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Approved For Release 2004/01/15: CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120 1-8 ion Secret Central Intelligence Bulletin State Department review completed Top Secret 204 25X1 C RETURN TO ARCHIVES gf _ j,a ' 15 September 1973 IMMgUW o6 '~o0&elease 2004/01/15: CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 r 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A025200120001-8 Central Intelligence Bulletin CHILE: Junta continues to consolidate its rule. (Page 1) ARGENTINA: Reaction to Chile coup sharpens politi- cal divisions within Peronist government. (Page 4) EGYPT: President Sadat expected to appoint two moderates to cabinet. (Page 6) FOR THE RECORD: (Page 9) 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved ForlRelease 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A02520P120001-8 Approved For Releas CCHILE: The junta continues to consolidate its hold on the country, and indications are increasing that the armed forces and carabineros intend to re- main in power for some time. Armed opposition appears to be tapering off, but military and police units are still flushing out snipers in Santiago and. dealing with resistance in the mines. Former army commander Prats appeared on television yesterday to deny that he is leading a resistance movement. Prats declared that he will soon be leaving the country. The government is beginning to turn more of its attention toward the critical economic situation. A new system has been set up for distribution of com- modities, and banks are scheduled to reopen on Monday. wants to depoliticize the country. Its dissolution of Congress and strict proscription of military con- tacts with politicians are signs that an early call for elections is unlikely. According to the consti- tution, the next scheduled balloting would take place in 1976. Current plans could change if the problems of governing seem intractable or if frustration erodes determination to rebuild the nation's economic, so- cial, and political structures. Avoidance of direct involvement in government is a. deeply rooted tradi- tion in the armed forces and police. A new military- carabinero ethic may grow within the services, how- ever, as the failure of the old political system is used to justify their assumption of power. In very practical terms, the use of a mailed fist against die-hard leftists will make the new regime reluctant to depart until it is convinced that those who would take revenge could never again come to power. 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin (continued) 1 I 25X1 25X1 25X1 Approved For Relea0e 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200020001-8 Approved For Rele 25X1 25X1 Failure to respect diplomatic norms could cost the junta needed international support. The UN Se- curity Council will meet on Monday to hear Cuba's complaints of Chilean attacks against its embassy. In Western Europe, official opinion and the media have condemned the coup and expressed hope for a quick return to constitutional government. Govern- ment leaders in West Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland--all Social Democrats--have made public state- ments condemning the coup, and a Socialist cabinet minister in Belgium has promised to try to block his country's recognition of the new regime. Sweden has frozen its development aid program to Chile, and Finland may follow suit. Left-wing elements in a number of European cities have taken to the streets in demonstrations that have.been peaceful thus far. A common theme of many of the protests is the alleged complicity of the US, with the CIA, ITT, and Kennecott specifi- cally identified as being involved. (continued) 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 3 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25290120001-8 25X1 Approved For CReaction to the coup among the more orthodox Eastern European countries has been relatively re- strained, suggesting that moderation best, serves current Soviet policy interests. Small anti-US demonstrations have taken place in Yugoslavia, how- ever, and both Belgrade and Bucharest have weighed in with strong condemnations. Belgrade's reaction has been by far the sharp- est, and reflects both its long-time commitment to nonalignment and its special interest in the suc- cess of Allende, the Western Hemisphere's only elected Marxist. Yugoslav ire was highlighted by vandalism against the US Consulate in Zagreb and later demonstrations at US offices in Belgrade. On 13 September, the authoritative Belgrade daily Borba publicly accused Washington, noting that "pressures from the USA, open or hidden, came one after another." This and other strong condemnations in the press prob- ably reflect Tito's personal anger and may pave the way for further accusations. In contrast, the Romanians only hinted at for- eign involvement, claiming that the coup was "pro- voked by reactionary forces, in league with imperial- ism." In addition to expressing "indignation," a declaration by the party Central Committee called for the "immediate cessation" of "acts of terror." I I 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Relea0e 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A025400120001-8 Approved For Rele ARGENTINA: Divisions within the Peronist gov- ernment have been further emphasized by sharply divergent reactions to the coup in Chile. The deep rift between the left and right wings of the Peronist movement has been sharpened by a debate on how to deal with the Chilean coup. The immediate issues concern the questions of prompt recognition of the junta and the shipment of emer- gency medical supplies to Santiago. CIn a stormy session on 13 September the Senate passed a resolu- tion calling on the executive branch not to recog- nize the new government and to withdraw the Argen- tine Embassy from Santiago. Such resolutions, how- ever, are not binding on the government .3 Leftists, including Peronist youth, have seized on the Chilea issue to stir up nationalist and anti- US sentiment. In fact, the US Embassy has received a report that the extreme leftist People's Revolu- tionary Army, a non-Peronist group, is planning a "spectacular" action against the US mission this weekend in retaliation for the Chilean coup '31 Left- ists are playing on fears, prevalent across the political spectrum, that the junta could undertake the "Brazilianization" of Chile, thus completing the "encirclement" of Argentina. Peron has paid lip service to the leftist point of view by publicly condemning the coup and suggest- ing US complicity--a line that appears calculated to retain the support of radical youth. 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 25X1 25X1 25X1 (continued) Approved For Relea0e 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A02P200120001-8 25X1 Approved For Rele Given the depth of the rift between left- and right-wing forces in Argentina, it will be no easy task for Peron to maintain this balancing act in- definitely. 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 5 25X1 25X1 Approved For Relea$e 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A025'200120001-8 Approved For Releas EGYPT: President Sadat may soon appoint two prominent moderates to his cabinet, giving further impetus to his recent moves away from socialism. I Ithe US Interests Section in Cairo has reported that Sadat is currently meet- ing with Sayyid Marai, 'whom Sadat removed as sec- retary general of the Arab Socialist Union early this year, preparatory to naming Marai prime minis- ter. The appointment reportedly will be made some time before the end of this month and will be ac- companied by the reappointment of General Muhammad Ahmad Sadiq as War Minister. Sadiq was dismissed from that post last October. 25X1 25X1 IMoreover, the rehabilitation of Marai and Sadiq--who are both anti- socialist--would correspond with other measures Sadat is experimenting with to move Egypt away from socialism. Sadat has given prominence recently to his plans for a policy shift that would reorient Egypt's socialist base and permit a greater balance in relations with both East and West. Marai appears never to have been in great dis- favor; his dismissal from the ASU post came largely because he did not whole-heartedly support the sweep- ing nature of the purge of ASU leftists conducted in February and March. He has since served as a presidential assistant. Sadiq is a fervent anti- Soviet who was dismissed last year when Sadat was pressing hard to obtain advanced military equipment from the Soviets. Sadat: has now adopted an attitude of friendly aloofness toward the Soviets that could permit Sadiq's return. Sadiq is a popular figure among younger army officers, and there has long been dissatisfaction in this moval. 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 6 25X1 Approved For Rele se 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975125200120001-8 25X1 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 Next 2 Page(s) In Document Exempt Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 Approved For Rele USSR-UN: Soviet Foreign Minister Gromyko ar- rives in New York tomorrow to attend the opening on Tuesday of the UN General Assembly. Officials in Moscow have indicated that Gromyko plans to spend about ten days in the US and wants to come to Wash- ington for high-level discussions similar to those he has had in the past? 25X1 25X1 25X1 *These items were prepared by CIA without consulta- tion with the Departments of State and Defense. 15 Sep 73 Central Intelligence Bulletin 25X1 Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975A02520012000P-8 25X1 AAproved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8 Top Secret Top Secret Approved For Release 2004/01/15 : CIA-RDP79T00975AO25200120001-8