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November 16, 1979

Letter, Kim Il Sung to Josip Broz Tito

Kim Il Sung discusses South Korean leader Park Chung Hee, as well as the revolt in Busan and Masan on the 19th April 1960 and the uprising that broke out in October. Elsewhere, Kim discusses policy towards the US and South Korea regarding the resolution of the unification issue, and of the DPRK’s proposal for a peaceful solution. He thanks Tito for his active support and solidarity towards the DPRK.

March 28, 1978

Response of the President of the [Socialist Federal] Republic [of Yugoslavia], J.B. Tito, to Kim Il Sung

During his visit to the United States, Tito stressed that relations between states should be based on equality and independence. Regarding the possibility of dialogue between the US and the DPRK, Yugoslavia could help with a low level trilateral dialogue.

February 6, 1978

Message from the President of the [Democratic] People's Republic of Korea and the Secretary General of the Central Committee of the Workers' Party of Korea, Kim Il Sung, to the President of the [SF] Republic [of Yugoslavia], Josip Broz Tito.

Kim Il Sung criticizes Park Chung Hee and says the United States should "remove" him.

June 1, 1978

Telegram from the Secretary of State to the American Embassy in Seoul, 'Dr. Brzezinski’s Meeting with President Park'

Brzezinski briefed President Park on two exchanges with the Chinese leaders. They mainly talked about whether the Chinese leaders behave as spokesmen for Kim Il Sung or not.

February 28, 1977

Telegram from the American Embassy in Seoul to the Secretary of State, 'Approach to Pakistanis on US-North Korean Contacts'

Sneider reported President Park's appreciation for being informed of exchanges with Kim Il Sung. He also welcomed consistency of US position refusing direct contact with North Korea.

January 15, 1972

Report by Etre Sándor, 'Nixon's visit to Beijing and the Korean issue'

A report produced by the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs regarding President Park Chung Hee’s comments on US President Nixon’s negotiations with China.

November 8, 1979

Telegram from the U.S. Embassy in Seoul to the U.S. Secretary of State, 'Korea Focus -- Secretary's Discussion with Foreign Minister Park Tong-jin'

William Gleysteen reports on Cyrus Vance's conversation with Park Tong-jin.

October 28, 1979

Telegram from the American Embassy in Seoul to the Secretary of State, 'Initial Reflections on Post-Park Chung Hee Situation in Korea'

Ambassador Gleysteen says he does "not know whether the stunning events of October 26/27 were a well planned military coup" or something else.

December 13, 1979

Special Statement by the Minister of National Defense

A special statement issued by the Minister of National Defense of South Korea, regarding the investigation of Chief of Staff Jeong Seung-hwa following President Park Chung Hee's assasination.

January 21, 1980

Telegram from the Romanian Embassy in Pyongyang to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, January 21, 1980, 057026, Secret

A summary of statements by Kim Je-sook, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of North Korea. Kim addresses the issue of restarting dialogue between North and South Korea in the aftermath of Park Chung Hee's death.