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Approved For Re4pW 2002/05/20: CIA-RDP79T01146A0250002-1 TOP SECRET SECURITY INFORMATION US OFFICIALS ONLY TOP SECRET SUPPLEMENT 12 September 1952 CIA No. 49800 Copy No. 3 8 TO THE CURRENT INTELLIGENCE DIGEST (including S/S Cables) Not for dissemination outside O/CI and O/NE. Office of Current Intelligence CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY This digest of significant reports has been prepared primarily for the internal use of the Office of Current Intelligence. It does not represent a complete coverage of all current reports in CIA or in the Office of Current Intelligence. Comments represent the immediate views of the Office of Current Intelligence. State Dept. declassification & release instructions on file TOP SE CR E T SECURITY INFORMATION Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146A001200250002-1 Approved For Teas 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146A0? 00250002-1 Nr f"01 THIS MATERIAL CONTAINS INFORMATION AFFECTING THE NATIONAL DEFENSE OF THE UNITED STATES WITHIN THE MEANING OF THE ESPIONAGE LAWS, TITLE 18, USC, SECS. 793 AND 794, THE TRANSMISSION OR REVELATION OF WHICH IN ANY MANNER TO AN UNAUTHORIZED PERSON IS PROHIBITED BY LAW. 1. Chinese Communists negotiate purchase of Chilean copper: The Chinese Communist Government has reportedly negotiated the purchase of 6,000 tons of electrolytic copper from Chile. The transaction is being handled through middlemen in Switzerland who are reputedly able to furnish the affidavit of final destination necessary for obtaining possession of the copper in Chile. The copper will be routed via Antwerp 25X1 A and Gdynia. Comment: During the period of the US-Chilean copper agreement, from 8 May 1951 to 2 May 1952, known and probable diversions of Chilean copper to the Orbit totalled 13,361 tons. None of this is known to have gone to China. The Central Bank of Chile, which administers copper sales, demands that foreign purchasers supply non-re-export guarantees, but has approved purchase orders with only cursory investigation. The Chilean Government recently indicated that it would accept a delivery verification cer- tificate procedure on a government-to-government basis. 2. Afghanistan rejects Soviet protest on oil-drilling operation: e g an Government has rejected the Soviet demarche protesting preparations by a French firm to drill for oil in northern Afghanistan, claiming that the oil- drilling project is a purely internal matter. The Afghan Foreign Minister has stressed to the American Embassy the seriousness of the Soviet protest, the possibility of unrest if the government fails to improve economic conditions in northern Afghanistan, the friendship Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : Cl -RDP79T01146A001200250041.1 Sept 52 1? Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T0114A/W200250002-1 TOP SECRET of Afghanistan for the United States and its desire for American assistance. The Foreign Minister said that settle- ment of the frontier dispute with Pakistan was now essential, though he failed to indicate whether Afghanistan was pre- pared to offer any concessions. (S S/S Kabul 125 and 126, 10 Sept 52) Comment: There is no evidence that the USSR plans drastic ac ion at the momenta On the other hand, it is pre- sumably prepared to increase pressure on the Afghan Govern- ment if. this and UN-conducted economic project's in north Afghanistan are not abandoned. Afghan ability to withstand Soviet pressure depends upon the solution of such complicated problems as settling the dispute with Pakistan, which cannot be easily or quickly done, 25X6 LATIN AMERICA 4, Chilean-US military assistance agreement to be campaign theme: prominent Ibanista leader has stated that the desire for abrogation of the Chilean-US military assistance pact will continue to be used as campaign. material in the March 1953 congressional election. He said that "denunciation of the pact prior to the election will prove ... that the Ibanistas intend to fulfil promises." The US Embassy in Santiago comments that when Ibanez learns the details of certain Chilean verbal commitments to the United States, the Ibanistas may use this information in Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIPZRDP79TO1146AO01200250001-21 Sept 52 Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T011 W 200250002-1 their campaign and charge that President Gonzales Videla was "again attempting to sell the country down the river by establishing a secret military base behind the backs of Congress and the public." (S S/S Santiago 81, 9 Sept 52) Approved For Release 2002/05/20: Cl -RDP79T01146A0012002500=1 Sept 52 Approved For Release 2002/05/20 : CIA-RDP79T01146A001200250002-1 TOP SECRET UNCLASSIFIED when blank-TOP SECRET when attached to Top Secret Document-Automatically downgraded or declassi- fied when filled in form is detached from controlled document. -CONTROL AND COVER SHEET FOR TOP SECRET DOCUMENT DOCUMENT DESCRIPTION REGISTRY SOURCE CIA CONTROL NO. 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