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  • August 03, 1974

    Discussion between Zhou Enlai and Le Thanh Nghi

  • August 12, 1974

    Information No. 1053 KGB, Bulgarian State Security Assistance on an Active Measure toward the United States

  • August 13, 1974

    Memorandum, Information for the President of Brazil, No. 055/74 from the National Security Council

    Outline of the government of Brazil’s decision to acquire all phases of the cycle of production of nuclear fuel through cooperation with a foreign government, in this case the Federal Republic of Germany. Reference is made to the need to develop uranium enrichment technology in accordance with the 1967 nuclear policy, which had not yet been implemented.

  • 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 14, 1974

    Telegram No. 84, Permanent Mission of Hungary to the U.N. in Geneva to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    A telegram from the Hungarian mission to the UN in Geneva stating that the Indian government had provided the Soviets advance notice of their May 1974 nuclear test and that one of the purposes of the test was to reinforce then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's flagging position.

  • 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 21, 1974

    Rajya Sabha extensive debate on India's Peaceful Nuclear Explosion.

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and other members of government on the peaceful nuclear explosion in Pokhran in 1974, how it relates to Indian military strategy, and India's future plans for nuclear proliferation.

  • August 23, 1974

    Special National Intelligence Estimate SNIE 4-1-74, 'Prospects for Further Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons'

    A few months after the Indian test, the intelligence community prepared an overall estimate of the global nuclear proliferation situation. Such an estimate had not been prepared since the 1960s, no doubt because of the White House’s lack of interest. This estimate, SNIE 4-1-74, has been released before but this version includes more information, mainly a section on the Indian nuclear program, which had previously been withheld. While finding it “likely” that India would launch a covert program to produce a few weapons, the analysts were not sure that such a decision had been made and suggested that Moscow or Washington might be able to persuade the Indians from moving in that direction.

  • August 26, 1974

    Memorandum to the Secretary of State from Fred Ikle and Winston Lord, 'U.S. Policy on Nuclear Proliferation'

    While U.S. nonproliferation strategy focused on several problems, such as ratification of the NPT by key countries, interest in a conference of major nuclear suppliers solidified. According to Kissinger’s advisers, “A conference of nuclear industrial states offers an opportunity for realizing a coordinated approach in placing effective controls, including safeguards and security measures, over transfers of commercial nuclear equipment and materials.”

  • September 02, 1974

    MAE Report on Indian Nuclear Explosion

    Report by Italy's delegation to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva on the impact on the NPT of the Indian nuclear explosion, on the problem of the credibility and adaptation of the treaty to the new international situation. Includes suggestions for proposals by the Italian government concerning how to update the 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 08, 1974

    Explanatory Memorandum from the National Security Council to the President of Brazil

    Secretary-General of the National Security Council send the president of Brazil a report on attempts to establishing nuclear cooperation with Argentina in the period 1968-1974. In July 1974, on the occasion of the visit of a delegation from the Superior War College to the Argentine Atucha nuclear plant, its director, engineer Cosentino, proposed a cooperation agreement between the two countries with the objective of defusing concerns of the international community about a possible Brazil-Argentina rivalry. Despite the cautious reception of the Argentine proposal by the National Security Council, which also pointed out its possible advantages, President Geisel, in a manuscript note, said that there were several pending issues to be resolved before the establishment of nuclear cooperation between Brasília and Buenos Aires would become possible.

  • 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 11, 1974

    Letter, Secretary-General of the National Security Council to the President of Brazil, on Nuclear Cooperation with Argentina

    Cover letter from an explanatory memorandum on a possible agreement of mutual cooperation in nuclear energy between Brazil and Argentina. Contains President Geisel's response to the opinion of the National Security Council about nuclear cooperation between Argentina and Brazil. It concludes that the solution of pending issues with Buenos Aires should come before advancing in the nuclear field.