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  • April 24, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Joint Communique between DPRK and PRC

    The joint communique issued by the governments of the DPRK and PRC stressed the strengthening alliance between the two countries, the U.S. as the main agressor, the hope for reunification of the Koreas and Chinas, and the condemnation of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

  • May 01, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan on the division in ROK government over providing support to Cambodia as it may affect the balance power in the peninsular and infiltrations along the DMZ.

  • May 08, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan on the NDP's return to the National Assembly yet their limited authority and Park Chung Hee's extension of only non-military assistance to Cambodia.

  • May 18, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Principal Secretary Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan on the meeting between the commission and Park Chung Hee. Park states that he will never resort to the use of arms to reunite Korea and is opposed to the reduction of U.S. force reduction in Korea.

  • May 22, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Kuzbari briefs Narasimhan on recent developments in Korea, including the NDP accusation of government involvement in the collapse of several Seoul apartment buildings and a woman's death; the debate on US troop reductions; diplomatic ties between the ROK and Cambodia; and talks between the UN Command and the DPRK on Armistice violations.

  • May 29, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Park Chung Hee reinforces his opposition to U.S. force reductions and worries about how the reductions will appear to the DPRK.

  • June 13, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Officer-in-Charge Osman to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Chief-in-Charge Osman updates Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan on recent ROK developments: North Koreans attacked a ROK Navy broadcasting vessel due to the belief that the vessel was in North Korean territorial waters; ROK's persistant opposition to U.S. force reductions, especially in light of the recent attack; and a discussion between Cambodian and ROK delegations concerning ROK's non-military assistance to Cambodia.

  • June 20, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Possible U.S. troop reduction in ROK and its implications continues to be discussed.

  • June 27, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Officer-in-Charge Osman to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    In connection with the 20th anniversary of the Korean War, the governments of North Korea and South Korea have made statements on the requirements for unification. Additionally, North Korean agents infiltrated the ROK National Cemetery and attempted a bombing.

  • July 22, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Officer-in-Charge Osman to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    Secretary of State Rogers and Ambassador Porter relay to the ROK government the U.S. decision to reduce troops. In reaction, opposing political parties united to urge President Park to press for the cancellation of the reductions.

  • July 31, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    The Park administration continues to urge that a modernization of ROK defense forces needs to take place before US troop withdrawal. In a crisis of confidence, the ROK government fears US abandonment vis-a-vis North Korea.

  • August 07, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan

    ROK government consents to US troop withdrawals in exchange for a modernization program of ROK forces and a public statement from US about their continued support and protection of the ROK. Additionally, Park Chung Hee visits South Vietnam and confirms the presence of ROK troops until the end of the war.

  • August 21, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Park Chung Hee's August 15 Address

    In a drastic change from previous policy, President Park Chung Hee called for the peaceful reunification of the peninsula. One of the prerequisites would be North Korea's uneqivocal acceptance of the competence and authority of the UN. Some believe that the strength of the ROK economy and SALT program may have prompted Park's change in attitude.

  • August 28, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning US Military Reduction

    Principal Secretary of UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan about the talks between Spiro Agnew and Park Chung Hee. The talks concerned the reduction of US troops and military assistance to the ROK. No final agreement was reached.

  • September 04, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Park Chung Hee's 1971 Policies

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs C.V. Narasimhan on Park Chung Hee's policy blueprints for 1971 and encloses an update on DMZ incidents. Park outlined his economic policies and opposition to U.S. military disengagement.

  • September 08, 1970

    Letter, DPRK Minister of Foreign Affairs Heo Dam, Concerning Transmission of DPRK Memorandum

    C.A. Stavropoulos considers the options available for transmitting the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs' memorandum on "U.S. Imperialists' Aggressive Crimes in Korea."

  • September 11, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK National Assembly Debates

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the ROK National Assembly debates. The debates focused on ROK national security, unification, and US relations.

  • September 16, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning Chile's Participation in UNCURK

    Principal Secretary of UCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs Chef de Cabinet of the UNs C.V. Narasimhan on the new Chilean administration's non-participation position on the Commission's work and their establishment of diplomatic relations with Communist regimes.

  • September 18, 1970

    DPRK Memorandum on 'US Imperialists' Aggressive Crimes in Korea'

    Minster of Foreign Affairs Heo Dam transmits the 1970 June 22 memorandum on the "US Imperialists' Aggressive Crimes in Korea." The memorandum outlines DPRK grievances against the United States and demands the withdrawal of US military assistance from the ROK.

  • September 25, 1970

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Political and Security Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari informs Chef de Cabinet C.V. Narasimhan on President of the NDP's announcement for 1971 presidential candidacy, DMZ infiltration by North Koreans, and ROK anti-aircraft batteries action against an unidentified plane.