 1953 armistice with a peace treaty that will facilitate the eventual unification of the Korean peninsula. The document also notes North Korea's tumultuous relationships with the communist powers. The source observes that while there have been reservations in the relationship with the USSR, ties with the PRC have continued to grow.

  • July 23, 1974

    Bulgarian Military Intelligence Report on Greco-Turkish Battles in Cyprus

    Report on the hostilities between the two countries during the 1974 Cypress Crisis.

  • July 27, 1974

    Telegram from Archbishop Makarios to Todor Zhivkov

    Writing from New York, Makarios seeks Bulgarian support after the Turkish invasion of Cyprus on 20 July 1974.

  • July 28, 1974

    COSVN Plenum Number 13 (Expanded) to Review the Situation and to Establish the Revolution’s Guidelines, Directions, Missions, and Requirements for Late 1974 and 1975

    After the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the withdrawal of U.S. troops, COSVN holds a full Party conference to agree on its assessment of the situation and to set out directions and missions for late 1974 and 1975

  • July 30, 1974

    Telegram from the South Korean Ambassador to the United States Regarding the Second US Congressional Hearing on Korean

    The South Korean Ambassador to the United States of America reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding the possible suspension of U.S. military provisions to South Korea. He attaches memo that discusses the mediating role of Thomas J. Coolidge, Jr. in American public sentiment and the South Korean government interests.

  • August, 1974

    Direktoraat Militêre Inligting, 'Die Terrorisbedreiging teen die RSA en SWA: Huidige Stand en Verwagte Uitbreiding' (Excerpts)

  • August, 1974

    Notes on Yasser Arafat's Vist to Moscow in July [1974]

    Notes on meetings that took place from July 30th to August 3rd 1974 between PLO President Yasser Arafat and unnamed Soviet officials. Topics discussed included improving likelihood that the issue of Palestinian independence would be resolved, Arafat's approval of Soviet support for Palestine, the Soviets' expression, at length, that they do not support the destruction of Israel, and continuing cooperation between the Soviets and the PLO.

  • August 12, 1974

    Information No. 1053 KGB, Bulgarian State Security Assistance on an Active Measure toward the United States

  • August 13, 1974

    Politburo Resolution No. 236-NQ/TW

    The Politburo issues a resolution addressing Nixon's resignation of the U.S. Presidency and laying out a number of urgent Party tasks.

  • August 17, 1974

    Telegram No. ROM/101/1/73 Indian Ambassador to Italy to Ministry of External Affairs

    In a telegram to India’s Secretary (E) V.C. Trivedi, Apa B. Pant, India’s Ambassador to Italy, describes the Italian reaction to US President Richard Nixon’s resignation amidst the Watergate scandal. Pant relates that most Italians are in utter disbelief over Nixon’s resignation. He also finds that intellectual circles in Italy believe the scandal to be indicative of a flawed US political system, while political circles in Italy seemingly view the episode as a welcome development for the welfare of Europe.

  • August 18, 1974

    Cable from the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to the Politburo Reporting on the Results of COSVN’s 13th Party Plenum

    Cable from the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to the Politburo reporting on the results of COSVN’s 13th Party Plenum, including all aspects of the situation since the dissemination of COSVN Resolution 12 and on the implementation of the Central Committee’s Resolution 21.

  • August 19, 1974

    Intelligence Information No 100 from Gen. V. Zikulov to T.Zhivkov on the Cyprus Crisis

  • August 19, 1974

    Notes on a Conversation with Vortragendem Legationsrat 1st Class Dr. Blech, 19 August 1974

    A summary of a conversation in which Dr. Klaus Blech speaks of changes to frontiers, confidence-building measures, and the possible limits and results of CSCE treaties.

  • August 19, 1974

    The Official Visit Paid by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Socialist Republic of Romania to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea

    The document describes a cordial bilateral relationship between the DPRK and Romania. Pyongyang expresses its desire to continue consulting with Bucharest regarding the issue of dismantling UN bodies in South Korea. In addition, North Korea notes the imperative of establishing direct contact with the United States and plans on using Washington's positive or negative response to its advantage.

  • September 07, 1974

    Telegram from the South Korean Ambassador to the United States Regarding US Travel Restrictions to North Korea

    The South Korean Ambassador to the United States of America reports to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on South Korean efforts to request that the US continues its travel restrictions to North Korea. Although a US Department of State representative explains the possibility of lifting such measures for North Korea along with those of Cuba and Vietnam, South Korea remains adamant in insisting the extension of travel restrictions.

  • September 09, 1974

    Information about a Visit by Comrades Gericke and Stritzke to the DPRK

    Comrades Gericke and Stritzke report on the DPRK’s plans to achieve a socialist society through a technological revolution, a cultural revolution and an ideological revolution.

  • September 10, 1974

    Letter, B.G. Fourie to General H.J. van den Bergh