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January 24, 1958
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_ i01970g/f0 C03182296 Zzz# f_Top___SeeRET_ NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS CONTINUED CONTROL Neolo 24 January 1958 SC No. 00045/58 Copy No, 137 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN ' r..0 ----:-..:,--z. --6-4 Z CLASS. 40C :�:;;FIED C:. .' :', CHANGED TO: IS It 1 0 NEXT Fii:Vtal/ DATE: AUTH:i Hik14&._ DATe.tt _i'T REVIEWER: 37204 THIS DOCUMENT CONTAINS CODE WORD MATERIAL TOP Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 Approved Tor�RelJ-a7e7-51778/20 C03182296 *io0 aswipiririr Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 24 JANUARY 1958 USSR makes economic aid offer to Pakistan. Venezuela - Military junta faces difficulties in restoring order. Guatemalan Congress convenes to select president. OTHER ITEMS Hungary may bring non-Communist puppets into government. Egyptian-Syrian union proposals still under discussion in Cairo and Damascus. Syrian defense minister continues efforts to form "progressive" party. Lebanon - Pro-Egyptian and Syrian elements believed responsible for nuisance bombings. Thailand - Marshal Sarit departs for medical treatment at Walter Reed. France - Gaillard government faces tough opposition in National Assembly. orv-nrsr.7. Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 CO3182296 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 24 January 1958 DAILY BRIEF L THE COMMUNIST BLOC The USSR has approached Pakistan with its first pro- posal for economic aid since June 1956. The Soviet par- liamentary delegation now visiting Karachi has publicly offered to extend technical assistance in the fields of irri- gation soil conservation, and reclamation, all areas of special interest to Pakistan. Pakistan has rejected previous Soviet approaches, and is likely to do so again. (CONFIDENTIAL) The Hungarian regime may bring some non-Communist figureheads into the government at an extraordinary session of the National Assembly next week in an attempt to impress world public opinion. A trial of ex-Premier Nagy may have been postponed for the same reason. (SECRET NOFORN) (Page 1) On the basis of findings by its Watch Committee, as of 23 January 1958, the Intelligence Advisory Committee con- cludes that! A. No Sino-Soviet bloc country intends to initiate hos- tilities against the continental US or its possessions in the immediate future. (This paragraph of the Watch Committee conclusions has not changed since the week of 15-20 November 1956. Conclusions will be published in the CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BUL- LETIN in the future only when there is a change. B. No Sino-Soviet bloc country intends to initiate hostil- ities against US forces abroad, US allies or areas TOP SECRET ' r7p7cTNy'se�+3 for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296X peripheral to the orbit in the immediate future. (This paragraph has not changed since the week of 17-23 October 1957. Conclusions will be pub- lished in the future only when there is a change.) TOP SECRET)I IL ASIA-AFRICA Egyptian-Syrian union proposals continue to receive top attention in Cairo and Damascus. Nasir remains basic- ally wary of the project and is concerned over the spread of pro-Communist influence represented by Bizri and Azm in Syria. However, he is evidently going along with the general idea of union as a means of keeping Syria under his control. In Damascus, Foreign Minister Bitar insists that plans for full union will be developed and carried through. (SECRET NOFORN) Syria's pro-Soviet Deputy Prime Minister Azm is con- tinuing his efforts to form a new "progressive" party despite sharp criticism from nationalists and socialists. Azm pre- sumably realizes that Nasir is moving against him, and his move is probably aimed at providing a means whereby mem- bers of Syria's technically illegal Communist party can work legally either as part of a future one-party system like Egypt's or as an element in Syria's ordinary political spectrum. (SECRET NOFOP,N) (Page 2) Bombings in Lebanon aimed at creating general unrest and preventing pro-Western President Chamoun from seek- ing a second term are continuing. Repeated occurrence of such explosions, attributed to pro-Egyptian and Syrian sub- versive elements, may result in the establishment of martial law. (CONFIDENTIAL) 24 Jan 58 NA. NN\ - Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 .11 %IA asor �mmr LI LI .811007' TOP SECRET DAILY BRIEF 11 x pproved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03182296 \ \ Approved for Release: 2019/68/20 C03182296. � AP ��������, \N; Marshal Sarit left Bangkok on 23 January for medical 2. kk