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bre:pproviddirKileagigeal/3,90299p76 K I 30 September 1958 Copy No. C CENTRAL 59 INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN- DOCUMENT NO. NO CHANGE JN CLA33 1. 1 DECLASSIFIED CLASS. CHAND. TO. NEXTREV;EIN DA'rE: AUTH D A _REVIEWER: . TOP SECRET for Release: 2020/01 /-23-C-0 2-9 9-8 i76/1/1, II Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 akCICET TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 s aJl.".4%1�� 111110 - - 30 SEPTEMBER 1958 L THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait - Peiping cites Nation- alist use of Sidewinder missiles as "provocation." II. ASIA-AFRICA Nasir says he complained to visit- ing Soviet leader about "sabotage" of Arab nationalism by Middle East- ern Communists. Nasir pushing UAR reorganization plan to tighten his control over Syria. Cairo's role in Middle Eastern oil grows as Syrian pipelines come under UAR control and Kuwait, prime pro- ducer, agrees to join Arab League. Egyptians learn Iraq may drop four pro-UAR ministers from cabinet. Iraq prepares land reform program. King Saud attempts to bolster his position in Riyadh. III. THE WEST 0 France plans early negotiations with Guinea, only territory to opt for in- dependence. ���� AM MEM AO. Mak M. MVO Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 4 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 ..16.1 vtair CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 30 September 1958 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Taiwan Strait situation: The Chinese Communist an- nouncement that parts of Sidewinder missiles fired by Na- tionalist planes have been recovered and brought to Peiping for "public exhibition" suggests that foreigners now arriv- � ing for the 1 October celebrations are to be shown "proof" of American "provocation." Peiping on 29 September issued its 17th warning to the United States against "grave military provocations," and a Defense Ministry announcement on the use of Sidewinders promised "punitive" action against the Chinese Nationalist Air Force, Generally Peiping's prop- aganda continues to reflect a desire to continue the Warsaw talks, blaming the deadlock on American insistence on an im- mediate cease-fire but making no threat to suspend the nego- tiations. There were no significant military developments in the Taiwan Strait area nn 9Q RArif arnha IL ASIA-AFRICA Nasir-USSR: President Nasir has told kmerican oiicials that he complained to visiting Soviet party presidium member Muk- hitdinov on 25 September. about USSR support of Middle East- ern Communist parties, which he charged with "sabotaging the goals of Arab nationalism." Nasir has effectively sup- pressed the Communists in Egypt, but is concerned over their activities in both Syria and Iraq, where they have been actively Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 1 fiJ LA., I-Li I CO2998376 N I. LI .k\ r\N\ lApproved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 opposing union with Egypt. Mukhitdinov denied there was any connection between the USSR and the local Communists, and defended the USSR's support of Kurdish natio7a1ism, which Nasir also criticized. (Page I) UAR: Details of the planned centralization of the UAR Government and names of selected officials may be an- nounced soon. Syrian Vice Presidents Akram Hawrani and Sabri al-Assail are likely to be ousted, along with Egyp- tian Vice President Baghdadi. Nasir appears to be taking steps to control dissident S onnel. -------- Middle East War s establishment of a "Public Corporation for Petroleum Affairs" to plan UAR petroleum policy, will assure Cairo of control in all details over Syrian oil matters. Cairo has already stymied Syrian negotiations with the American company operating the pipeline from Saudi Arabia, and the new petroleum authority may well emerge as the instrument for implementing Nasir's over-all Arab oil policy toward Western oil companies. An Arab League spokesman in Cairo has announced that Kuwait, the Middle East's largest oil producer, has applied for membership in the Egyptian-dominated league. Kuwait's adherence could set a precedent for the oil-producing Persian Gulf states of Bahrein and Qatar. Iraa--Political: four Iraqi cabinet mem- bers, who in varying degrees support union with Egypt, may be replaced. These would include Deputy Premier Arif who also holds the post of interior minister. (Page 2) Middle East land reform�Iraq:- Announcement of a land reform program will strengthen the dominant faction in the Iraqi Government headed by Premier Qasim and deprive advocates of union with the UAR, which has just proclaimed land reform in Syria, of an overwhelmingly popular issue. Land 30 Sept 58 DAILY BRIEF ii TOP SECRET / Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 a -1zrz---ftaa.aa.44,4 fP reforms in Syria and Iraq will probably increase agitation against the Shah of Iran, who is chiefly dependent on the sunnort nf larfre lantiniunarcx Saudi Arabia: King SAW has continued efforts to strengthen his personal position in and around his capital at Riyadh. He has recently drawn on Saudi Government stocks to equip his royal guard with tanks and machine guns, and continues his efforts to purchase arms for loyal tribal forces. The King appears to be making plans which he is not yet ready to discuss with American officials, but which � may involve an attempt to rally forces opposed to Crown Prince Faysal's reforms. III. THE WEST � France-Guinea: Paris plans to begin early negotia- tions with Guinea�the West African territory whose "secession" from the French community was acknowledged by France on 29 September--to formalize Guinea's inde- pendent status. Guinea Premier Sekou Toure has often ex- pressed the desire to retain close economic and olitical � - ties with France following independence. Page 3) 1 30 Sept 58 DAILY BRIEF TOP SECRET z,� Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO299837k Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 ial.a%...111.1-4 1 NW/ I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC No Back-up Material. II. ASIA-AFRICA Nasir Concerned Over Middle East Communists President Nasir states that he complained to Soviet party presidium member Mukhitdinov during the latter's recent nine- day visit to Cairo that the USSR was supporting Communist parties in Iraq and the UAR and was urging the Kurdish minor- ity to seek national independence. am.erican officials, that Mukhitdinov "blandly" denied a connection between the USSR and local Communists and defended Moscow's support of Kurdish nationalism. Nasir dis- approval o e ro e o ommunists in Iraq and Syria and once indicated he might be considering making a public address denouncing their activities. Although Communists have been prominent among those Iraqis opposing union with the UAR, key figures among the Iraqi nationalist leaders are also opposed to Nasir's brand of unity. Mukhitdinov was in the UAR ostensibly for a good-will visit, but he may have attempted to iron out points of friction which have arisen between Moscow and Cairo on the activities of local Communist parties. The USSR recently has shown signs of concern with Nasir's economic vertures toward the West. 30 Sept 58 rckITO A I IkITCI I lekle'r bull eriki Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 Page .1 Apfre.ved fbjr Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 Nre Developments in Iraq that four pro-UAR cabinet ministers are to be dropped from the Iraqi cabinet. All in varying degrees support union with Egypt. Included among those to be dismissed are Deputy Premier and Minister of Interior Arif, Baathist Minister of Development Fuad Rikabi, the minister of economy, and the minister of public works and communications. The pro-union chief, of Iraqi G-2, Lt. Rif at, is working for UAR interests and has been consulting "senior officers" in an attempt to thwart Arif's ouster, These "senior officers" are probably the Supreme Defense Council, which appears increasingly to be emerg- ing as the actual locus of power in Iraq. The senior officer group, which includes the four division commanders, did not participate directly in the 14 July revolt. It apparently turned down the proposal of pro-UAR junior "Free Officers" to establish a military "Revolutionary Council" on the Egyptian model, and remove civilians from the cabinet. The senior officers would presumably also resist the desire of anti-union Minister of Guidance Shanshal to remove all military men from the cabinet, although their position is unknown. Arif's former brigade has been sent on a security mission to southern Iraq, and elements of Qasies brigade ye been withdrawn from Baghdad. 30 Sept 58 ("Ckli-D Al IkITCI I in=kurc RI II I CTIkl Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 Page 2 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 AJJ-a16.41.1.4 *%/04 III. THE WEST France to Negotiate a New Independent Status for Guinea The French Government plans early negotiations to define the new status of Guinea, which rejected the De Gaulle consti- tution by a ten-to-one negative vote in the 28 September ref- erendum. Paris on 29 September delivered a note to Guinea Premier Sekou Toure acknowledging the West African terri- tory's "secession" from the French community. About two months of negotiations will probably be required to complete the formalities. The bilateral negotiations will prove difficult if the French set too high a price for Guinea's retaining special ties with France. Meanwhile, the new constitution will not apply to Guinea, and France will arrange the gradual withdrawal of its admin- istrative personnel and financial credits. Paris considers Guinea's juridical status "in suspense" and has warned that diplomatic recognition by other states could lead to "unpleas- antness" with France. Sekou Toure, hoping that Guinea will join the association of free states provided for in the new constitution, has stated that France will always hold first place in Guinea's international relations. Toure, a 36-year-old leftist labor leader with pre- vious Marxist-Leninist sympathies, has promised no "great upheaval" in existing economic and social structures. In addi- tion to his desire for close ties with France, including member- ship in the franc zone and continued economic- assistance, Toure has indicated to the French high commissioner for West Africa that he expects "proper propaganda efforts" will lead to the eventual domination of both Liberia and Sierra Leone by Guinea. SECRET 30 Sept 58 CA7pkpl� 'Approved eAu f RI-ere' s. Y6751 '6E46 6376 Page 3 Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 VA IL 1 L.."11� /4 V A A I-1 La t*M01 THE PRESIDENT The Vice President Executive Offices of the White House Special Assistant for National Security Affairs Scientific Adviser to the President Director of the Budget Office of Defense and Civilian Mobilization Special Assistant for Security Operations Coordination Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities Special Assistant for Foreign Economic Policy Special Adviser to the President The Treasury Department The Secretary of the Treasury The Department of State The Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State for Economic Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary for Administration The Counselor Director, International Cooperation Administration The Director of Intelligence and Research The Department of Defense The Secretary of Defense The Deputy Secretary of Defense The Secretary of the Army The Secretary of the Navy The Secretary of the Air Force The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff Commandant, United States Marine Corps The Director, The Joint Staff Chief of Staff, United States Army Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Assistant to Secretary of Defense for Special Operations Deputy Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of the Army Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of the Navy Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Commander in Chief, Pacific The Department of the Interior The Secretary of the Interior Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director Atomic Energy Commission The Chairman National Security Agency The Director National Indications Center The Director United States Information Agency The Director Approved for Release: 2020/01/23 CO2998376 I. -TOP-SECRET- ,01#4WjedeZIZZIZZ/Ziej0Ap-prElve'd-fo-r kelea-se-: 1020/01/23 602998-316' r e4lz r'15,0 2,7z ?,;,14 4 ","/ ,4!