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NOT RELEASABLE TO FOREIGN NATIONALS CONTINUED CONTROL CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 10 April 1956 SC No. 01273/56 Copy No. ;'.U1 V- il CIA a,. 37044 FiEV1EWEB. OFFICE OF CURRENT INTELLIGENCE CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY 0/010 V 0001, ,:oodddY~a:FCf~fo~,9,iY3~~~/ This document contains information affecting the national defense of the United States within the meaning of the espio- nage laws, U. S. Code title 18, Sections 793, 794,and 798, the transmission or the revelation of the contents of which in any manner to an unauthorized person is prohibited by law. THIS DOCUMENT MUST BE KEPT IN COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE CHANNELS AT ALL TIMES It is to be seen only by U. S. personnel especially indoctrinated and authorized to receive COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE information. The security of this document must be main- tained in accordance with COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE REGULATIONS. gained, unless such action is first approved by the Director of Central No action is to be taken on any COMMUNICATIONS INTELLIGENCE which may be contained herein, regardless of the advantage to be Intelligence. Approved For Rele 'b 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T0097 4002500140001-8 Comments and interpretations in this publication are based on all sources, including COMINT, and repre- sent the immediate views of the Office of Current In- telligence. The classification of a comment is noted separately only when it is higher than that of the re- port commented on. Approved For Release 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A002500140001-8 Approved For Reletase 2000/ P79T009W5A002500140001-8 25X1A CONTENTS 1. MIKOYAN SIGNS AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FURTHER ECONOMIC AID TO COMMUNIST CHINA (page 3). 25X1A 2. BULGARIAN PREMIER CRITICIZED BY PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE (page 4). 25X1A 25X611 3. CAMBODIA TO ESTABLISH RELATIONS WITH USSR 25X1A (page 5). 4. 5. SPANISH-MOROCCAN TALKS INCONCLUSIVE (page 7). THE ARAB-ISRAELI SITUATION 25X1 A page 8) 25X1A 25X1A 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 2 Approved For Release 2000/ 79T00975A002500140001-8 Approved For Release 0095A002500140001-8 25X1A 1. MIKOYAN SIGNS AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE FURTHER ECONOMIC AID TO COMMUNIST CHINA 25X1A 25X1A Comment on: First Deputy Premier Mikoyan on 7 April in Peiping signed an agree- ment promising continued Soviet support for the economic development of Communist China. While the new commitments do not increase the current annual level of Soviet assistance to China, they extend Soviet support well into the Chinese Second Five-Year Plan (1958-1962). Under the agreement the USSR will build 55 new industrial enterprises in China. These are in addition to 156 enterprises provided for in Sino-Soviet agreements of 1953 and 1954. The 55 new projects are to cost China 2. 5 billion rubles ($625,000,000 at the official rate of exchange). No loan appears to have been granted to finance this sum, which is to be defrayed "through trade procedures:' A Pravda editorial of 8 April which expressed admiration for Chinese achievements predicted that Communist China would "create its own powerful in- dustry within the first two to three Five Year Plans:' This is more optimistic than statements by Chinese Communists, who have anticipated that it would take three Five Year Plans to become "basically" industrialized and the rest of this cen- tury to become "highly" industrialized. Pravda also explicitly called to the atten- tion of non-Communist underdeveloped countries the impres- sive record of Chinese progress with Soviet aide -(Prpared by ORR) 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 3 25X1A Approved For Release 2 975A002500140001-8 25X1A Approved For Release 2 09N5A002500140001-8 25X1A 25X1A 25X1A 2. BULGARIAN PREMIER CRITICIZED BY PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE The resolution of the Bulgarian Com- munist Party's central committee criticizing Premier Chervenkov clearly foreshadows some limitation on Cher- venkov's powers, if not his removal as premier. The resolution, published on 8 April,, condemns the "cult surrounding the person of comrade Vulko Cherven- kov" and says it led to unilateral decisions harming both the party and state. While several of the Satellite parties have pleaded guilty to fostering the cult of personality, the Bul- garians are the only ones to attribute it to their top political leader. There is no indication yet as to how much Chervenkov's powers will be circumscribed. As a move to "completely liquidate the cult of personality," the Bulgarian party secretariat has been expanded from three to five mem- bers. The background of the two new members, Encho Staikov and Boyars Bulgaranov, suggests an attempt to maintain the balance between the "Muscovite" and "nativist" elements in the party. There may be a reluctance to replace Chervenkov with the present number-two man, Deputy Premier Anton Yugov, who belongs to the "nativist" group. In order to keep the "nativists" within bounds, an attempt may be made to set up a "collegial" system spreading power among several, in- cluding Yugov and possibly a "reformed" Chervenkov. As recently as February Chervenkov ap- peared to be in a strong position. He went to Moscow to negotiate an agreement for Soviet economic credits of $92,000,000, and he also addressed the Soviet 20th Party Congress as leader of the Bulgarian party delegation. 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 4 25X1A Approved For Releas T00975A002500140001-8 Approved For Release 20 0095A002500140001-8 25X1A 25X1A 3. CAMBODIA TO ESTABLISH RELATIONS WITH USSR A Soviet embassy will be established in Phnom Penh this June, according to Cambodian minister of agriculture Hoeur Lay Inn. He said either he or Finance Minister Mau Say would be ap- pointed Cambodian ambassador to Moscow, to take up res- idence there in November. Comment After his return last February from Peiping, Prince Sihanouk told Ameri- can officials that the Soviet charge there had pressed him on the establishment of official relations and that he was stalling but doubted he could avoid doing something. Until the USSR's recent shift in favor of Cambodia's admission to the United Nations, Sihanouk had cited Moscow's negative position on that issue as sufficient reason not to exchange recognition. 25X1A 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 5 Approved For Release 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A002500140001-8 25X6 Approved For Release 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO02500140001-8 Approved For Release 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO02500140001-8 Approved For Release 2 09JW5A002500140001-8 25X1A 5. SPANISH-MOROCCAN TALKS INCONCLUSIVE 25X1A The final sessions of the Spanish- Moroccan talks in Madrid were reportedly "stormy," according to the American embassy in Madrid. ny troublesome points were left unsettled, such as the future of the presidios of Ceuta and Melilla, whose return was reportedly requested by the Moroccans Spanish fears that the privileges granted to France by a united Morocco would exceed and prejudice those granted to Spain reportedly underlay the differences between the two parties. The Moroccans re- j ected Spanish efforts to make the transfer to Morocco of full powers in the Spanish zone conditional on the achieve- ment of "genuine independence" of the French zone. Further negotiations, which may be protracted, are scheduled for 7 May, Comment The Spanish-Moroccan declaration and protocol of 7 April was undoubtedly in- tended to equate Spain's position in a?united Morocco to that of France as well as to ensure a voice for Spain in Moroccan affairs. 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 7 25X1A Approved For Release 2000/08/29 : CIA-RDP79T00975A002500140001-8 Approved For Reese 2000/ 9T00$~5A002500140001-8 25X1A THE ARAB-ISRAELI SITUATION (Information as of 1700, 9 April) Clashes between Israeli forces and Arab terrorist raiders in Israel multiplied as the Israelis took extra security precautions and began round-up operations against the terrorists. While the series of incidents since 5 April indicates an increased willingness on the part of both sides to risk war, there is no evidence now available that either side has decided to launch full-scale hostilities in the immediate future or that either is 25X1 A flict. 25X1A The American army attache in Cairo notes that Egyptian press accounts of terrorist activity, reproducing without comment Israeli communiques, appear to be acknowledg- ments of the,general truth of these reports. Deports of terror- ist activities last fall were similarly handled by the Egyptian press. Egypt. . the Baltic on 29 March and are, believed en route for delivery i 25X1 C four unidentified vessels "not above mine sweeper size" passed Gibraltar and entered the Mediterranean during the early even- ing hours on 4 April. Unidentified vessels, possibly the same group, were reported southeast of the Balearic Islands at noon 6 April. These craft may be the 3,100-ton Polish merchant ship and the four vessels bearing Polish pennants which emerged from 25X1 A 10 Apr 56 Current Intelligence Bulletin Page 8 25X1A Approved For Release 2000/ P79T00975A002500140001-8