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August 30, 1976
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Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C01234630 LAPArilMktfr ffAffg. ACTION MCMCHIANOUM TRANSFERRED/RECOMMEND PATIAL RELat / i3 Bl, 1.4( A : CON ..P*41 CE REQUESTED - CIA Pown 30 1976 To: Tho Socrotary Through: M - Mr. Baglebu ittC Alp�.2..re 44 cootfetti ititrovacp ttonsterrei O OiPAptie b. TilittfitoorOd to 0/FAOFi0 with additiOhat EtPues9 ObAtOilOd by Sls tattott and'obstatiY ' hbd by Sia bY: Wan Oto; EC)13526 3.3(b)(1)>25Yrs NR 144 � From: M A - Harry W. Shlaudem goration Condor You raised a number of questions about diracusa's. reactions (Tab 2) to the instructions to him,on Condor (Tab 3). My comments on his cable follow. � 3.3(b)(1)::' � does not e e, T:acut.w. representations would unduly endanger him. in light of widespread talk about Qmd0r..Apd the-AstatsOition-- aspect among officers of the 4ecuritir ierviCed Of the: southern cone./ If we take this tack, the question is: should Siracusa also make representations? I be4eve he . should. Our approach as originally .conceived couched in terms of a cOntinUing exchange of-infor mation on the ground in Montevideo.; A proposal of- that kind from Siracusa Would offer the ittbtt con- structive and effective method of handling the ptcib- peeling only with the Ambassador here wouldforeclbs establishing that kind of-relationship. 4 We agree with Siracusa t Montevideo, he should talk b to Blanco. SE ' Rtay .d - CalS10T1 . rmiiirantred 0/7; � `�'� ��.� Tz�.����..ailer.,141 � 16-.92' � : � ' � � va,t1r.f.1171e. Cz:Ptki.a. rotdtazqi . � � r. �`.4 ���������� Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C01234630 4.44, Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 CO1234630 JOU& A parallel appreach here, aS SiraCUna bUggents, Is acceptable to me and would help to preeerve his position with the gevernmont there. But it is net my oonee that thin demarche is being made for domestic U.S. political Considerationg. What we are trying to head off is a series of international mUrdern that could do eerioOs damage to the international status and reputation of the countries involved. We agree with Siracusa that he should add that the Cendor targets have their own lists of Uruguayan Government officials targeted for assassination. It is precisely for that reason we propose to engage the Government of Uruguay in an exchange of views on the security situation so that we can demonstrate our appreciation of the problems they face. Options: We have three options in the Uruguayan case. We could do it: -- by Siracusa to General Vadoth and 0 Blanc supported by a demarche to the AMbSsador here. '1 -- by me to the Ambassador here only. 3.3(b)(1) Recommendation: That you authorize the attached telegram to Siracusa instructing him to talk to both Blanco and vadora, informing him of a parallel approach ferring to a communication he wil by me on additional protectiond hil Habib has concurred in the attached d telegram. ALTERNPTIVELY, that we ask Siracusa to have the message if in his judgment.c-an uvue. 3.3(b)(1) 3.3(b)(1) Approve Disapprove a. ET Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C01234630 Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C01234630 Approved for Release: 2018/09/20 C01234630 NR