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  • July 25, 1975

    Prime Minister Miki – President Ford Meeting Discussion Outline

    An extensive overview of international issues bearing on the US-Japan relationship, including the situations in the Korean Peninsula, Vietnam, and Indonesia.

  • July 30, 1975

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

    Hungarian report on Sino-Korean relations. China is wary of a second Korean War, whereas Kim Il Sung makes it clear that military force is an option. Military technology and equipment were also made available to Kim Il Sung on his foreign relations tour.

  • August 11, 1975

    Voluntary Liberal Democratic Party MP North Korea Visit

    A report on visits by Japanese parliamentary delegations to North Korea.

  • August 15, 1975

    Telegram from Tokyo to Bucharest, No. 069.711

    Finantu describes Kim Il Sung's message sent to Japanese PM Takeo Miki through MP Tokuma Utsunomiya, which declares Kim Il Sung's determination to unify the peninsula.

  • August 18, 1975

    Voluntary Liberal Democratic Party MP North Korea Visit (Part 2)

    A report on visits by Japanese parliamentary delegations to North Korea.

  • August 26, 1975

    Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Memorandum from the Hungarian Foreign Ministry, regarding the coordination of the socialist states prior to an IAEA meeting. The Soviet Union intends to make the IAEA safeguard system more effective.

  • August 26, 1975

    Memoranda of Conversations between James R. Schlesinger and Park Chung Hee and Suh Jyong-chul

    Several memoranda of conversations between U.S. Secretary of Defense James R. Schlesinger and Park Chung Hee and other leading South Korean officials.

  • September 01, 1975

    Report from the GDR Embassy in the DPRK

    Steinhofer addresses the relationship between the DPRK and the Soviet Union as well as other socialist states.

  • September 11, 1975

    Statement by the Delegation of the Government of the Republic of Korea regarding the Position taken on the Korean Question by the Foreign Ministers' Conference of the Non-Aligned Countries (Lima, August 30, 1975)

    The delegation of the government of the Republic of Korea sends its statement on its position taken on the Korean question by the foreign ministers' conference of the non-aligned countries.

  • September 15, 1975

    Note for Ltg. Brent Scowscroft from John A. Wickham, Jr., “Defense of UNC Controlled Islands"

    John A Wickham, Jr., writes to General Brent Scowscroft about the U.S. defense commitment to the five northwest island groups and U.S.-South Korean defense coordination.

  • October 11, 1975

    Telegram from Washington to Bucharest, No. 075119

    Romanian diplomats report that Washington considers the situation in Korea to be very dangerous, that a withdrawal of U.S. ground forces from Korea could prompt South Korea to develop nuclear weapons, and that the Algerian-sponsored resolution in support of North Korea at the United Nations General Assembly is unacceptable.

  • October 15, 1975

    Minister of Foreign Affairs Miyazawa – Secretary of State Kissinger Meeting Discussion Outline

    Miyazawa's talking points on inter-Korean relations, China's influence over North Korea, and the Korean debate at the United Nations for a meeting with Henry Kissinger.

  • October 23, 1975

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 059.298

    Pope discusses DPRK representatives' attempt to establish contacts with Henry Kissinger via China as Heo Dam is scheduled to meet Henry Kissinger after the latter's visit to Beijing.

  • November 18, 1975

    United Nationals General Assembly Resolution 3390A/3390B, "Question of Korea"

  • December 12, 1975

    GDR Ambassador Pyongyang to Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Berlin

    Excerpt from East German ambassador's message about celebrations in North Korea initiated by Kim Jong Il.

  • December 16, 1975

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, No. 059.349

    Nanu discusses the focus that US and PRC places on the tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The US refuses to withdraw its forces from the peninsula and instead proposes an international reunion to discuss the issue while China supports a direct bilateral meeting between the DPRK and the US.

  • 1976

    Korea: Uneasy Truce in the Land of the Morning Calm (New York: American-Korean Friendship and Information Center, 1976)

    The AFKIC introduces its mission, the history of Korea, and the current situation on the Peninsula.

  • February 16, 1976

    Memorandum, Hungarian Foreign Ministry

    Korean Officials meet with the Hungarian Foreign Ministry. The North Koreans believe Korea can not be reunited peacefully, and that the DPRK is prepared for a nuclear war.

  • February 18, 1976

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

    A member of the Polish Embassy reports information on DPRK military expenditures, manpower, and desire to construct a nuclear reactor.

  • February 28, 1976

    Telegram from Pyongyang to Bucharest, SECRET, Urgent, No. 067.043

    The Embassy of Romania in Pyongyang summarizes North Korea's response to the introduction of F-111 bombers to South Korea based on comments from the Press Department of the DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs.