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Soviets Make Overtures to North Korea

July 6, 1961 - The Soviet Union signed a ten-year military aid treaty with North Korea today. Moscow pledged to support the Korean Communist regime of Premier Kim Il Sung (right) against possible attack "with all forces and by every means." There is speculation among Western diplomats that the treaty is part of an intensified effort by Premier Khrushchev to outdo China in the struggle for leadership and influence in the international Communist movement.

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