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Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975A01960 d t0 25X1 DIRECTORATE OF INTELLIGENCE Central Intelligence Bulletin Secret N2 42 24 July 1971 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 Approved For Release 2003/06/25"~I`A`U 79T00975A019600040001-0 No. 0176/71 24 July 1971 Central Intelligence Bulletin CONTENTS LIBERIA: Pro-Western Vice President William Tolbert's accession to the presidency has gone smoothly. (Page 1) Sadat speech. (Page 2) SUDAN: Numayri's forces are mopping up partisans of the coup group. (Page 3) USSR: The demotion of Politburo member Gennady Voronov, an independent, is probably the first in a series of changes. (Page 4) TURKEY: Marxist Turkish Labor Party banned. (Page 6) USSR: Submarines to Mediterranean (Page 7) WEST GERMANY PAKISTAN: Debt repayment (Page 7) CHILE: Foreign-exchange reserves (Page 8) Approved For Release 2003/06/ IJ-79T00975A019600040001-0 Approved For Release 2003/06/g' , 4fP79T00975A019600040001-0 LIBERIA: Vice President William Tolbert has succee end President Tubman, who died yesterday in a William V. S. Tubman London hospital. The initial transfer of power appears to be going relatively smoothly, although some behind-the- scenes maneuvering by am- bitious politicians is in- evitable. Tolbert has nu- merous enemies--including some within the local power structure--who may eventually challenge him. There have been several unconfirmed rumors in re- cent weeks of secret ma- neuverings within the leg- islature aimed at either preventing Tolbert from taking office, or making his accession temporary, subject to a special elec- tion. Tolbert's rivals may have spread these stories to encourage the idea that strong opposi- tion to the vice president was building. Tolbert, like the late president, is committed to a pro-Western foreign pol- icy and the continuation of Liberia's historicall close ties with the US. Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/06t&- CIAFRbP79T00975A019600040001-0 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 SECRET EGYPT: Cairo's growing sense of frustration and resignation were evident in a lengthy speech by Presi- dent Sadat last night. Sadat began his address to the opening session of the Arab Socialist Union (ASU) with a review of the domestic situation and emphasized the need to create a strong, modern state that would be able to overcome future adversities. He called for "open dialogue and democracy" within the ASU, Egypt's sole legal political organization, and harkened back to the recent purge of that body by vowing that the ASU is "there to serve and not to rule." Future adminis- tration changes were promised as Sadat stated that he intended to reform the office of the presidency. Sadat went on to voice his sadness at the present state of affairs in the Arab world, and launched a bitter attack on King Husayn for his recent actions against the Palestinian guerrillas. Employing the harshest language used in public by any Egyptian in recent years, Sadat accused Husayn of "prevaricating," and said he was no longer able to believe Husayn. Sadat also stated that Husayn must bear the respon- sibility for the "crimes which have taken place in Jordan." In discussing the continuing stalemate with Israel, Sadat restated his earlier vow that 1971 was a decisive year, but went further and vowed that he would "not allow 1971 to pass without this battle being decided." Despite his obvious pessimism, how- ever, the Egyptian President left the door open for a peaceful settlement to the problem by stating that he would "never stop looking for any road leading to Oft peace if there is a chance for peace." 25X1 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 200,30~,G,)A-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 "Ek Approved For Release 2003/0Cft P79T00975A019600040001-0 SUDAN: Scattered fighting continues as Numayri's forces mop up partisans of the leftist coup group, The fighting centered in south Khartoum yester- day while the armored units that spearheaded Numayri's countercoup searched for rebels. Shelling by tanks in the area of the Presidential Palace resulted in some damage to the British Embassy and the US mission building, where a Marine guard was wounded. Earlier in the day, a funeral procession was held for 19 sen- ior officers who had been machine gunned by the junta as the Numayri forces closed on the palace Thursday afternoon. 25X1 Four special military tribunals were formed by Numayri to try members of the junta. Late yesterday, Major Hashim al-Atta, who led the anti-Numayri putsch on 19 July, was sentenced to be executed by a firing squad along. with a member of his junta and the two army commanders who had helped him seize power. Sudanese radio claimed that the sentences had been carried out, but a Numayri aide was quoted in a press report from Cairo to the effect that they had not been as of late yesterday. In Libya, the state radio announced that the two members of Atta's group whom they had been hold- ing, Babakr al-Nur Uthman and Faruq Hamdallah, had been dispatched to Khartoum, presumably for trial and possible execution. Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2003/O'2RIE-'IFDP79T00975A019600040001-0 Approved For Release 200~,Ke , RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 USSR: Politburo member Gennady Voronov's gov- ernmental demotion strikes at an independent in the Soviet leadership who has increasingly differed with General Secretary Brezhnev and his allies. On 22 July Voronov relinquished the premiership of the Russian Federation (the dominant republic in the USSR) to assume the inconsequential post of chairman of the People's Control Committee. The sharp decline in his status follows a series of other reversals. In February Voronov's chief deputy for six years was replaced by an official with career ties to Brezhnev. Brezhnev's ranking of the Polit- buro at the party congress this spring showed a steep slide for Voronov in the five years since the 1966 congress. The 60-year-old Voronov does not appear to be closely associated with other members of the leader- ship, although he appeared to receive some support Gennady Voronov from another independent, senior secretary Suslov, last fall. Voronov's in- dependent and outspoken views have clearly antag- Dnized other leaders. His rivalry with Brezhnev's unofficial deputy, Kir:il- enko, goes back to early 1960s. His persistent advocacy of more agricul- tural reform at a lower cost contradicted the wishes of First Deputy Premier Polyansky and the agricultural program an- nounced by Brezhnev last summer. Voronov's demotion is the first of a likely series of changes that Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 20 M EUfA-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 SECRET seemed foreshadowed by the expansion of the Polit- buro at the party congress in April. By precedent, Voronov's new post does not entitle him to member- ship on the Politburo. Moreover, in his new post he replaces a protege of trade union chief Shelepin, another Politburo member in decline and the onl in- cumbent ranked below Vo"I ov at the congress. 25X1 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 SECRET TURKEY: The banning of the Marxist Turkish Labor Party removes the only leftist party from the political spectrum. The party was charged with violating the con- stitution, which requires that political parties operate within the framework of the democratic sec- ular state and forbids them from advocating special rights for minorities. At a recent party conven- tion, declarations reportedly were made against "fascism" and in favor of Kurdish rights. Several party leaders including the chairman are under de- tention for promoting Kurdish separatism. The constitutional court's unanimous decision to ban the party will place a heavy damper on the political activities of the left for several years at least. Turkish law forbids members of an out- lawed party either to form or join another polit- ical party for five years. Some of the early mem- bers of the party, including its first president, had already resigned from the party and presumably will not be under the blanket restraint. There will probably be no attempt to form a new socialist party for several months, or at least until the air has cleared. First organized in early 1961 in the period of political permissiveness that followed the military revolution the year before, the Turkish Labor Party never attained its hoped-for strength and influence. Although its representation was always small, mem- bership in parliament gave the party a sounding board and a source of official information. It also helped to marshal the forces of the political left, which in turn spawned a radical element. This small but extremist group unleashed the cam- paign of terrorism that ultimately led to military intervention and the downfall of the Demirel gov- ernment. 24 Jul 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 6 Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/06/2C1'P79T00975A019600040001-0 USSR: Five Soviet F-class submarines that entere"he Norwegian Sea on 22 July are probably en route to the Mediterranean. These diesel attack units will most likely replace the six Z-class sub- marines that have been operating in the Mediterra- nean for nearly four months. A surface force of two destroyers, a frigate, a cruiser, and an oiler recently returned to Baltic waters following a lengthy deployment in the Mediterranean. The Med- iterranean force currently consists of 26 surface combatants and submarines, a normal level for this time of year. WEST GERMANY - PAKISTAN: Bonn has advised Is- lamaba in no uncertain terms" that it faces the possibility of a cutoff of aid funds already in the pipeline if it does not resume debt service payments. West Germany is believed to be the first country to make such a threat, although other Western nations are holding off new aid commitments. No information is available on any deadline set by Bonn, but it may be October because Pakistan's unilateral six-month moratorium on debt payments to all official credi- tors expires then. Meanwhile, West Germany has de- cided to provide an additional $2.7 million for the East Pakistani refugees in India. (continued) Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 25X1 SECRET Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 Approved For Release 20(SINI$E A-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 CHILE: Foreign-exchange reserves are continu- ing tofall sharply. The decline from about $350 million at the end of last year to less than $200 million in July reflects swelling imports, lower exports, and the adverse reaction of foreign credi- tors to Chile's nationalistic economic policies. Imports are rising because of agricultural produc- tion shortfalls and the increased demand generated by Allende's populist measures, while exports have been hurt by lower copper prices and operating dif- ficulties arising from moves to nationalize the large copper mines. As a result of the squeeze on reserves, Chile has increased restrictions on travel abroad and is exaggerating the damages caused by the recent earthquake in hopes of obtaining more foreign aid. 24 Jul 71 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2001'29,'A-RDP79T00975A019600040001-0 Secreipproved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0 Secret Approved For Release 2003/06/25 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO19600040001-0