Friday, 16 February 2018

Soviet Union interested in founding naval base at Wonsan, North Korea according to a CIA report dated 24 July 1952

An item reported that North Korea approved the plan of the Soviet Union to built a naval base at Wonsan as soon as the peace treaty was signed.(1) According to a Soviet statement dated 25th June was such a base needed to protect the oil transports underway from Sakhalin via the Sea of Japan against imaginary attacks of the Japanese navy.

1. The North Korean War between 25 June 1950 and 27 July 1953 was between North and South Korea. North Korea was supported by China and the Soviet Union while South Korea was supported by the United Nations.

The report was published on, document number CIA-RDP82-00457R013000340004-0