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February 23, 1959
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/ 0 TOP-SECRET- A13134-16iGi2i21E03004,424: 3.5(c) 3.3(h)(2) 23 February 1959 Copy No. C t),/ CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT No. _ NO CHANGE IN CLASS . DECI.ASSIFIEC) CLASS. CHANGL:11 TO: "rik ; NI:XT REVIEW DATE AUTVI- 7 -1 DAT REVIEWER: Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 011% -T-OP-SEGRET- Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 23 February 1959 I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Peiping to grant $5,000,000 in aid to Algerian rebels. I I. ASIA-AFRICA Shah of Iran enraged by Khrushchev's criticism. Na.sir's speech reflects preoccupation with UAR- USSR relations. Lebanon - Government concerned over Increased UAR activity; seeking top- vel meeting with.UAR. tos OIL Cambodia - Dap Chhuon formally breaks with Sihanouk; military showdown may be hastened. Ceylon - General strike postponed but tension remains high. Somalia - Violence possible during early-March elections; police taking emergency measures. ir /k..7",r cv , \ 9 / I TOP SECRET - ' - I 1-- 7 (1-2- 1 - /c-f, I/ 1 0 Moroccan nationalist leader resigns as ambassador to Cairo; returning to strengthen Istiqlal right wing. Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 TOP-SECRET CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 23 February 1959 DAILY BRIEF I. THE COMMUNIST BLOC Communist China - Algeria: Communist China plans to give the Algerian rebel government $3,000,000 worth of arms and ammunition, "provisions" valued at $1,000,000, and $1,000,000 in "foreign currency," The arms possibly include light weapons of US manufacture as requested by the Algerian rebel mission which visited Peiping in December. Deliveries may be made through the United Arab Republic, which in the past has often acted as middleman in arms sup- roin,g for the Algerian rebels. II. ASIA-AFRICA. Iran-USSR:EThe Shah is enraged by the strong public attack made on him by Khrushchev on 17 February. Iranian Prime Minister Eqbal believes that the Soviet Union's tough propaganda campaign against the Shah may have considerable internal repercussions and has again asked for American sup- nn-rt an ri crna rantRPSC-1 (SE(RET NO FURTHER DISSEMINATION) UAR-USSR:�Nasir's zi Feuruary speecn 111 LActil t) � cerned largely domestic and Arab affairs, but it also reflected his preoccupation with Soviet relations. The recent letters ex- changed between Nasir and Khrushchev show that both are di- rectly interested in containing their differences and consequently are likely to make further appropriate gestures in that direc- tion. However, their divergent policies, including those toward Iraq, are likely to contin7 creating problems in their relation- ship. (CONFIDENTIAL) p TO SECRET .7 7 rmi Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 :77 4Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 CO3004219 Z7 . TOP-SEC-RE+ N." Lebanon: Arrangements are being worked out for high- level Lebanese-UAR discussions, possibly between President Shihab and Nasir. Increased UAR clandestine activity is a threat to Lebanon's precarious security situation and Lebanese awareness of this may be the reason why Beirut is interested in discussions with UAR officials, which could occur this week while Nasir and his entourage are in Damascus. aL 1/CLIJ IUIUjLi iiao v ,y "dissidence" against the Sihanouk regime in a letter to the ICi The contents of the letter, while unknown, are probably con- cerned with Chhuon's terms for calling off a planned general up rising, which include Sihanouk's withdrawal from politics and the reorientation of Cambodia's policies toward a firmly anti Communist position. While Chhuon apparently hopes for a n gotiated political solution, his action may bring a military showdown nearer. A government military convoy of about 70 armored cars and trucks was observed moving from Phnom Penh toward Siem Reap, site of Chhuon's headquarters, on the night of 21 February.) (SECRET NO FURTHER DISSEMINA- TION) Ceylon: The one-day general strike planned for 23 Febru- ary has been postponed, possibly until 3 March. Tension re- mains high, however, and powerful plantation labor unions are reported willing to join Colom II7I-VV17C11.Q 117h CIT1 CII7 strike-7 (SECRET NOF ORM bomaiia: vioience is anucwaTera ctunung ea-e-c-u-ons [or legislative assembly in the Italian trust territory of Somalia from 4 through 8 March. The 90-member assembly selected will draft the constitution and make other preparations for in- dependence in 1960. The opposition party, boycotting the elec- tion in protest against questionable electoral methods emtiloyed by the Somali Youth League--the ruling party--may engage in vio- lence, including attacks on foreigners and destruction of foreign Installations. Police are aware of the threat and are taking emer- gency measures. (SECRET) 23 Feb 59 - ( DAILY BRIEF ii TOP SECRET Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 TOP SECRET Morocco: bdelkhalik Torres, an important ilationalist leader and Mo occan ambassador to Cairo, intends to resign and return to active politics. Torres' decision probably has the approval of the King, who may look on Torres as a conserva- tive and as an acceptable future premier. Premier Ibrahim had wanted Torres to remain in Cairo, but was presumably over- ruled by the King. An adherent of the Istiglal party's right wings, which is still struggling with the left wing for party control, Torres will try to strengthen the right wing's following in north- ern Morocco. If he fails, he may try to reconstitute the Lslah2 his former party, which had a wide followin in the Islorth.`7 (SECRET NO FURTHER DISSEMINATION) 23 Feb 59 DAILY BRIEF TOP SECRET iii IA Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 Niue lasV 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 Executive Secretary, National Security Council 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 Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs 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 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 The Department of Commerce The Secretary of Commerce 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 CONFIDENTIAL Approved for Release: 2020/02/21 C03004219 r"7Z1 vi rivApproved 1Release:'{i�jo7i1 fc