TELEGRAM TO EAST ASIA BRIEF RE NORTH KOREA-SOUTH KOREA: POSSIBLE NEW STRATEGY

Created: 10/13/1983

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t. NORTH KOREA-SOUTH KOREA: POSSIBLE NEW STRATEGY

1. NORTH KOREA-SOUTH KOREA: POSSIBLE NEW STRATEGY

OP NORTH KOREAN RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE BOMBING IN RANGOON--THOUGH STILL NOT CONCLUS J.AISE THE POSSIBILITY THAT PYONGYANG ISORE AGGRESSIVE STRATEGY TOWARD SOUTH KOREA.I

BURMESE SECURITY AUTHORITIESHIRD KOREAN SUSPECT. SOUTH KOREAN INVESTIGATORS IN RANGOON REPORTEDLY HAVE BEEN

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NORTH SET8ACKS IN CHUN HAS FIRMLY

aT.titit.alMVP' YONGYANG LARGEIY AVOIDED HIGHLY VISIBLE TERRORIST ACTIONS DURING THE LATE. IT VIEWED TALK OF US TROOP WITHDRAWALS AND THE GROWTH OF POLITICAL UNREST IN SOUTH KOREA AS FAVORABLE DEVELOPMENTS

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SOUTH KOREAN PRESIDENT CHUN TOOK OFFICE KOREAN PRESIDENT KIM IL-SONG HAS BEENERIES OF HIS EFFORTS TO REUNIFY THE PENINSULA ON HI: CONSOLIDATED CONTROL SINCE TAKING POWER .1

KOREA, AS HOST COUNTRYUMBER OF IMPENDING INTERNATIONAL EVENTS, IS ACHIEVING CONSIDERABLE WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION AND PRESTIGE. THE US-SOUTH KOREAN SECURITY RELATIONSHIP HAS BEEN REAFFIRMED AND STRENGTHENED. P'YONGYANG MAY HAVE VIEWED CHUN'S VISIT TO RANGOON AS AN OPPORTUNITYMOVE_ THE ONE INDIVIDUAL MOST RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE TRENDS.i

_iSECURITY PRECAUTIONS IN RANGOON. ON THE OT* HAND, ARE LESS STRINGENT, AND THE NORTH KOREANS HAVE AN ESTABLISHED PRESENCE IN BURMA. CHUN'S TRIP WAS FIRST ANNOUNCED IN (JUNE, GIVING P'YONGYANG AMPLE TIME FOR WHAT APPEARS TOETICULOUSLY PLANNED OPERATION.!

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