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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • 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.

  • August 30, 1974

    United Nations Bureau, Japanese Foreign Ministry, 'Outline of Arguments For and Against Japan’s NPT Ratification

    A table outlining the various arguments for and against Japan's ratification of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • 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

  • September 10, 1974

    Comrade Le Duan’s Comments After Listening to Comrade Vo Quang Ho’s Briefing on the Draft Plan (Notes Taken by Comrade Ho)

    Le Duan's comments on the draft plan presented by Vo Quang Ho, laying out plans to liberate South Vietnam in two years 1975-1976.

  • September 17, 1974

    Telegram from Beirut to the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 015.971, September 17,1974

    Discussing the Romanian - Palestinian relationship and the support Romania gives to Palestine while remaining friendly to Israel.

  • September 20, 1974

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Provides Guidance to Shape the Struggle Movement in South Vietnam’s Cities

    The COSVN seeks to shape protests led by a Catholic priest against corruption in South Vietnam.

  • September 27, 1974

    Domestic Security Service (BVD), Aurora Report

    Intelligence briefing including mention of the Japanese Red Army attack on the French Embassy in the Hague.

  • September 30, 1974

    Memorandum of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Hafez Al Assad

    The two leaders discuss the Middle East, the American involvement, and the shipment of Soviet weaponry to Syria.

  • October 01, 1974

    Continue Supplying Weapons and Ammunition in Accordance with the 1973 Plan and Preparing for the 1974-1975 Plan and for the Supplemental Plan (KH-75B)

    Military report in implementation of the resolution of the first session of the General Technical Department’s Party Committee, carrying out the mission of supplying the South Vietnamese battlefield that was approved during the General Department’s first Political-Military Conference.