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June 30, 1961
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I,Approved for Release._2020/08/11 C05973 r.oc,fi ECRET [VP 30 June 1961 Copy No. C CENTRAL 3.3(h)(2) 3.5(c) IYTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 1 -TOP-SECRET- lApproved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653r C TOP SECRETc Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 0 TOP SECRET 30 June 1961 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN CONTENTS 1, Special Watch Committee findines on the Iraqi threat to Kuwait. I (Page t) 2. Congo: Tshombe's followers appear convinced Katanga can maintain independence. (Page it) 3. Jordan: King Husayn appointing new cabinet; he is un- decided over new elections. (Page it) 4. Venezuela: Security officials believe confederates of Barcelona dissidents may act again soon. (Page it) TOP SECRET AAJ2kroy_eifo_r_R_e_lels_e_:_2_0_22,01/L1_9_0_5_913613F A Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 TURKEY SAUDI ARABIA SELECTED ROADS STATUTE MILES ISO UNCLASSIFIED 31156 610630 Kirkuk BAGHDAD NEUTRAL ZONE KU IT Persian Gulf KUWAIT 30 June 61 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 Map Page Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C0597365 /// OOP SECRET )....\ CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 30 June 1961 DAILY BRIEF LThe Watch Committee at a special meeting on 29 June considered the Iraqi threat to Kuwait and issued the follow- ing statement of its findings:3 [Premier Qasim of Iraq laid claim to the newly independ- ent Sheikhdom of Kuwait on 25 June. Kuwait has responded by declaring an emergency, alerting its troops and announc- ing its determination to defend its territory. The UK Ambas- sador in Baghdad has warned Iraq of British determination to honor its commitment to defend Kuwait if requested. Saudi Arabia had declared that any aggression against Kuwait will be considered an aggression against Saudi Arabia and is moving troops to its borders with Iraq. Iran, the UAR and other Arab States have declared their support for Kuwait. Public Soviet reaction has been limited to a factual report of Qasim's 25 June statement, and there is no evidence of any Soviet or other Bloc support or encouragement of Qasim's positionj [An Iraqi military buildup of sufficient size for an attack on Kuwait is planned and may be underway around Basra about 40 miles from the Kuwait border. Qasim's forces could be in position to launch sudden military action against Kuwait at any time after 30 June. Qasim may attack Kuwait despite opposi- tion from the rest of the Arab world if he feels he can occupy Kuwait city before effective British support can reach the area. In this case, Saudi Arabia will almost certainly become involved, and the possibility exists that other Arab states and Iran may be- come embroiled as well. Dissident groups in Iraq may seize this occasion to launch a coup or attempt to assassinate Qasim..1 CSoviet military intervention in this situation is highly unlikely (Map) -TOP SECRET , \ AApproved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 A Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 Potnte Noire 13andi41 CONGO � Brazzaville Ki lona Tunisia :too Republic of the Congo SUDAN Tunisia Leosioldville \LEOPCADVILIE T ysville irz/ Ghana 120 Bangasiou Liberia Pakistan 240 20 � paTi% K A ancq. Liberia Ghana 420 ApproXimate area nominally controlled by: (=. Kasavubu-Mobulu Gizenga � ' GE) Kalonji in Toombs ' 1651 United Nations Forces Selected road Selected railroad Qat Selected airfield Luputa ORIENTALE Fa VC-7�iir Malaya'. 100 G tango 7000 Ethiopia 1190 thiopia 640 , Malaya vu Bukavu La e Albert Niger 600 Malaya zo UANDA -URUNDI Tahambe 7000 Eli ethville FEDERATION OF RHODES! AND NYASALAND TANGANYIKA ' � � - � - � , ..� - - . . , � . .. -. . 30 June 61 - (- . warm A T . �TTP.PT T .T .Tr:FTTC` ..a' . BULLETIN �Map Page Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 Fr"/Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C0597365� SECRET 0 11 Congo: Tshombets return to Elisabethville and his sub- sequent statements denouncing accords reached earlier with the Ileo government appear to have convinced his followers that Katangan "independence" can be successfully maintained. This attitude in Elisabethville will pose a problem to the UN, which hopes for Katanga's participation in the Congo parlia- ment but does not regard Katanga as entitled to as large a role in any new government as either the Leopoldville or Stanle ville faction. a preference for a government led by Cyrille Adoula, comprising five ministers from Leopoldville, five from Stanleyville, and five others to be drawn from Kasai, Katanga,a.nd other areag Forays into northern Katanga by Congo Army soldiers nominally loyal to Gizenaa have lately become more frequent. 150 Katanga Army troops were flown to Kongolo on 28 June to meet an "invasion threat" from the north. While there is no evidence that the Stanley= yule regime is encouraging such forays at this time, they pose a continuing threat of clashes involving UN or Katanr forces Jordan: 1A new cabinet appointed by Kingilusayn on 26J-une may serve only in an interim capacity pending general elec- tions, The King has been undecided,- however, about whether to hold elections in the near future because he fears that Nasir, who interfered effectively in the Jordanian elections of 1956, would again at- tempt to subvert Husaynts regime. Husayn has eliminated three of the most reactionary, corrupt, and unpopular mem- bers of the previous cabinet:3 (Backup, Page 1) Venezuela: the pocket revolt of right- ist military dissidents which occurred in the provincial city of 30 June 61 DAILY BRIEF ii TOP SEC AApproved for Release: 2020/08/11 CO5973653' 'Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C05973653 TOP SECRET Barcelona on 26 June "has larger extension and strength." other, conspirators "may act again" soon. The Barcelona uprising is illustrative of the continuing political unrest, which is compounded by Vene- zuela's acute economic problems. The quickly suppressed Barcelona uprising was led by two exiled officers who had re-entered the country clan- destinely. Two other prominent rightist officers, long con- nected with Dominican-supported plotting against the Betan- court regime, are known to be still at large in the country SELECTED INTELLIGENCE REPORTS AND ESTIMATES (Available during the preceding week) Nasser and the future of Arab nationalism: outlook for Arab nationalism generally; problems and prospects of the UAR leader and his country including its political and eco- nomic conditions and foreign policy. U.S.I.B. ME 36-61, June 27`61..(S): Outlook for retention of US Azores base rights in the event of certain courses of US action, i. e., continued pressure on Portugal to make reforms in its African territories. U.S.I.B. SNIE 27.2-2-61. June 27'61. (S) Likelihood of major Communist military intentions in main- land Southeast Asia. U.S.I.B. SNIE 10-2-61. June 27'61. 0036930. (TS) 30 June 61 DAILY BRIEF iii TOP SECRET 4NR2y2,91,1,51,12),Te: 2020/08/11 C05973653'0 A c....\Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 C0597365k��.)3,�\ Aew Jordanian Cabinet C:For some time King Husayn has been planning to reorgan- ize the cabinet to give it a more progressive and liberal appear- ance in hopes of inspiring greater popular support for his re- gime. The elimination of the corrupt Faleh Madadha as interi- or minister, of Muhammed Amin Shanqiti, also widely regarded as corrupt, as education minister, and of the arch-conservative Mohammed Ali Jabari as justice minister is at least a step in that direction. The omission of former Foreign Minister Musa Nasir from the new cabinet presumably reflects Husayn's res- ervations about the enthusiasm with which Nasir, a Palestinian, would expound Husayn's views on the Palestine issues currently prominent in inter-Arab relations.2 ..The prime minister will again be Bahjat Talhuni, who will also hold the foreign minister's portfolio. When Talhuni suc- ceeded Hazza Majalli after the latter's assassination in August 1960, there were indications he would serve only in an interim capacity. Husayn, who functions to some extent as his own prime minister, apparently has decided to retain Talhuni at least until parliamentary elections are helsg Elections were to have been held in October 1960, but they were postponed after Majalli was assassinated. The King has expressed a desire to reschedule them for this summer, as fur- ther evidence of his liberal intentions, but Talhuni has opposed him on this. The prime minister reportedly sees no prospect of getting a parliament which would be any more subservient to the government's wishes and he believes there is a good chance that any new parliament would be less manageable:3 Husayn wants to overhaul and improve the efficiency of certain ministries before undertaking general elections. One of these is the Ministry of Interior which Madadha headed and which is especially impor- tant during an election. The King's choice of the popular and capable former mayor of Jerusalem, Hasan Katib, for this post seems well designed to further this 0b1ective77, SECRET 30 June 61 CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN Page 1 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 005973653 Approved for Release: 2020/08/11 005973653 CONFIDENTIAL 0 THE PRESIDENT The Vice President Executive Offices of the White House Special Counsel to the President The Special Assistant for National Security Affairs The Scientific Adviser to the President The Director of the Budget The Director, Office of Civil and Defense Mobilization The Director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration Chairman, Board of Consultants on Foreign Intelligence Activities The Department of State The Secretary of State The Under Secretary of State The Director, International Cooperation Administration The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs The Deputy Under Secretary of State for Administration The Counselor and Chairman of the Policy Planning Council The Director of Intelligence and Research The Treasury Department The Secretary of the Treasury The Under Secretary of the Treasury 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 Assistant Secretary of Defense (International Security Affairs) The Assistant to Secretary of Defense (Special Operations) The Chairman, The Joint Chiefs of Staff Chief of Naval Operations, United States Navy Chief of Staff, United States Air Force Chief of Staff, United States Army Commandant, United States Marine Corps U.S. Rep., Military Committee and Standing Group, NATO Supreme Allied Commander, Europe Commander in Chief, Pacific The Director, The Joint Staff The Director for Intelligence, The Joint Staff The Assistant Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Department of Army The Director of Naval Intelligence, Department of Navy The Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Department of the Air Force The Department of Justice The Attorney General The Federal Bureau of Investigation The Director The Atomic Energy Commission The Chairman The National Security Agency The Director The United States Information Agency The Director The National Indications Center The Director rnivrinrivrtAt. 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