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  • July 28, 1967

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.247, July 28, 1967

    Romanian and Vietnamese diplomats discuss the purges in the Korean Workers' Party and North Korea's reunification policy.

  • August 04, 1967

    Information about the Central Committee Plenum of the Korean Workers Party between 28 June and 3 July 1967

    Report about the plenum of the North Korean Labor Party on 3 July 1967 concerning North Korean economic and defense affairs, and the 1967 Gapsan Faction purge. North Korean reunification efforts are also discussed.

  • August 07, 1967

    Information on a Meeting between Piro Bita and the DPRK Ambassador

    Korean Ambassador to Albania informs Piro Bita of the charged situation in Korea, he addresses the issue of reunification and explains North Korea’s military and economic policy.

  • August 18, 1967

    Information about Some New Aspects on Korean Workers' Party Positions concerning Issues of Domestic and Foreign Policy

    The Acting East German Ambassador to North Korea discusses Kim Il Sung's leadership and cult of personality, Korean reunification, and North Korea's foreign relations with China and Japan.

  • November 17, 1967

    Letter, Pak Seong-cheol to Mr. Corneliu Manescu containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea"

    Pak Seong-cheol sends a letter containing "Statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the DPRK" which denounces United States' enforcement of a General Assembly resolution on the Korean Question.

  • February 04, 1968

    "Information about the Situation in Korea"

    A wide ranging Czeck government report on the causes, consequences, and potential resolutions to the USS Pueblo Incident.

  • February 05, 1968

    Information on the Situation in Korea

    The Central Committee of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia analyzes the underlying context behind and causes of the Pueblo Incident and other dangerous military engagements on the Korean Peninsula.

  • February 19, 1968

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, TOP SECRET, No. 76.047, Regular

    The Embassy of Romania in the DPRK conveys the views of Le Thet Hung following the seizure of the USS Pueblo.

  • April 23, 1968

    Memorandum On the Visit of the Party and Government Delegation of the GDR, led by Comrade Prof. Dr. Kurt Hager, with the General Secretary of the KWP and Prime Minister of the DPRK, Comrade Kim Il Sung, on 16 April 1968, 5:00p.m. until 6:50 p.m.

    In a meeting with Dr. Kurt Hager, Kim Il Sung fully says he fully supports East Germany GDR and describes North Korea's relations with other Communist countries.

  • June 03, 1968

    Report, Embassy of Hungary in North Korea to the Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Report from meeting of Hungarian and Romanian ambassadors with head of National Liberation Front of South Vietnam. The NLF comments on the balance of power on the peninsula, and the modernization of the DPRK armed forces.

  • June 04, 1968

    Military-Political Situation in the DPRK

    Despite tensions on the Korean Peninsula, the DPRK is calming down. Czechoslovak diplomats speculate what underlies the changes in DPRK tactics.

  • June 18, 1968

    Note on a Conversation with the Director of the 1st Department of the Foreign Ministry of the DPRK, Comrade Ri In-gyu, on 15 June 1968, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

    Ri In-gyu criticizes United States policy towards the two Koreas and the actions of the U.S. government in Asia.

  • November 25, 1968

    Letter, Korean Affairs Institute President Yongjeung Kim to UN Secretary-General U Thant, Concerning Resolution to Korean Question

    Founder and President of the Korean Affairs Institute Yongjeung Kim encloses his letter to President of the General Assembly of the UN Dr. Emilio Arenales in his letter to U Thant. In the enclosed letter Yongjeung Kim outlines a resolution to the Korean question and asks Dr. Arenales to circulate the resolution throughout the General Assembly before their annual debate on the Korean problem.

  • March 28, 1969

    Far East Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 'The Domestic Situation and the Foreign Policy of the Korean People's Democratic Republic'

    The document discusses the DPRK's difficult economic situation and several changes in the political system, such as a new ideology "Juche" and shifts in the high command in parties. It also examines international politics of DPRK with China, Japan, and the Soviet Union.

  • June 10, 1969

    Note on a Conversation between USSR Ambassador Comrade Sudarikov and Ambassador Henke on 2 June 1969 in the GDR Embassy

    A note on a conversation about the Soviet President Podgorny's visit to North Korea and Soviet Union-North Korea relations. It includes the Korean Worker's Party's decision not to send a delegation to the world conference of the communist and workers’ parties in Moscow.

  • August 04, 1969

    Minister-Counsellor of the Soviet Embassy in North Korea, 'Information About a Trip to Panmunjom'

    Shubnikov discusses the situation in Panmunjom, stating that troop movements are calmer than during the previous year. He assumes that both Koreas do not want to be accused of aggressive behavior prior to the UN discussion of the Korean issue.

  • August 28, 1969

    Record of Conversation between N. M. Shubnikov and Janos Lewandowski, the Director of the 2nd Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland

    After discussing economic relations between the DPRK and Poland, Lewandowski states that DPRK’s absence in the International Meeting of Communist and Workers’ parties cannot be justified. He denounces Juche ideology as a purely nationalist policy which has nothing to do with the ideas of internationalism.

  • September, 1969

    Eldridge Cleaver Notebooks, September 1969

    Eldridge Cleaver's handwritten notes from his travels to North Korea in September 1969 for the "International Conference on Tasks of Journalists of the Whole World in their Fight against U.S. Imperialist Aggression."

  • September 06, 1969

    UNCURK Report Covering 20 April 1969 to 6 September 1969, UNCURK to the General Assembly

    Principle Secretary of UN Commission for the Unification and Rehabilitation of Korea Zouheir Kuzbari and others in the Commission submit an UNCURK report coverning 20 April 1969 to 6 September 1969 to the General Assembly. The report outlines the objectives of the United Nations in Korea, the question of unification, security problems in the region, and political and economic developments.

  • October 07, 1969

    UN Press Release, 'UNCURK Releases Report to General Assembly'

    The UN Press Services released a summary of the UNCURK report. The Commission's report concerned the ROK's willingness for unification, UNCURK's inability to make progress on unification due to DPRK lack of adherence to the authority of the United Nations, security situation, and economic development.