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September 12, 1974
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Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09T00207RO01000020124-6 12 SEP 1974 By Jeremiah O'Leary Star-News Staff Writer Rep. Michael Harrington, D-Mass., today was to dis- close more details about CIA activities in Chile that were intended to contribute to the downfall of the Marxist regime of the late President Salvador Allende. Harrington scheduled a press conference and in- formed sources said he would be making more revelations of how the Cen- tral Intelligence Agency ran a clandestine operation against Allende in the peri- od from his election in 1970 until a few weeks before he was overthrown by the mili- tary a year ago. Harrington's first disclo- sures were based on testimony given in secret to a House 1committee last April by CIA Director Wil- liam Colby, generally spell- ing out how the agency spent nearly $11 million against Allende on specific authorization of the "40 Committee," headed by Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger. INFORMED sources also told the Star-News that Colby would return to Capi- tol Hill today to discuss the CIA-Chile operation with a group of legislators. But it was not immediately known whether Colby would ap- pear before the House and Senate committees that oversee CIA operations or some other group of legisla- tors. Meanwhile, chairman Frank Church of the Senate subcommittee on multina- tional corporations, said last night he expected his staff to report to him before the end of the week on whether there is a prima facie case of perjury in the testimony of two former State Department officials who appeared before his subcommittee in April 1973. Church ordered the sub- committee staff to study the testimony given during hearings on ITT activities cials are no longer denying that the "40 Committee" ordered the expenditure of millions of dollars against Allende but they do deny that the United'States had anything to do with the Sept. 11, 1973 military revolt or that Colby ever testified that the money was to be used for "destabilization" of the Allende regime. in Chile by former Ass't. IT IS KNOWN from the Secretary of State Charles most informed sources that A. Meyer and the former some of the covert U.S. ambassador to Chile, Ed- expenditures in Chile were ward M. Korry. Both men, used for the support of the now no longer in govern- anti-Allende newspaper, El ment, testified under oath Mercurio. U.S. officials thah the United States justify the support for scrupulously adhered to Chile's largest newspaper apolicy of non-intervention on the grounds that Allende during the Allende period.. was trying to cut off. their supply of news print and CHURCH SAID that if the that Cuba and the Soviet subcommittee staff finds Union were secretly sup- discrepancies in the testi- I porting Allende's efforts to mony in relation to Harring- create a Marxist state in ton's disclosures of large- Chile. scale CIA funding of Chi- has de- lean opposition institutions, ,l A pd sincca Harrington's he wold reconvene subcom- veloped mittee hearings on Chile disclosures last weekend is nd rthe two wit- that all four State Depart- and recall ment witnesses were aware nesses. rch said two other tof the "10 Committee" ac- Church Department witnesses to ho h program, but managed told a House committee edge their testimony testimony be- told they were asked only that there was no U.S. vague cause questions. government intervention against Allende but the "They just didn't ask the Church subcommittee has right questions," said one no primary prerogative for official familiar with the calling them to testify. They testimony of the State De- calling former Ass't. Secretary partment witnesses. Har- of State Jack B. Kubisch, rington's first disclosures now ambassador to Greece, were based on his scrutiny and the present Deputy of secret testimony by Ass't. Secretary for Latin Colby before the House America Harry Shlaude- Armed Services subcommit- man. tee which oversees CIA High-ranking U.S. offi- operations and he was ex- pected to divulge more de- tails today. 00870 Approved For Release 2011/08/09: CIA-RDP09T00207RO01000020124-6