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Digital Archive International History Declassified


  • March 07, 1983

    The Secret Armenian Army

    Information on two members of the leadership of a secret Armenian Army.

  • February 09, 1983

    Hungarian Embassy in Indonesia, Ciphered Telegram, 9 February 1983. Subject: The visit of a DPRK deputy foreign minister in Indonesia.

    Inter-Korean relations is the topic of discussion in this ciphered telegram. North Korea is expecting Indonesian support in the Non-Aligned movement on the reunification issue. However, Indonesia maintained this was a domestic dispute and it had no place to oversee negotiations.

  • February 09, 1983

    From the Introductory Remarks by the Chairman of the North-South Commission, Brandt, at the Presentation of the Report 'Aid in the World Crisis' Before the Federal Press Association in Bonn

    This speech is Brandt's commentary on the report "Aid in the World Crisis". Brandt states the importance of communication between nations which are playing important roles at upcoming international conference; and the agenda should include ways to provide Financial stability through increasing IMF's capital.

  • February 09, 1983

    Ministry of State Security (Stasi), 'Note About the Talks of Comrade Minister [Mielke] with the Chairman of the KGB, Comrade Chebrikov, in Moscow'

    This note on the talks between Minister Wolf and KGB Chairman Chebrikov contains heartfelt congratulations on cooperation thus far, but it also highlights problems with the situation and the importance of utilizing the potential of all fraternal organs to detect and prevent hostile plans and measures.

  • February 11, 1983

    Letter, Kyung-Won Kim to H.E. Ambassador O.A. Troyanovsky

    Ambassador Kim denounces North Korea for distorting the ROK-US defensive military exercise and contributing to the tension in Korean peninsula.

  • February 13, 1983

    Note on Conversation between East German Ambassador Kurt Krueger and People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan (PDPA) Politburo Member Anahita Ratebzad

    Ratebzad warns Krueger to be cautious of abductions and attacks by Afghan counterrevolutionaries.

  • February 15, 1983

    Letter from Lawrence S. Eagleburger to R. F. Botha

    Letter from the US State Department to R. F. "Pik" Botha, thanking him for his interests in the US evaluation of Soviet intentions in the area. Notes the need for cooperation between the two countries in the future to ensure the best possible handling of Soviet issues.

  • February 15, 1983

    Report by Permanent Representative to NATO Tornetta to Minster of Foreign Affairs Colombo, 'Perspectives about Atlantic defense for the 1980s'

    Italy's pemanent representative to NATO, Vincenzo Tornetta, reports to foreign minister Colombo about the prospects of NATO's 1980s defence strategy. He offers an overview of the developments of the Alliance, and discusses topical questions including euromissiles and anti-war movements in Europe, and calls for increased openness and willingness to negotiate with the East.

  • February 15, 1983

    Letter from Lawrence S. Eagleburger to R. F. Botha, Enclosing 'Soviets in Southern Africa'

    Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Lawrence Eagleburger forwards to "Pik" Botha a US assessment of Soviet strategy and actions in Southern Africa. The assessment notes that by decreasing the security concerns of Angola and Mozambique, they would decrease their dependence on the Soviet Union, and that, because of this, overt military intervention should be avoided.

  • February 18, 1983

    Letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens

    South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan writes to Moshe Arens to congratulate him on his appointment as Israeli Minister of Defense.

  • February 21, 1983

    Information about Anti-Communist Activities in Iran

    Report and analysis of arrests of Tudeh (People's Party of Iran) leaders and other forms of repression against the Tudeh Party.

  • February 24, 1983

    Minutes of Conversation between Todor Zhivkov and Nicolae Ceausescu on Multilateral Cooperation on the Balkans, Perla Residence [Bulgaria]

  • March 02, 1983

    Letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to former Israeli Defence Minister Ariel Sharon

    South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan writes to Ariel Sharon to express his regret that he had resigned from his post as Israeli Minister of Defense.

  • March 02, 1983

    Hungarian Embassy in Mongolia, Report, 2 March 1983. Subject: Vietnamese views about North Korean policies.

    The report concerns Vietnamese relations with North Korea. Vietnam views the policies of the ruling North Korean party to be counter to the ideals of Marxism, and has provided for strained relations. Vietnam also believes North Korea to be conspiring with China against Vietnam. The question of the Non-Aligned Movement's objectives was also a topic for discussion.

  • March 02, 1983

    Hungarian Foreign Ministry memorandum of conversation with the Iraqi Ambassador in Budapest in 1983

    This memorandum of the conversation between Ismail Hammoudi Hussein, the Ambassador of the Iraqi Republic in Budapest, and Károly Szigeti and Comrade Puja, describes Hussein’s suggestions that Hungary should help peace efforts between Iran and Iraq and that the USSR should increase its influence in the region.

  • March 05, 1983

    Hungarian Embassy in the DPRK, Report, 5 March 1983. Subject: The DPRK’s activities before the 7th summit of the Non-Aligned Movement.

    Sándor Etre summarizes North Korea's diplomatic activity in the lead up to the 7th Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in New Delhi.

  • March 07, 1983

    Memorandum, Hungarian Academy of Sciences to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    The DPRK asks Hungary to train Korean experts on the operation and management of a nuclear power plant.

  • March 10, 1983

    CPSU CC transcript of Politburo meeting (excerpt)

    CPSU CC Politburo transcript discussing continuing progress towards stabilization in Afghanistan but also continuing difficulties in the situation.

  • March 11, 1983

    Letter from Gen. D. Stoyanov to Gen. C. Kiszczak on Intelligence Materials on RFE and a Solidarity Group in Paris

  • March 11, 1983

    Letter from Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens to South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan

    Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens writes a short note to South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan thanking him for his letter of congratulations.