June 5, 1990 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev held a brief but historic meeting with South Korean President Roh Tae Woo here Monday, and Roh later predicted that it will lead to diplomatic relations and wider economic cooperation--and perhaps eventually to reunification of the Korean Peninsula. "Now that German reunification is becoming a reality, Korea is the only nation on earth that still is divided by Cold War politics," Roh told a press conference after his hourlong talk with Gorbachev.
June 2, 1990 |
North Korea reacted with anger Friday to news that Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev will meet Roh Tae Woo, president of its hated rival, South Korea. A Foreign Ministry spokesman, quoted by the official North Korean news agency, said the meeting Monday in San Francisco will have "a serious political consequence" for the future of divided Korea.
April 20, 1991 |
The Soviet Union and South Korea agreed today to broad new economic cooperation and a joint multibillion-dollar natural gas development project in the Soviet Far East, state-run KBS television reported. The Soviet Union also reaffirmed its position that if North Korea refuses to sign the nuclear safeguard treaty it will suspend supplies of nuclear fuel, technology and other help to its longtime Communist ally, KBS said.
July 17, 1988 |
Both the Soviet Union and China have given assurances that North Korea will not attempt any terrorist action to disturb the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Secretary of State George P. Shultz said Saturday. "The Soviets have told us flatly that in their view, the North Koreans will not make any effort to disturb the Olympics," the secretary told reporters aboard his plane Saturday during a flight from Beijing to Seoul. These guarantees came directly from Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard A.
June 8, 1990 |
North Korea's state news agency carried a blistering attack on Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev for his "unpardonable, traitorous bargaining" with the leader of hated South Korea. The Soviet leader met with South Korean President Roh Tae Woo on Monday in San Francisco, during which they agreed to move toward diplomatic ties. The report denounced Roh's "flunkyist, submissive and traitorous trip which has the existence of (South Korea) and the future destiny of the country in danger."
January 7, 1991 |
Soviet President Mikhail S. Gorbachev's special envoy, Igor Rogachev, arrived in Seoul and said Moscow is willing to act as peacemaker between bitter enemies North and South Korea. Rogachev, the highest-ranking Soviet Foreign Ministry official to visit Seoul, said he hopes the two Koreas will continue peaceful discussions.