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  • July 21, 1988

    Ciphered Telegram No. 181, Embassy of Hungary in India to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Short report on a visit to Moscow by Indian President Venkataraman. He asked for more military support from the Soviet Union to counterbalance Pakistan's nuclear weapons program. There were disagreements about the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

  • July 22, 1988

    Cables Exchanged between Havana and the Cuban Delegation in Cape Verde, 'Reunión de Expertos Militares, Cabo Verde, Julio 22 y 23/1988: cifrados recibidos y enviados'

    Cables exchanged between Havana and the Cuban delegation at the meeting on 22 and 23 July in Cape Verde between South African, Angolan and Cuban officers, and US Department of Defense officials about the withdrawal of the South African troops from Angola.

  • July 23, 1988

    Stenographic transcript of the meeting of the Executive Political Committee of the Central Committee of the Romanian Communist Party

  • July 24, 1988

    Note from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Roh Tae-Woo, President of the Republic of Korea on the 1988 Seoul Olympics

    Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to the President of the ROK, Roh Tae-Woo, thanking President Roh for his efforts to host a successful Olympic Games in Seoul.

  • July 26, 1988

    Letter from the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the North Korean Supreme People’s Assembly to the National Assembly, Republic of Korea

    Letter from Hyong-Sup Yang, Chairman of the DPRK's Supreme People's Assembly Standing Committee, to Jae Sun Kim, Speaker of the ROK's National Assembly, on the 1988 Olympic Games and inter-Korean reconciliation.

  • July 27, 1988

    Memorandum by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'Workshop of the HLTF on the conventional stability in Europe (Casale di Villa Madama, 25th-26th July 1988)'

    Summary of the informal session of the High-Level Task Force seminar on Conventional Arms Control.

  • July 27, 1988

    Information Note to International Olympic Committee (IOC) from the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations Geneva regarding the North-South Parliamentary Meeting on the 1988 Seoul Olympics

    Letter from Ryang Lee on a joint parliamentary meeting of South and North Korea during the 1988 Olympic Games.

  • July 28, 1988

    Note from the President of International Olympic Committee to US Senator Ted Stevens on the joint statement by Reagan and Gorbachev on the safety of the 1988 Seoul Olympics

    Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to U.S. Senator Ted Stevens acknowledging receipt of Senator Stevens' July 5, 1988, letter.

  • August, 1988

    Report from General Valentin Varennikov to Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov (Excerpt)

    Varennikov reports on Afghan opposition leader Ahmad Shah Masoud, who is seen as the most significant threat to the Soviet-backed regime.

  • August, 1988

    Committee for State Security (KGB), 'About Results of Intelligence Activities to Note Indicators for a Surprise Nuclear Missile Attack'

    This report from the KGB contains results from intelligence activities conducted in August 1988 aimed at exposing indicators of a surprise nuclear missile attack on the USSR.

  • August, 1988

    Report from General Valentin Varennikov to Soviet Defense Minister Dmitri T. Yazov (Excerpt)

    Varennikov reports on problems with the Afghan forces, including excessive demands for additional weapons and equipment and the unreliability of Afghan troops.

  • August 03, 1988

    Memorandum Regrading Bulgarian Support to the Republic of Afghanistan

    The Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party widens economic and social support for the Republic of Afghanistan after singing the Geneva Agreements.

  • August 06, 1988

    Letter from Un Yong Kim, President of General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) to the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC)

    Letter from IOC Member, Dr. Un Yong Kim, to IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, on airspace and flight plans for the 1988 Olympic Games.

  • August 10, 1988

    A Programme for Promoting Nuclear Non-Proliferation: An International Project to Strengthen the Barriers against Nuclear Proliferation

    Full draft summary of proposal for the Program for Promoting Nuclear Nonproliferation.

  • August 10, 1988

    Ichiro Suetsugu, Secretary General, Council on National Security Problems, 'Results of Nakasone-Gorbachev Meeting and Future Issues: Putting the Northern Territories Issue at the Center'

    On 22 July 1988, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone met Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow as part of a Japanese campaign to recover four islands lost to the Soviet Union at the end of the Second World War. In the aftermath of the visit, Ichiro Suetsugu, secretary-general of the Council on National Security Problems, wrote a report appraising the former Japanese leader’s performance on his Soviet visit and assessing future issues in the campaign.

  • August 11, 1988

    Note from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to Richard W. Pound, IOC Member, regarding Issue of Co-hosting the 1988 Olympics by the Two Koreas

    Letter from IOC President, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to Mr. Richard W. Pound, containing an IOC proposal on the 1988 Olympic Games and correspondence between the DPRK Supreme People's Assembly and the ROK National Assembly.

  • August 12, 1988

    Decision A, No. 130 of Politburo of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party

    After signing the Geneva agreements Politburo of the Central Committee of the Bulgarian Communist Party thought it necessary to widen the political, economic and moral support to the Republic of Afghanistan.

  • August 16, 1988

    Letter from the President of the DPRK’s National Olympic Committee to the President of International Olympic Committee on the Issue of Co-hosting the 1988 Olympics

    Letter from the President of the DPRK NOC, Kim Yu Sun, to the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, on the IOC proposal for the 1988 Olympic Games dated August 11, 1988.

  • August 24, 1988

    Letter from the President of International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the President of the USSR Olympic Committee

    Letter from the President of the IOC, Juan Antonio Samaranch, to the President of the Soviet NOC, Marat Gramov, on airspace for the 1988 Olympic Games.

  • September 01, 1988

    Report, South African Department of Foreign Affairs, 'A Balanced Approach to the NPT: Armscor/AEC Concerns Viewed from a DFA Standpoint'

    Analysis of South Africa's stance on the NPT, particularly in light of ARMSCOR and AEC concerns. Calls for a “strategy of uncertainty” to obfuscate South Africa’s perceived nuclear weapons capability.