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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207ROO1000020076-0 /I .1 eus x-u. i. Envoy ' 11 of '70 Offer to Ciiiie, By Adolfo G. Merino Special to The Washinston Post The Nixon administration ? He said Washington had offered Chile "an incredibly I proposed to underwrite Chi- cleat Salvador Allende to corl- pensate. three nationali::cd U.S.-based firms, it was learned yesterday. in 1970 to enable the former government of Marxist Presi- "To reach an accommoda- tion," he said, "the U.S. of- fered Allende a deal which could only be described as the most incredibly generous package we have ever offered #ny government in an eco- nomic relationship." any }t minion. ity in Chile, has called top ,The U.S. government made congressional leaders to cuss o contributions to any of the Ivilite Mouse today to disease whether such covert opera- candidates," he said. "This was tions should be abolished. a. departure fromthe policy of Korry indicated that Al- the Kennedy and Johnson ad- lende, who died in a military ministrations which, during coup last year, received the of- the campaign for the 1964 Chi- fer from the Unitd States in lean election, provided consid- early 1971 after his govern- enable support for thra election went had nationalized the Chi- of President (Edurardo) lean operatlol,s of three U.S.-~ Fredi." based firms, International Tel-I Korry said the United ephone and Telegraph Corp.1 States had infiltrated the lead-' pnd two co;,per companies--Iership of Chile's Communist Georgetown University. UP] obtained a copy of the statc- ment in the wake of a disc?lt,- sure that the Central Intelli- gence Agency secretly funded efforts to "destabilize" the Al- lende government. President Ford, whom Mon- lean bonds with "the full faith and credit of the American Treasury, if the Allende re- g;ime would negotiate a settie- mont with ITT and the two cooper companies." Iiorry said A11elidc rejected The U.S. offer wad disclo?ed i the offer "for ideological ree by Eri; rd Iiorry, former U ."N. sons," fearing that e svould lc.e re)crtedit. KOTrv also I\1 irxist-Socialist ,:;ov(,nn,rn! aiQ?T~it~'d' `tt itea refused b} acre} t p help iron n t!Ic a request from Allende for it kited States. $1 million contribution to hiss Allende felt, Korry said. 1970 presidential campaign. that if he accdpted thod deal- Korry made the statement' ;nd tie told nit' this himscli-- at an Aug. 15 seminar a' there would he no `Chilean revolution' ." Korry said that during the 10'!!1 ('hiln?,rh nrncir{t..,ti.,l ('1('r- i tions, the U.S. embassy was apprached lot- contributions by "high-level fund-raisers" of all three candidates. lie said Allende's fund-raiser asked for knew exactly what their inten- tions were toward U.S. invest-', ments when they came to: power . .. but we were pre- pared to bend backwards to try to reach some kind of agreement with Allende," he said. 00145 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09TOO207RO01000020076-0