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February 4, 1949
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C 25X1AARproved For Relea ;w 0230039Rj% ! NO. E PO RT CD NO. 25X1A2g DATE DISTR. 4 Feb 1949 SUBJECT Awmian Cc mmist Lfeeting NO. OF PAGES 1 PLACE ACQUIRED DATE OF INF 25X1X6 NO. OF ENCLS. (LISTED sEIAWf SUPPLEMENT TO REPORT NO. On 29 UUovet ber 19148, the anniversary of the Sovietization of Ariz ia, the customary celebration of which was banned by Lebanese authorities, some twelve to fifteen n +i a+r+ Commmiats net at the, eft of Antranik hasian in Beirut to celeiwate the oecasion0 Although more of a social gathering than a regular maoting, Comunist Party natters wore discussed0 It was Ardasbesian who, with the aid of another militant, had torn dorm the flag of the Gernan Consulate in Beirut some ten years ago when he was Iawwn to be a Corxz u ate The two This CONFID over 1 -iI- ._ e the Uni ;archivist of nte;; .::,::~ co Next Review Date: 2008 NAVY AIR Approved For Release 2000/05/16 : CIA-RDP82-00457R002300390010-7 nen wore prosocuted for this act by the French authorities# and two Fxvnch Co=mist- lawyers,-both deputise, cams from France to defend the pair. Later, however1 Ardashesian was expelled from the Party on the accusation of Trotskyist tendencieso' The only other well-?kriasn person at the meting was Setrak ./lbajian, who was recently released from the Ba1a3bek concentration caw. ICo to Setrak Abajian works in the Propaganda Section of the Armenian Section of the Coist Partyo This is his only occupation. He receives a monthly salary of approximately 600 Lebanese pounds. D-2.) 2. A number of speoches were made, In one of them, the speaker said that the Coim unists in Deli-at should be ashamed of tht solves for their' lack of activity. 1+17e spend all our time propagandizing each others while our comrades in China and elsewhere are showing such magnificent achiove?enta9"he said, Ile urged that all those present attest to extend their propaganda activities among non-Co is LASSIFICATION JBfffflr