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4A Approved For Release 200110310,V: CIA-RDP82-0 457R00830020000 CLASSIFICATION INFORMATION REPORT CD NO. COUNTRY Korea SUBJECT Factionalism in the Korean Labor Party PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INFO. 25X1X 25X1 C SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. l0 The Soviet faction in the Korean Labor Party, led by KIM Il.song, is attempting to place responsibility for the failure of the initial North Korean attack against the ROK on the leaders of the former South Korean Labor Party (SKLP) headed by PAK Hor-yong, the North Korean vice-premier, The Soviet faction claims that the failure of PAK"s group to cause the internal collapse of the RO government was the prime factor in halting the 'orth Korean offensive0 2s PAK is trying to approach the Chinese Communists for aid in maintaining his position as leader of the RON Communists0 He has also instructed former SKLP leaders now in the North Korean government, namely Hi Hon, YI Kuk-non HONG Myongii, and YI Kang .kuk to secure political support for his faction from the RON political leades taken north during the early North Korean Army occupation of the RUK, 30 KIM 11-song is aware of the possibility of an alliance between the SKLP faction and the Chinese Communists, but he hesitates to take action until he knows to what degree the alliance has been effected,3 4, In late July, the PAK faction began to infiltrate members into South Korea on a mission to gain control of the forcer SKLP members and sympathizers wtio rest wined in the ROK, 25X1X mmeen.bers - now in North Korea? 25X1X CENTRAL I Fi `E GENCY REPORT NO. Comment, Before the war PAK promised that he could arrange for the aollapse of the RU government within two weeks after the war began. At that time PAK was working in collaboration with- the North Korean State Security Bureau, 25X1X 2, Comment, These tactics will lead to an extensive purge of SKLP Comment KIM fears that this alliance could become strong enou to once his Soviet group out of th controlling position in the North Korean government, Document too. ----- d ~c2~ n I1css. Y ~1 sma x hart x rsa ._ F ~ . =1 E' CO Nl VF C ' t:J L' T Ga 7 '' E Approved For Release 2001/03/06 : CIA-RDP82-0 25X1A DATE DISTR.. & August 1951 NO. OF PAGES I NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED BELOW) 083