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Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0108002T"1Secret 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin DEPT OF STATE review(s) completed. Top Secret c 214 27 February 1968 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Approved For Releo 27 February 1968 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS Egypt: Government shows uncertainty in dealing with first hostile demonstrations it has ever faced. (Page 2) 25 USSR: Nonproliferation treaty (Page 4) Uruguay-Czechoslovakia: Arms deal (Page 4) Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975410800200001-9 25 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Next 1 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Approved For Releajse 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975A0108g0200001-9 Egypt: The Nasir regime appears uncertain how to handle the first hostile demonstrations it has faced. The first demonstration occurred on 21 February. "Workers" from the southern suburbs of Cairo staged a march ostensibly protesting the "light" sentences given high-level military officers charged with negli- gence during the war last June. The former chief of the air force was given 15 years imprisonment, but two other top officers were acquitted. The protesters demanded death sentences, and police reportedly had to use gunfire to halt them. Agitation has evidently continued and, despite a ban, students rioted in Cairo itself on Sunday. After a Sunday night cabinet session, the government closed the four major universities and all the high schools. in the country. Demonstrations have been banned once again, and the regime has announced that the accused officers will be retried by another court. The government moves may forestall further out- breaks, but the seriousness of the incidents indicates a popular mood the Nasir regime has never previously had to face. The demonstrations underscore the ma- laise and frustration arising from the humiliation of the Egyptian defeat last June. The spontaneity of the dem- onstrations is open to question, but the identity and mo- tives of possible organizers are unknown. Although stiffer sentences for the accused might appease disaffected civilians, such sentences would at the same time increase resentment among the military. The military is already bitter over receiving the blame for the defeat at the hands of the Israelis, and, in some cases, restive under "retraining" by Soviet military advisers. (continued) 27 Feb 68 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975Ag10800200001-9 Approved For Rele The regime's problem with hostile sentiment will be compounded by the absence of any visible progress in getting the Israelis to withdraw from occupied Eyyp- tian territory. 27 Feb 68 Approved For Rel - 00200001-9 25 25 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Approved For ReI NOTES USSR: Soviet diplomats recently have been lobby- ing for the US-Soviet draft nonproliferation treaty. The draft is still before the disarmament conference in Geneva. Representations have been made in New Delhi and Tokyo, and the Russian delegate at Geneva privately made an impassioned defense of the treaty against Rumanian criticism. In Moscow, the envoys of Austria, Italy, India, Japan, Burma, Brazil, and Chile have been approached for support. Brezhnev and Kosygin have emphasized in major speeches the importance Moscow attaches to acceptance to the treaty. Uruguay-Czechoslovakia: The Uruguayan police have proposed buying small arms from Czechoslovakia. Military leaders have ex- pressed concern with proposed reductions in US mili- tary aid at a time when the government's planned aus- terity program threatens to stir Communist-inspired labor agitation and increased urban unrest. President Pacheco Areco has yet to approve the purchase, which is to include submachine guns and ammunition, and there is still some possibility that the deal will not go through. 27Feb68 Approved For T-1 ---- qf)f),J/Q4/1Ft - - 00200001-9 25X1 25X 25X1 25 25X1 TOp $ec etor Release 2003/04/18: CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9 Top Secret Approved For Release 2003/04/18 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO10800200001-9