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September 6, 1951
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Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 Trwi CURRENT 6 SePtember 1951 TELLIGENCE BULLETIN I 7 DOCUMENT NO NO CHANGE IN CLASS. )f I 1 DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANGED T!....LIS11, NEXT REVIEW DATE: AUTH: HA 0- fREVIEWE Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.5(c) 3.5(c) 3.5(c) 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 �� � SUMMARY USSR 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 2, Yugoslavia expects Soviet proposal for Five Power Pact at UN General Assembly (page 3). FAR EAST 3. Viet Minh army morale reportedly declining (page 4 NEAR EAST 4, British relax military alerts prior to Iran's ultimatum (page 4). EASTERN EUROPE 5. Further Czechoslovak restrictions against Western diplomats reported (page 5). WESTERN EUROPE Irish request US assistance in military purchases (page 6). - 2 - Tor SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.5(c) 3.5(c) tae. � Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 . - 3.5(c) USSR 3.3(h)(2) 3.3(h)(2) 2, viigostavin experts Soviet proposal for Five Power Pact at UN General Assembly: The Soviet Union will propose a Five Power Pact as its main theme at the 6th UN General Assembly Session this November, in the opinion of the Yugoslav UN delegate. The Yugoslav delegate mums tne U0011 will present a completely drafted project at the meeting and has urged his government to develop a counterplan. 3 TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 -1YF--b�LrL�alth7t 3.5(c) Comment: At previous sessions of the General Assembly, the USSR introduced general proposals around which its propa- ganda themes rotated, such as prohibition of atomic weapons, reduction of armaments, and condemnation of preparations for a new war. The proposal for a Five Power Pact was introduced during the 1949 session and repeated in 1950, but never enumerated any specific terms for such a pact. Reintro- duction of the idea this fall would coincide with the completion of the Commu- nists' Five Power Peace Pact signature campaign. FAR EAST 3� Viet Minh army male reportedly declining: 3.3(h)(2) 3.3(h)(2) Viet Minh forces are reported to be undergoing increasing hardship from lack of food and medicines. Thirty to sixty percent of the troops in large units are unable to fight due to sickness. The result has been a decline in troop Fg(hesi() an increase in desertions, and failure to fill recruitment quotas. Comment: indicates that the Viet Minh is increasingly hard-pressed � � . I to meet the morale has that Viet 3.3(h)(2) material needs of the population within its zone and th t consequently declined. Minh armed forces are suffering a similar lowering of morale. 'NEAR EAST 4, British relax militaryrts prior to Iran's ultimatum: The US Army Attache in London reports two ,military indications of reduced British tension over the Iranian situation. The units involved 4 - Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.3(h)(2) 3.5(c) -e Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 1-trr�baMarttri- 3.5(c) t� in the contingent plan for protecting and evacuating British citizens in Abadan have now been placed on a 72-hour alert In addition, although naval craft in the area must remain in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf, all except one cruiser are now allowed to leave Abadan. comment: On 24 August, the day after the oil negotiations finally broke down, the military units involved in the plan had been placed on a six-hour alert. It is not yet known how British military activity will be affected by Prime Minister Mossadecf s 5 September ultimatum that the 350 technicians still at the Abadan refinery must be withdrawnunless the oil negotiations are resumed within fifteen days. Though British citizens were voluntarily withdrawn from the oilfields, the British Government has in- dicated its intention to keep the remaining technicians at Abadan as long as possible. 3.3(h)(2) EASTERN EUROPE 3.3(h)(2) 5, Further Cmelos1ov4 restrIptions against Western diplomats reportea: the Czechoslovak Government is preparing new restrictions on Western diplomats. All Prague diplomatic contacts will be concentrated in one building and the protocol division will contain personnel from the Ministry of National Security. Diplo- matic travel will be restricted to a radius of from 30 to 50 kilometers around Prague. Travel in the country outside of this area will be on an in- dividual permit basis, and overnight stops will be permitted only in speci- fied hotels where security checks will be stringent Comment: In view of the current marked de- terioration of Czechoslovak relations with the Western countries, the report- ed restrictions are entirely probable. In April, the Prague government announced two measures which the US Embassy interpreted as attempts to TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.5(c) rApproved for I.Ril_jecs,:e91.4)02 CO2745270 for 3.5(c) WESTERN EUROPE Irish request US assistance in military purchases: 3.3(h)(2) Irish External Affairs Minister Aiken has ap-, proached one of General Eisenhower's American political advisers in Paris with an informal re- quest for assistance in purchasing American military equipment, promising in return very limited cooperation with NATO In military staff talks on defense plans. Aiken indicated that the new Irish Government was much concerned about the problem of defense and wanted a small amount of up-to-date military equipment for training purposes. Aiken gave his personal view that there was no possibility of Ireland's joining NATO or other collective defense arrangements at this time. Commept; This is the first reported approach to the US for military assistance on the part of the - DeValera government which came into power in June. Though introducing a military budget about 25 per- cent higher than its predecessor's, the DeValera government has publicly reaffirmed Irish neutrality, and has given no countenance to any suggestions that Ireland might in effect be willing to trade bases for military assistance. The form of the present approach, which easily lends itself to official denials, further suggests that DeValera is not yet ready to challenge Irish neutrality sentiment to obtain US military equipment Approved for Release: 2019/04/02 CO2745270 3.5(c)