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#Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203e � .I. V/ �71.J 3.3(h)(2) 3.5(c) CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN DOCUMENT NO. 6 January 1958 te/ NO CHANCE IN CLASS. I? (.;;-1".,ED TO: IS S C :Y:EV'I DATE C) AU ID: REVIEWER OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This document contains classified information affecting the national security of the United States within the meaning of the espionage laws, US Code Title 18, Sections 793, 794, and 798. The law prohibits its transmission or the revelation of its contents in any manner to an un- authorized person, as well as its use in any manner prejudicial to the safety or interest of the United States or for the benefit of any foreign government to the detri- ment of the United States. TOP SECRET � Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 *NO CONTENTS 1. MACMILLAN'S CALL FOR A NON-AGGRESSION PACT (page 3). Z. BUNN STUDYING POLISH PROPOSAL FOR ATOM-FHP.;h, ZONE (page 4). 3. INDONESIAN LOAN REPAYMENT SUSPENSION MAY PROVOKE DUTCH RETALIATION (page 5 E 4. E IR,AQI CABINET AND ARMY SHAKE-UP 7117(page 6). 6 Jan 58 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 2 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for keTe-a�se7201-970-8/20w.003192203 Now' 1. MACMILLAN'S CALL FOR A NON-AGGRESSION PACT Comment on: Prime Minister Macmillan's radio speech of 4 January, advocating a non-aggression pact with the Soviet Union and an eventual summit meeting, reflects the sensitivity of the Conservative government to public demands for efforts-- beyond the moves outlined in the 19 December NATO communique-- to achieve a reconciliation of major disputes with Moscow. Mac- millan seems to anticipate that by such an initiative he can in- crease public support for a defense program. Macmillan re- stricted and hedged his proposals to reduce any alarm of fellow NATO members over not being consulted. The British govern- ment presumably intends to incorporate the ideas in Macmillan's formal response to Bulganin's note of 10 December now being prepared. The reply is to be discussed at the North Atlantic Council meeting on 8 January. The Soviet news agency TASS on 4 January reported Macmillan's proposal, criticizing his "rude anti-Soviet attacks" and his defense of British foreign policy. The Soviet leaders probably will assert that only the United States now stands in the way of an East-West accommodation. Moscow is also likely to contend that an East-West heads of government conference would be the best forum for discussing Macmillan's ideas and that favor- able reaction in Europe and Asia has improved the prospects for holding such a conference. Free world reaction to the Macmillan proposal was nearly unanimously favorable. French Foreign Ministry sources were quoted as hailing Macmillan's "bold initiative;" in Rome, authoritative sources welcomed the proposals for a non- aggression pact but emphasized the need for adequate guarantees. Bonn's favorable comment was more restrained, reflecting the government's fear of any new steps toward an over-all settlement not hinged on German reunification--a topic which Macmillan's speech ignored. Enthusiastic approval came from the press in Cairo, Tokyo, and New Delhi. 6 Jan 58 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 3 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 _ 400' Nee 2, BONN STUDYING POLISH PROPOSAL FOR ATOM-FREE ZONE Comment on: Bonn is "studying" the proposal made by Polish Foreign Minister Rapacki on 9 De- cember for an atom free zone in Central Europe. While Chancellor Adenauer has publicly described the plan as an "illusion," it is now being examined in connection with the West German reply to Bulganin's note of 10 December, which included similar pro- posals. The Bonn Foreign Ministry is re- ported to prefer the Rapacki plan if such a topic is discussed in East-West talks, since it feels this is less directly linked with a West German agree- ment with East Germany than the Bulganin proposal. Bonn's answer, expected to be sent in mid- January, will present a detailed explanation of the West German position on the points raised by Bulganin, in an attempt to nar- row differences between East and West, according to the West German ambassador to Tokyo. Bonn's more favorable attitude toward the Rapacki plan is a reflection of mounting public pressure for East-West talks on specific issues rather than on generalities. President Heuss' New Year's message supporting George Ken- non% call for a return to secret diplomacy was well received. The American Embassy in Bonn comments that Heuss' remarks are symptomatic of increased enthusiasm in intellectual circles for a way out of the current impasse. 6 Jan 58 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 4 Top cPCI:?F'T Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 lear+ 44�10 3. INDONESIAN LOAN REPAYMENT SUSPENSION MAY pnnvarm. T1TTTrH PRTALTATION sc (=mem on: protesting an Indonesian government decision to suspend payments of redemptions 1-"Allialinteta on a large Dutch loan. the $74,000,000 loan made by the Netherlands was not part of the 1949 round- table agreements. while annulment of the round-table agreements column justified as retaliation over the West Irian issue, Indonesia's suspension of its obliga- tions under this separate loan would impair the country's international standing and its efforts to enlist foreign sup- port for its economic and financial measures against the Dutch. the Dutch are considering counter- measures. the Dutch need only to modify their guarantee to back up Indonesian purchases abroad to create great difficulties for Indonesia, and that "it would be even worse if they annul it." Sjarfuddin, governor of the tsanx oI Indonesia, does not approve of the government's decision to renege on its loan obligations but was forced to go along. Sjarfuddin� a prominent Masjumi party leader who recently denounced the government's economic excesses against the Dutch, might be chosen to form a new cabinet. 6 Jan 58 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 5 erRrT Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203 NNW 4. POSSIBLE IRAQI CABINET AND ARMY SHAKE-UP Comment Authoritative Iraqi sources expect the )month-old Mirjan cabinet to fall about 10 January, The person- alities involved in an anticipated simul- taneous shake-up of the top army com- mand indicate that pro-Western influence will remain dominant. �The changes, if they occur, probably would be the product of disagreements within the cabinet between hold-overs from the previous All Jawdat cabinet and new members brought in by Mirjan. Iraqi strong-man Nun i Said is planning to absent himself from the country during the shake-p in order not to give the impression that he is behind it. 6 Jan 58 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 6 Approved for Release: 2019/08/20 C03192203