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Lnaln.,llpi .;Ii.,lul. ~d I f I I il~ ?.Jnl In nl.ilrv Ip 5liill Jl l)1 .I.i"il ~~~il I,~ .. ?.I IIU I Warning: Sensitive Sources and Methods Involved seenat Approved For Release 2005/06/09 : CIA-RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 cc~~~~ i Approved For Release 2005/06Yi~9q i RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 No. 0215/72 7 September 1972 Central Intelligence Bulletin VIETNAM: Situation report. (Page 1) 25X6 FINLAND - EAST GERMPNY: Helsinki moves to establish normal relations with East Germany. (Page 3) USSR: Soviet workers may be engaged in work slow- downs. (Page 4) CHILE: P.llende may crack down on rightist foes. Page 5) 5X6 CUBA-PANAMA: Havana will release Panamanian flag ships and a prisoner accused of anti-government ac- tivities. (Page 1) CENTRAL AMERICA: A further setback to the Common Market. Page 8) Approved For Release 2005/OqIDP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06I1OV! ? P85T00875R000800020202-4 Uuc COPlei Mq~ Approved For Release 2005/06YH~~I~P85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/4W:' 'DP85T00875R000800020202-4 4`~? VIETNAM: South Vietnamese forces have been driven from a position in Quang Tin Province, but they repulsed new enemy attacks in the western high- lands. Two companies of the South Vietnamese 2nd Di- vision supporting territorials defending Hill 211 north of the district town of Tien Phuoc in Quang Tin Province broke and ran early yesterday, allow- ing the Communists to seize the position. The Com- munists apparently are continuing to move toward the town, which was the target of an enemy rocket and mortar attack early yesterday. Friendly forces repelled a battalion-sized attack near the Ngo Trang resettlement camp seven miles north of Kontum City. The assault, which was preceded by a 250-round shelling, was probably carried out by the B-3 Front's 28th Regiment. Early yesterday, an element of the North Vietnamese 320th Division shelled and assaulted a South Viet- namese field position six miles northeast of the Tlianh An district town and briefly penetrated the defensive perimeter before being forced to pull back. Elsewhere in Pleiku Province, the enemy shelled the Plei Me, Duc Co, and Plei Mrong ranger camps and several artillery bases. There were no significant developments on the Quang Tri battlefront or in the Que Son Valley. (SECRET NO FOREIGN DISSEM) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2005/05 TRDP85T00875R000800020202-4 25X6 Approved For Release 2005/06/09 : CIA-RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/09 : CIA-RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06k~.E JMP85T00875R000800020202-4 25X6 FINLAND - EAST GERMANY: Finland has become the first country in Western Europe to initial a treaty for full diplomatic relations with East Ger- many. The agreement is expected to be signed in Hel- sinki early next month and will come into force 30 days later. The treaty has three major provisions: full diplomatic relations at the ambassadorial level, recognition of Finnish neutrality, including accept- ance of a non-use-of-force principle, and an agree- ment to open bilateral negotiations on "juridical and economic questions dating from World War II"-- presumably including the touchy subject of repara- tions for German war damage in Finland. Despite Foreign Minister Karjalainen's assur- ances that Finland will continue to pursue its pol- icy of parallelism with the two Germanies, Hel- sinki's decision to push ahead with Pankow reflects a significant change in policy. Moscow may have prompted Finland's decision by indicating approval. of the Finns' desire to complete their draft free trade agreement with the EC. The Finnish move is not expected to initiate a flurry of recognition of Pankow by other Western European countries, but other Scandinavian govern- ments are interested and the So'.:ial Democratic gov- ernment in Sweden has hinted that it may announce an intention to recognize East Germany at the party congress in October. (SECRET NO FOREIGN DISSEM) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2005/06 DP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/ I ]ECIR 85T00875R000800020202-4 USSR: Soviet workers, possibly reacting to rumors of food shortages and to the slow improvement in the supply of consumer goods, may be engaging in work slowdowns. The US Embassy in Moscow reports that a slow- down strike has occurred in one Moscow factory and the Belgian Embassy there has passed an unconfirmed report that this activity is "rotating" from one factory to another on a daily basis. The reports probably reflect scattered slowdowns rather than an organized effort. Although slowdowns and work stoppages occurred in 1962 when meat prices were increased and again after the disastrous 1963 har- vest, Soviet workers probably are not organized sufficiently to stage a rotating work stoppage. The appearance of even scattered strikes, however, could be evidence of the workers' deep concern over the adequacy of food supplies this fall and winter, despite the government's recent assiurances, underscored by large grain purchases from the West. Moscow's decision to restrict hard currency out- lays for consumer goods in order to pay for their grain purchases may add to workers' discontent in the coming months. (SECRET) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2005/06/@E(!;R-Btp85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/99-:Q11'P85T00875R000800020202-4 CHILE: The Allende government is setting the stage for a crackdown on some of its right-wing opponents, and a transport strike today could set off more trouble. In a major sp.,ech on 5 September, Allende said that "a sinister foreign contribution" marks right- ist activities, and his government later reiterz.:ed its intention to expel foreign residents it suspects of helping to disturb public order. At a gigantic rally celebrating the second anniversary of his election on 4 September, Allende claimed that a "S.:NCember Plan" to overthrow his administration is afoot, and supporters have elaborated this charge. Socialists and Communists are making a noticeable effort to submerge their deep differences and co- ordinate street resistance to increasing opposition activity. Although both Allende and the president of the Senate, a Christian Democrat, have expressed the need for a joint effort to reduce tensions, most of their backers who favored this approach in the past are now s.i.lennt. 25X1C the Christian Democrats are singularly united in their determination to confront the gov- ernment at every opportUn.LLY. They organized an- other large student protest on 5 September and are participating in plans for a massive opposition demonstration next week. Some business groups that have been trying to force the ouster of Allende are backing a nation- wide transport strike planned for today to protest rate controls, lack of spare parts, and other eco- nomic problems. If the thousands of truck drivers and owners of most private taxis and buses join in, as has been predicted, severe dislocation and further disturbances are likely. (SECRET NO FOREIGN DISSEM) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin 5 Approved For Release W 25X1 C 25X6 Approved For Release 2005/06/09 : CIA-RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/09 : CIA-RDP85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/0fc'85T00875R000800020202-4 CUBA-PANAMA: Havana has agreed to rei-ease to Panama two :3hips of Panamanian registry and one of the prisoners it captured last December and accused of involvement in anti-government operations. According to a Havana news release, the agree- ment was reached by Cuban authorities and Panamanian University rector Romulo Escobar Betancourt, who re- cently led a 63-member student delegation on an ex-. tensive visit to Cuba. A Panamanian spokesman in- dicated that the transfer will take place in mid- October. t5 Cuba currently holds three crewmen from the ships. The one to be released is the naturalized Cuban boatswain of the Johnny express. Jose Villa, the US citizen who was captain of one of the ships, remain in Cuba. It is not known when he will be freed The agreement comes at a time when the Castro government is working to improve its image in the hemisphere and to increase its official ties with Latin American governments. Unofficial ties between Cuba and Panama have beccme increasingly warm in re- cent months even though formal recognition has not appeared imminent. Castro, moreover, is delighted to see US and OAS policies thwarted either directly or indirectly, and he probably views his latest move as an effective means to win further support and sympathy for Cuban "reasonableness" in its in--- ternational dealings. (CONFIDENTIAL) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin Approved For Release 2005/06/c 85T00875R000800020202-4 Approved For Release 2005/06/09'FW85T00875R000800020202-4 CENTRAL AMERICA: The Common Market has suf- fered another setback with the decision of El Sal- vador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala to close their bor- ders to Costa Rican exports. This step was taken in retaliation for Costa Rica's decision to in effect eliminate the prefer- ences given its Common Market trading partners by instituting an exchange rate system that raises by about 30 percent the cost'-of all "non--essencial" goods entering from the other Market countries. Normal trade patterns within the Common Market were greatly affected by the war between E Salvador and Honduras in inid-1969 and the Honduran decision in December 1970 to withdraw from the free trade area by imposing duties on imports from the other Market counties. For more than a year the Costa Rican economy has been upset by the heavy influx of Guatemalan and Salvadoran goods that previously went to Honduras. Faced with a serious balance--of-pay- ments problem--much the same as the position of Hon- duras at the end of 1970--Costa Rica followed in Honduras' footsteps and adopted a protectionist pol- icy. In the short run, efforts will be directed to- ward persuading Costa Rica to rescind its new import policy and adopt other means to cope with economic problems. The difficulties besetting the Market are so complex, however, that such interiri steps may not be enough to counter the growing trend toward re- gional disintegration. Sentiment may develop, there- fore, for a five-nation conference to discuss a fun- damental restructuring of the Market to reduce re- gional trade imbalances and equalize and benefits from industrialization. (CONFIDENj'IAL) 7 Sep 72 Central Intelligence Bulletin 8 Approved For Release 2005/06/09' IA RI;85T00875R000800020202-4