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Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/23: CIA-RDP90-00552R000303370010-6 STAT A' C= NEW YORK TIMES 41 ?AO - o : "" 9 FEBRUARY 1981 New Evidence Backs Ex-Envoy on 1= pie, an "eyes- only" int BySEYMOURM.N#RSH ernal C.I A. re- i port, filed in early 1971 and not provided For six years 'Edward M. Korry, to the Intelligence Committee, snows that United States Ambassador to Chile from: senior agency officials were aware that of 1967 to 1971, has insisted that he.was not , an operative had entered Chile under a bl involved in and indeed tried to stop White false passport and posed as a member of in orces i making contact with anti-Al- rtt House efforts to induce a military. coup in ' the lendeMafia in f. Chile in 1970 to prevent Dr. Salvador Al- I In another internal 1971 report, William: is- lends Gossens, a Marxist, from assuming V_ Broe, then chief of the agency's clan-; v the presidency. destine service in Latin America, was. a Evidence has come td light suggesting formally advised that an operative had' a that Mr. Korry, despite his strong opposi posed. a representative of the Ford; g tion to the Allende candidacy, was frozen Foundation and the Rockefeller Founda-i tional security interests.-- out'of the.planning fbr a proposed milt-. Lion while on special assignment to Chile: Mr. Korry, who is 39 years old, was a tary coup and warned the White House In October 1970-a tactic in violation of a' foreign correspondent for United Press that it would be risking another "Bay of Presidential prohibition against the use and went on to Look magazine, where he Pigs" if it got involved in military,plots to of American educational and philan- served as European editor. In 1-%'2 he was stop Dr. Allende's election. thropic foundations as covers. The opera- designated Ambassador to Ethiopia by has not worked in his proles- five, in later meetings with Chilean busi- President John F. Kennedy, serving Mr. Korry nessmen, made it clear, according to the, there with distinction, by all accounts, slops, journalism or public affairs, since C.I.A. documents, that "as a representa until his assignment to Chile. 1974, two years after the columnist Jack five of American business interests," he His moment in the greatest glare of Anderson published International Tele- was eager "to activate a military take-i publicity came in September 1974, soon phone and Telegraph Conooration docu over of the Chilean Government." after The New York Times disclosed that ments that seemingly linked Mr. Korryto None of this, it is now evident, was the C.I.A. had spent at least 38 million in joint I.T.T: Central';Intelligence Agency known to Ambassador Korry. Chile in an effort to prevent Dr. Allende's operations to block. Dr. Allende's oleo= lotConsidered Trustworthy election and; failing in that, sought to make it imoossible for him to govern. Mr. tion. In interviews, a number of C.I.A. offs' Korry, with Richard M. Helms, then Di- Mr. Korry expressed particular bitter vials directly involved in the anti-Allende rector of Central Intelligence, and two ness toward The,New York Times for operations emphasized that Mr. Korry. senior State Department officials, was accused by members of the Senate staff what he said was unfair reporting about, was rot: considered trustworthy by the, his role in articles in 1974 that revealed white House or by C.I.A. headquarters. i of having provided misleading testimony i the C.IA.'s activities in Chile and` "Korry never did know anything," said to the Senate multinational subcommit- ! an intelligence operative who worked in l tee of the Foreign Relations Committee, refusing in later- years. despite his. en- treaties, to investigate ms actions accu- the embassy under Mr. Korry in 1970. headed by Frank Church, Democrat of rately. While he was in Chile, Mr. Korry was 1 Idaho, which held hearings in March and Mr. Korry, who lives with his wife in known in the Nixon Administration for April 1973 into I.T.T.'s involvement with Stonington, Conn, insists that his sullied his outspoken hostility to Dr. Allende and the Chilean election. reputation and his early inability to get his harsh anti-Communist stance. Mr. During the hearings Mr. Korry testi- appropriate work stem from publication Korry, who acknowledges the severity of tied that the United States maintained a of the I.T.T. documents and from two his views on Dr. Allende, was active in "total hands off" policy toward the mili- subsequent widely publicized investiga- lobbying for a $300,000 C.I.A. propaganda tary during the campaign for the elec- tions by Senate committees. He Is now a+ effort against him and his Marxist views Lion, which Dr. Allende won in a three- visiting professor of international rela- that was authorized by the Nixon Admin- way race by only 30,000 votes of three mil- tions at Connecticut College in New Lon- istration in the spring and summer of lion cast. Mr. Korry denied ksnowledge of the I.T.T. cablegram that became a focal don. 1970. Much of the new evidence, including Nonetheless, Mr. Korry insists that he point of much of the hearings - a report highly classified internal C.I.A- docu- repeatedly advised Washington not to from two I.T.T. officials in Santiago that ments, was provided by a former intelli- take any steps toward a military solution the Ambassador had finally received gene official who had direct knowledge of the Allende problem. On Oct. 9, 1970, "the green light to move in the name of of the agency's activities against Dr. Al.: for example, he told the White House in a Puchard Nixon" against the new Presi- ' lende. who died In the course of a military direct message made available to The dent. uprys:r,; against him in 1973. Corroborat- New York Times that he was appalled to Repeatedly refusing to answer many lug information was obtained in inter- learn that unauthorized contact had been queries in full from the senators and the views with other C.IA and White House made by the C.I.A. station in Santiago subcommittee staff director, Jerome I. officials. Internal documents provided by with Patria y Libertad, a right-wing ex- Levinson, Mr. Korry insisted that to de- the C.I.A. to the Senate Select Committee tremist group advocating the violent on Intelligence - and not published by overthrow of the Government. "I think, scribe confidential communications and official orders would be "contrary to the the committee in its reports in 1975 on any attempt on our part actively to en-I Chile-have also been obtained. Finally, courage a coup could lead us to a Bay oi, Mr. Korry made available some of his Pigs failure," he added in the "eyes private communications with Washing- only" cablegram. - ton during the 1970 election period. In the interviews Mr. Korry constantly These materials raise new questionsi focused on his inability to get newspapers about the extent of C.I.A. operations 'inII to publish his view of events after he left Chile in 1970 and the efficacy of the Senj Chile. But he says that beperhaps ell all waited .ate committee's investigation. For exam- too long, until 1976, knew of the role of the Nixon Administra- tion Chile..: Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/23: CIA-RDP90-00552R000303370010-6