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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 10, 1975

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, Military cooperation between Uganda and North Korea.

    Taraba reports military relations between North Korea and Uganda as a military delegation inspects military units in the Ugandan Army.

  • July 12, 1975

    Telegram from Yugoslav Ambassador in Mogadishu Hocevar

    Belgrade’s envoy to Mogadishu outlines the potential Somali rationale behind the invitation of Western observers to inspect Soviet facilities in Berbera. International attention surrounded the facilities following rumors and intelligence that the port was actually a military base.

  • July 15, 1975

    Information on Y. Andropov’ Statement to a Bulgarian Delegation Visiting Moscow

  • July 15, 1975

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 059/219

    The North Koreans list the reasons for not accepting the US proposal for the dismantlement of the UN headquarters in South Korea. The source notes that the North Koreans do not want to accept the US presence in Korea nor allow the US to raise the status of South Korea. Nonetheless, the North Koreans look to the recent proposal as a "step back" for the US.

  • July 21, 1975

    Telegram from Berlin to Bucharest, No. 018.998

    Comments regarding the recent US declaration on the use of nuclear arms in case of a conflict on the Korean Peninsula. Most communist countries agree that the two Koreas show little interest in generating armed conflict on the peninsula. The DPRK reiterates its plans for a peaceful unification of Korea.

  • July 24, 1975

    Telegram from Washington to Bucharest, No. 074.783

    Buffum and Bogdan discuss the US concern regarding the upcoming coming UN general assembly meeting, in which the issue of dismantling the UN headquarters in Korea remains on the agenda, as Buffum hopes to accompany the dismantlement with assurances protecting the armistice, but is worried about North Korea's unpredictable behavior.

  • July 25, 1975

    Prime Minister Miki – President Ford Meeting Discussion Outline

    An extensive overview of international issues bearing on the US-Japan relationship, including the situations in the Korean Peninsula, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 30, 1975

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

    Hungarian report on Sino-Korean relations. China is wary of a second Korean War, whereas Kim Il Sung makes it clear that military force is an option. Military technology and equipment were also made available to Kim Il Sung on his foreign relations tour.

  • August 01, 1975

    A Relayed Note from Comrade G. Ragulin

    Outlines the results of a meeting in Ulaanbaatar where specific measures were given to deal with the anti-Sovietism and Maoism in China.

  • August 11, 1975

    Raúl Díaz Argíelles to the Cuban Armed Forces Minister [Raúl Castro]

    Raúl Díaz Argíelles to the Armed Forces minister Raúl Castro on the meeting in Angola with Neto and clarifications of what type of aid to provide to Angola

  • August 11, 1975

    Voluntary Liberal Democratic Party MP North Korea Visit

    A report on visits by Japanese parliamentary delegations to North Korea.

  • August 12, 1975

    Intelligence Note, Polish Embassy in Bucharest, 'Concerning the Course and Results of the Visit of US President G. Ford in Romania'

    Detailed analysis of the visit of President Gerald Ford to Bucharest on August 2-3, 1975. In addition to the formal analysis of the official materials, the authors of the report tried to find other sources of information, which resulted in the statement that "we have information that Ceaușescu was an advocate rapid normalization of US-Cuban relations." Much attention was also devoted to the Romanian leader's attempts of mediation in various places around the world, including the Middle East. The report also contains rumors, which, according to the authors of the report, were "‘leaked’ by American diplomats around here" that Ceaușescu stressed the importance of the future of Yugoslavia after Tito's death, which he expected soon (in fact, he died in 1980, five years after the meeting)

  • August 15, 1975

    Telegram from Tokyo to Bucharest, No. 069.711

    Finantu describes Kim Il Sung's message sent to Japanese PM Takeo Miki through MP Tokuma Utsunomiya, which declares Kim Il Sung's determination to unify the peninsula.

  • August 18, 1975

    Voluntary Liberal Democratic Party MP North Korea Visit (Part 2)

    A report on visits by Japanese parliamentary delegations to North Korea.

  • August 20, 1975

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Guidance on Categorizing Detained Puppet Soldiers and Puppet Officials and Continuing to Hunt Down Reactionaries

    COSVN provides guidance on categorizing and detaining puppet soldiers and officials, after the victory of the resistance war.

  • August 26, 1975

    Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Memorandum from the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, regarding the coordination of the socialist states prior to an IAEA meeting. The Soviet Union intends to make the IAEA safeguard system more effective.

  • September 01, 1975

    Report from the GDR Embassy in the DPRK

    Steinhofer addresses the relationship between the DPRK and the Soviet Union as well as other socialist states.

  • September 03, 1975

    Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Vienna to Deputy Minister V. Gliga

    Regarding the countries on the board of governors of the IAEA.

  • September 06, 1975

    Note regarding the Meeting between Ilie Verdeț and Ji Denggui

    Ji Denggui and Ilie Verdeț discuss bilateral relations between China and Romania, nuclear proliferation and diarmament, Soviet-American relations, Comecon, European security, US policy toward Taiwan, Japan-Soviet relations, and economic development in China and Romania, among other topics.

  • September 10, 1975

    Letter to the GDR Council of Ministers, 'Information about Recent Issues of PRC Domestic and Foreign Policy – Directives for the Code of Conduct of GDR Representatives towards the Representatives of the PR China'

    In the midst of China's apparent "struggle against Maoism," East German diplomats review Chinese foreign and domestic policies and the state of bilateral relations.