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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • July 16, 1973

    Text of Address of July 10, 1973, by Prime Minister Kim Jong-Pil, "Relations between South and North Korea in World Politics"

    Excerpts from the address delivered by ROK Prime Minister Kim Jong-Pil on the 10th of July, 1973.

  • July 16, 1973

    On the Visit of a PRP Party and Parliamentary Delegation to the DPRK

    The East German Embassy in Warsaw reports on the improvement in relations between North Korea and China after the Cultural Revolution.

  • July 18, 1973

    Preparatory Materials for East German Protest Against the Intended Establishment of a Chinese Trade Representation in West Berlin

    These documents are related to East Germany's protest against the intended establishment of a Chinese trade representation in West Berlin. The East German Ministry of Foreign Affairs stresses that West Berlin cannot be regarded as part of West Germany. Therefore, by initiating diplomatic relations with West Berlin without considering the existence of the internationally acknowledged Four Power Agreement on Berlin between the US, Britain, France, and the Soviet Union, China is deliberately acting against the interests of East Germany.

  • July 18, 1973

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

    Tengbergen reports an telephone call by the North Korean Embassy Counsel requesting to meet with him informally, which he declined.

  • July 18, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "Policies on UNCURK?"

    Ozbudun reports to Narasimhan policies on UNCURK.

  • July 18, 1973

    Letter from the Deputy Minister of the GDR Council of Ministers to Comrade Hermann Axen

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the GDR asks the PRC to comply with the status of West Berlin as part of the GDR.

  • July 20, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Message from Warsaw dd 18 July, red'

    Brief note relaying that the July 18 message from Warsaw has been requested for viewing by the chief of the DKP department.

  • July 22, 1973

    President Tito's Response to Kim Il Sung's Message of July 7, 1973

    Tito encourages bilateral relations between Yugoslavia and North Korea, and offers his support for the peaceful unification of the Korean Peninsula.

  • July 23, 1973

    Note On a Conversation with the Acting Hungarian Ambassador to the DPRK, Comrade Dr. Taraba, on 19 July 1973 in the Hungarian Embassy.

    Heo Dam briefs Dr. Taraba on South Korea's intention to apply for UN membership, North Korea's foreign relations with East and West Germany, and Kim Il Sung's new proposals on unification.

  • July 23, 1973

    Report for Minister Winzer's Office: The Course and the Results of the first phase of the European Security Conference, 23 July 1973

    An East German analysis of the first phase of the CSCE conference.

  • July 24, 1973

    Letter from Gen. D. Stoyanov to E. Mielke Regarding Acquired Intelligence Information

  • July 24, 1973

    Memo Report from Tiutiunnik, Chief of the Kiev-Sviatoshinskii District Department of the KGB Administration, to the Acting Director of the KGB Administration, Comrade G.I. Glushakov

    The document reports on the violation of technical regulations process at Chernobyl nuclear power plant construction.

  • July 25, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by the North Korean Ambassador'

    The Hungarian representative has visited the Ministry relaying a request from the North Korean Ambassador in East-Berlin to visit the Netherlands in an unofficial capacity, most likely in relation to the upcoming U.N. debates about Korea. The memorandum asks the East Asia Department for its reply.

  • July 25, 1973

    Letter, Ahmet H. Ozbudun to C.V. Narasimhan, "UNCURK's Meeting with the ROK Foreign Minister"

    Ozbudun reports to Narasimhan on UNCURK's meeting with the ROK Foreign Minister and UNCURK session.

  • July 26, 1973

    Sonnenfeldt to Kissinger, 'Supplementary Checklist for Meeting with French Defense Minister'

    When meeting with the French Defense Minister Kissinger is to stress how much the U.S. has supported France despite negative views on such assistance by European countries and by Congress, and that this president could not be more sympathetic to French needs. The NSSM 175 review of the policy towards France is attached, and it reviews previous aid given to France, complications that arouse due to restrictions on such aid, and what the French are now requesting. It extensively reviews missile assistance, nuclear safety exchanges, and other French aid issues. The second part addresses the issue in light of U.S.-European political relations, and the effect any such aid might have on such relations. It notes that future French aid might be given to hardening technologies, and to aiding in Poseidon information, and to underground nuclear testing, and it weighs the pros and cons in the eyes of the British. It concludes with an overview of how such aid could be in the interest (or not) of the U.S., but several parts of the last part of this document are blacked-out, marked for secrecy.

  • July 26, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    The East Asia Department replies to the previous memorandum stating the request should be refused because: (i) presently there are no official relations; (ii) the coming U.N. debate makes this extra sensitive for South Korea; (iii) Australia, fellow UNCURK member and closest to the Netherlands politically, recently refused a similar request; (iv) little new is to be expected from having a meeting; (v) it would be good to keep the initiative in establishing contacts with the North Koreans.

  • July 26, 1973

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Manufacture of Large and Sophisticated Components of Nuclear Power Plants

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Prime Minister of Atomic Energy, Shrimati Indira Gandhi, on whether or not India is capable of domestic production of large and sophisticated nuclear power plant components. Estimated and actual costs are also discussed.

  • July 27, 1973

    Memorandum of Conversation with Robert Galley, July 27, 1973

    Transcript of a conversation between French Minister of Armed Forces Galley and U.S. officials, including Kissinger and Schlesinger. Galley says that the French are making progress and have benefited from their talks with Foster. Kissinger notes that the U.S. has a “cooperative spirit” with regards to French foreign policy. Galley notes the advances that have been made by the French and asks for aid with modernization of their forces to bring the French to the same level as the U.S., specifically in regards to missile hardening, underground testing, and submarines, among others. Kissinger notes that now that the French have missile technology, it is in the best interest of the U.S. that it be effective and not become irrelevant, but there is strong opposition not only from abroad but at home, as well. Kissinger wants to know how long the French can keep their advances a secret, and Galley notes that many things have already been kept secret and can continue to be kept as such. They end the discussion with talks about meeting again sometime in August.

  • July 31, 1973

    Telegram from New York to Bucharest, SECRET, No. 091.722, Normal

    Romanians note that the Chinese are worried about the possible vacuum left behind on the Korean Peninsula if the US withdraws from South Korea. The telegram notes that the Chinese will not oppose continued US presence in South Korea even after the dissolution of the UN Commission for Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea.

  • August 01, 1973

    Internal Memorandum of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Visit by North Korean Ambassador'

    A Dutch Government memorandum weighs the issues and problems involved in opening up relations with North Korea.