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October 2, 1974
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Approved For Release 2007;0-2/24: CIA-RDP79-00957AO00100070041-8 [See attached typed version] y y s 0..r .}.. ~. V . ~ ?:~ !} e ~ ~.4k. '.;-be L ewe # 4z23' ^P x sr ^. iv c " 1 M .... I i f 4) is -I ax r. an em 'n ?? a Co `?. x..9 ;a ,I Approved For Release 2007/02/24: CIA-RD'P79-00957AO00100070041-8 Approved For Release 2007/02/24: CIA-RDP79-00957AO00100070041-8 BEST COPY Available Approved For Release 2007/02/24: CIA-RDP79-00957AO00100070041-8 Approved For Release 2007/02/24: CIA-RDP79-00957A000100070041-8 By BARRY SCHWEID Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP -- The House Foreign Affairs Committee has gained assurances from Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and CIA Director William E. Colby that it will be advised :in advance of any future covert operations abroad. "We wanted to get this first step done, " Rep. Dante B. Fascell, D-Fla. , a principal proponent of broader House review, said in an interview Wednesday. "The other issue that ought to be examined now as a matter of national policy is whether our country should be involved in such operations, " he said. Until now, on the House side, the Central Intelligence Agency has briefed only an armed services subcommittee headed by Rep. Lucien Nedzi, D-Mich. As a result, Fascell said, the foreign policy implications of CIA operations such as the activities in Chile against former President Salvador Allende were not reviewed. You would know covert activities were occurring, by normal conclusion and osmoisis, " he said, "but it was not possible for our committee to get the information. We could never get a direct answer. " In hearings last year after Allende was overthrown, Fascell's inter-American subcommittee called State Department and CIA officials. "All of that testimony led to one specific end, " Fascell said. "Either the State Department people couldn't tell us or wouldn't tell us. State's response generally was 'you'll have to get it from CIA. ' And when Colby testified he said, 'I can't give you that, I can and will give it to the appropriate subcommittee. ' "This whole arrangement has been totally unsatisfactory. " Colby's testimony before the Nedzi panel led to disclosure last month of covert anti-Allende programs in 1946 and from 1969 to 1973. Kissinger heads the supersecret Committee of Forty which gave itsapproval. On the Senate side, covert information is given only to a special subcommittee headed by Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss. The staff director of the Foreign Relations Committee, Pat M. Holt, said no senator had requested a comparable arrangement and that none was in prospect. 10-02 Approved For Release 2007/02/24: CIA-RDP79-00957A000100070041-8