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April 12, 1953
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Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2893547 (IF / SE INFORMATION 12 April 1953 Copy No. CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE IN CLASS. 7C, DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHANI.;ED TO: TS DAE: S614.10, FET ;--i:72.f.'N T AU1H: HR 7' "! DA112440i _ . 3.5(c) Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY TOPS- RET SECU INFORMATION 3 5(c /54 3 5(c200,5 e4/2 /44 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2893547 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2893547 1 UYLKt1 SECURITY INFORIAA-TroN 3.5(c) SUMMARY GENERAL I. Soviet air safety proposals recommended as basis for further negotiations (page 3). FAR EAST 3.3(h)(2) SOUTH ASIA 3. Comment on apparent improvement in Indo-Pakistani relations (page 4). WESTERN EUROPE 4. Return of Thorez expected to heighten French Communist peace offensive (page 5). LATIN AMERICA � 5. Disturbances in Venezuelan oil fields reportedly scheduled for mid-April (page 5). 6. Comment on Argentine cabinet crisis (page 6). * * * * 2 TO,FsEP CRET 3.5(c) 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2893547 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2893547 TOP t SECURITY INFORMATION 3.5(c) GENERA L 1. Soviet air safety proposals recommended as basis for further negotiations: Despite the disadvantages of the Soviet air saf3:3, M)(2) proposals, Western Allied air representatives meeting at Bonn have recommended accepting them as a basis for further quadripartite negotiations. The single air corridor is considered unsatisfac- tory because of the technical difficulties involved. Counterproposals for a wider single corridor, abolition of the approximately 13,000-foot flight ceiling, and agreement on the rules governing Soviet interception of planes straying from the corridor were suggested. 2. The British Foreign Office feels that the Western powers might yield on the prohibition of flights by combat aircraft if the talks were endangered by Western insistence on this issue. The French Foreign Office, however, believes that giving up the right to arm planes might be "extremely unwise." The French offered no objection to the single-corridor idea provided no techni- cal difficulties were involved, but rejected the Soviet "right" to grant the West the use of the corridor. Comment: While the Western powers are generally agreed on the advantages and disadvantages of the Soviet pro- posals, they want to avoid a situation in which they could be blamed for breaking off the discussions. FAR EAST TOP,C