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June 9, 1953
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- Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523, TOPS ET SECU INFORMATION / 9 June 1953 Copy No. 6 CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE IN CLASS. , i rEOLASSIFIED C;Liv7.S. (7.1-;ANGED TO: TS S Cupoil NEXT i..-c!:".'; iio,osto iird4 g ULVIEj.),NLII Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 3.5(c) SIECVP SINFORMATITON f /41/ 3.5(c) 3.5(c) 7 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 ,1 1�.L. 1 Nue SEC1IUTY INFORMATION SUMMARY SOUTHEAST ASIA %/Burmese threaten early withdrawal from Bangkok talks (page 3). SOUTH ASIA 2. Pakistan plans change in Commonwealth status (page 3). NEAR EAST - AFRICA . Opponent of Mossadeq reportedly gaining strength (page 4). Ambassador Caffery comments on British views on resumption of Suez base talks (page 5). EASTERN EUROPE 5. Polish government pursuing rigorous economy policy (page 5). WESTERN EUROPE 6. Comment on announced lifting of restrictions in Austria (page 6). 2 TOP)ECRET Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 1 .jr IN.E, 1 RITY INFOR/VA.i 1.1.JIN SOUTHEAST ASIA 1. Burmese threaten early withdrawal from Bangkok talks: Burmese commander in chief General Ne Win 3.3(h)(2) warned US embassy officials in Rangoon that he would consider withdrawing Burma's delega- tion to the mixed committee unless the Chinese Nationalists agree within a week to concrete steps for the evacuation of their troops from Burma. He stated that the Burmese representatives were authorized to enter into any reasonable agreement, and might even accept a general cease-fire if the United States could give assurances that the Chinese troops would be controlled. The embassy comments that it is essential for the Chinese to realize that further stalling might cause the Bangkok talks to collapse, and lead the Burmese to renew their charges in the United Nations, which would place the blame squarely on the Nationalist govern- ment. Comment: To date the Nationalists have shown little inclination to cooperate in attempts to arrange evacuation. Recent press reports suggest that they will support a vaguely defined principle of "voluntary withdrawal" from Burma. SOUTH ASIA 2. Pakistan plans change in Commonwealth status: The Ministry of Law has completed the prepw3.3(h)(2) tion of a bill establishing Pakistan as a republic. The proposed legislation will replace the present governor general with an elected president and elimin te the term "royal" from the titles of the military services. The bill reportedly will be introduced in the July session of the legislature. Comment: Pakistan apparently will retain a Commonwealth status similar toIndia's. - 3 - 3.5(c) Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 Approved for Release: 2019/06/26 CO2929523 f 1 Nor' CURITY INFORMATION 3.5(c) With the establishment of a republic in Pakistan, the government will strengthen its internal position by making it difficult for extreme rightist and Communist opposition to charge "British domina- tion" of the country. It is unlikely that Pakistan's relations with the West will be materially altered, in view of the fundamentally pro-Western attitude of the government and the country's close economic ties with the West. NEAR EAST - AFRICA 3. Opponent of Mossadeq reportedly gaining strength: Comment: The shah still appears to be the determining factor in any plan to remove Mossadeq. If he lends his support and helps unite some of Mossadeq's opposition, there is the possibility that the prime minister could be ousted. 3.3(h There is no indication that the shah has changed his belief that Mossadeq in time would be discredited and fall by his own weight. TOISE IC