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  • October 02, 1969

    Statement of ROK Government Concerning the Korean Question by Foreign Minister Choi Kyu Hah

    On behalf of the government of the Republic of Korea, Minister of Foreign Affairs Choi Kyu Hah reaffirms the ROK's adherence to the purposes and principles of the UN, acceptance of UN authority on the Korean Question, and concern for North Korea's defiance of UN purposes, principles, and authority to the General Assembly of the UN.

  • 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.

  • October 13, 1969

    Aide-Memoire: Meeting with Hamdi O. Mouknass

    Hamdi Ould Mouknass praises Zhou Enlai as "a great statesman" and suggests that the People's Republic of China ought to gain entry into the United Nations.

  • October 21, 1969

    Memorandum from Theodore L. Eliot Jr. to Henry A. Kissinger, 'British Position on Nuclear Cooperation with France'

    The British have not made any military or nuclear alliance with France, and they will disclose any such approaches from France to the United States. The U.S. is willing to say in response that they have not been approached by the French and would be willing to disclose any such approach in the future, but the U.S. is not willing say that their position is exactly the same as the British one because they "are not sure of the detailed implications of the broad phraseology of [the British’s] statement" and do not want to be bound to any extreme commitments.

  • October 23, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Domestic and Peninsular Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the passage of the 1969 October 17 National Referendum on the Constitutional Amendment Bill and United Nations Command reaction to the North Korean ambush in the U.S. sector of the DMZ.

  • November 05, 1969

    Memorandum of Conversation between Secretary of State William P. Rogers and Ambassador Helmut Roth, 'US-FRG Consultations on NPT,' with memorandum attached

    During these consultations on the NPT, the chief West German official, Helmut Roth, Chief of the Foreign Office’s Disarmament Section, reviewed the progress of the talks with Secretary of State Rogers. Roth emphasized the importance of the “reaffirmation” of US security commitments “at a time when [the Federal Republic] was signing a renunciation of nuclear weapons for its own defense.”

  • November 06, 1969

    Request to Include Item in Twenty-Fourth Session of UN General Assembly Agenda, 'Need to Put an End to the Discussion in the United Nations on the Unification of Korea'

    Eighteen member states request the inclusion of an additional item entitled "Need to Put an End to the Discussion in the United Nations on the Unification of Korea" in the agenda of the twenty-fourth session of the United Nations General Assembly. The item calls for the stop of discussion on the unification of Korea in the General Assembly due to the lack of resolution in the Korean division, its creation of more complications, violation of international law, lack of moral authority, and self-determination of the Korean people to solve the unification problem by themselves.

  • November 07, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning PRC and DPRK Relationship

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari writes to Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan about the increasingly positive relationship between Chinese officers and government officials and North Korea.

  • November 26, 1969

    US Embassy Bonn Telegram 15293, 'NPT – Text of FRG Note on NPT Signature'

    This telegram detailed the conditions under which the West German's would ratify the NPT, which depended on the results of EURATOM-IAEA safeguards negotiations.

  • November 27, 1969

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Specific Features of Chinese September 1969 Nuclear Tests

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Prime Minister of Atomic Affairs on the signifigant features of the 9th and 10th nuclear explosions conducted by China on the 22nd and the 29th of September, 1969.

  • November 28, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning ROK Political Developments

    Principal Secretary of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on the NDP boycotting National Assembly sessions, Park Chung Hee's economic plan for the 1970s, and Park's commitment to the United States' Asian Policy.

  • November 28, 1969

    State Department Telegram 199360 to US Embassy Bonn, 'FRG and Swiss NPT Signatures'

    On 28 November 1969, West German Ambassador to the United States Rolf Pauls signed the NPT at the State Department and delivered a statement and a detailed note. At the signing Secretary Rogers spoke about the treaty’s value, the “historic” importance of the West German signature, the U.S. understanding that the UN Charter “confers no right to intervene by force unilaterally in the Federal Republic of Germany,” and a reaffirmation of U.S. security guarantees to NATO and the Federal Republic.

  • December 04, 1969

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Soviet Help with a Nuclear Power Plant Construction

    Transcript of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Prime Minister, Shrimati Indira Gandhi, on the falsehood of a Soviet offer to help with construction of a nuclear facility.

  • December 05, 1969

    Letter, DPRK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Concerning DPRK's Rejection of Korean Question Resolution

    DPRK Minister of Foreign Affairs Pak Seong-cheol releases a November 19 statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The statement conveys the DPRK's rejection of the UN's Korean question resolution, request for the withdrawal of foreign troops, dissolution of UNCURK, and Korean people's self-determined resolution.

  • December 05, 1969

    Letter, UNCURK Principal Secretary Kuzbari to UN Chef de Cabinet Narasimhan, Concerning the Release of US Army Helicopter Crew Members

    Principal Secretay of the UNCURK Zouheir Kuzbari updates Chef de Cabinet of the UN C.V. Narasimhan on ROK officials' reaction to the UN Command's apology statement towards the DPRK, which came amid the DPRK's hold of three US Army helicopter crew members.

  • December 12, 1969

    Letter, President of the International Human Rights League of Korea Hwal Lee, Concerning Withdrawal of UN Forces from Korea

    Chairman of the International Human Rights League of Korea Hwal Lee warns against the withdrawal or reduction of United Nations forces in Korea.

  • December 18, 1969

    Rajya Sabha Q&A on Specifics of Indian Nuclear Defense Policy

    Transcripts of questions and answers between members of the Rajya Sabha and the Minister of the State in the Ministry of Defense, Shri L.N. Mishra, on whether the Defense Ministry will use nuclear weapons as part of their defense strategy and if so, which armaments will be used.

  • December 19, 1969

    CIA Appeals White House Decision to Terminate Radio Liberty

    Acting CIA Director R.E. Cushman appeals to Henry Kissinger on the Nixon Administration’s decision to terminate Radio Liberty.

  • December 29, 1969

    Nixon Approves Continuation of Radio Liberty

    Kissinger recommends that RL funding be reinstated for Fiscal Year 1971. President Nixon approves Kissinger’s recommendation.

  • 1970

    Tata Institute of Fundamental Research Annual Report 1945-1970

    A report explaining the history of the establishment of the Tata Institute for Fundamental Research, its financial and administrative status, and reports on the progress within a number of fields ranging from chemistry to radio astronomy.