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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • March 09, 1973

    Meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee to Discuss Policy Guidelines and Struggle Goals of the South Vietnamese Revolution following the Implementation of the Paris Agreement

    Summary from a meeting of the COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee held on March 9 and 10, 1973, to discuss the situation in South Vietnam and lay out goals and strategies for the revolution following the implementation of the Paris Agreement.

  • March 13, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Contacts with North Korea'

    A memorandum from the Dutch Government which argues the benefits of opening informal contacts with North Korea.

  • March 14, 1973

    Cable from Dutch Embassy in Brussels to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea'

    Schmelzer states he would like to be informed of the Belgian government's reaction to the report of the Belgian Embassy Counsel in Warsaw's report on his informal meeting with the North Korean Counsel.

  • March 15, 1973

    Cable from Dutch Embassy in Brussels to Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'North Korea'

    Van Schelle reports that pending the outcome of an investigation the Belgian government has told its Embassy in Warsaw to avoid further contacts with the North Koreans. Furthermore the Belgian Embassy in Bern will look into a presumable visit to Switzerland by a highly placed North Korean and possible motivation of the Swiss to establish a North Korean trade office. The Belgians have reiterated their restrictive standpoint and have no current intention to recognize North Korea

  • March 15, 1973

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on the Exclusion of Eastern India From the Nuclear Program

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of Atomic Affairs, Shrimati Indira Gandhi, on excluding the Eastern region of India from the nuclear program due to economic reasons.

  • March 15, 1973

    Record of Conversation between the Foreign Minister of North Korea and the First Secretary of the Mongolian People’s Republic

    The Foreign Minister of North Korea conveys Kim Il Sung's message to the Mongolian government and continues to explain North Korea's perspective of the Park Chung Hee regime in South Korea. Seeking Mongolian support for the DPRK's unification perspective, he adamantly opposes Mongolian endorsement of the ascension of two Koreas to the United Nations.

  • March 16, 1973

    Letter from Gen. A.Tzanev to E. Mielke with Acquired Intelligence Information

  • March 16, 1973

    ROK Foreign Ministry, "An Incident of Armed Agents Infiltration"

    A confidential note by the Secretariat on an incident of armes agents infiltration on March 4, 1973 and a shooting incident along the Military Demarcation Line on March 7, 1973.

  • March 17, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 061084

    Lazar discusses the stalling inter-Korean negotiations and blames the overly cautious attitude of the South and the ‘all or nothing’ strategy of the North. He also notes that the North Koreans are buying time until the US disengages from the peninsula to ensure a position of superiority.

  • March 20, 1973

    Tenth Meeting between Delegates of North Korea and South Korea

    The DPRK delegation informs the ROK delegation that North Korea agrees with holding inter-Korean discussions among high-level officials.

  • March 21, 1973

    Telegram from Bucharest to Pyongyang, SECRET, No. 02/01810

    Romanian officials describe disagreements between the South and North Korean delegations during the second session of the South-North Coordination Committee (SNCC).

  • March 21, 1973

    East German Ambassador in Mogadishu Herklotz, 'Note About a Conversation with the USSR Ambassador to the SDR [Somali Democratic Republic], Comrade A. Pasiutin, on March 15, 1973'

    The two ambassadors discuss relations between East and West Germany, as well as Somalia President Siad Barre's trip to visit Arab states.

  • March 21, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "Briefing by the ROK Foreign Minister"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a letter containing a briefing by the ROK Foreign Minister on the issue of security incidents, the German example and Korea, South-North dialogue, and policy of the ROK at the United Nations. Second session of the North-South co-ordination committee and commander of the Capital Garrison command being arrested for a coup d'etat attempt are also mentioned.

  • March 22, 1973

    Eleventh Meeting Between Delegates from North Korea and South Korea

    The North and South Korean delegations discuss the details of the next inter-Korean meeting between high-level officials.

  • March 22, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang, No.061.087, Urgent, SECRET

    Popa reports on North Korean actions at the second North-South Coordination Committee to eliminate military confrontation and test Seoul's loyalty towards the cause of unification.

  • March 27, 1973

    COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee Lays Out Immediate Missions and A Number of Urgent Tasks After Two Months of Implementing the Paris Agreement

    Two months after the Paris Agreement and ceasefire, COSVN Party Current Affairs Committee issues a directive to address the precarious situation among all sides and lay out guidelines on urgent tasks to be carried out.

  • March 28, 1973

    Note On a Conversation with Comrade Kurbatov, 1st Secretary of the USSR Embassy, on 26 March 1973 in the USSR Embassy

    A note on PRC-DPRK relations, especially regarding the issues of Korean unification, China-North Korea border issues, and the withdrawal of U.S. troops.

  • March 28, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "Growing Ties with Pyongyang"

    Ozbudun sends Narasimhan a report on growing ties with Pyongyang, UNCURK session, document concerning last week's confidential letter, and North-South dialogue.

  • March 30, 1973

    KGB Information No. 210 on Kim Philbey (aka Tom) Visit to Bulgaria

  • March 31, 1973

    Telegram from Pyongyang, No.061.087, Urgent, SECRET

    Popa discusses active North Korean attempts to eliminate military confrontation in the North-South Coordination Committee and points to South Korean engagement in duplicitous actions by both suing for peace and preparing for war.