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July 18, 1980
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STAT Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/22 : CIA-RDP90-00552R000403680048-0 NON YORK TIMES 18 July 1980 STAT Agency on the ground of national e- curity. ormer secretary of State Trenry 'A: Kissinger declined to talk ,I ORKING independently, with them. Mr. Dinges maintains that two- authors discovered warnings from the C. I. A. and Ameri- bassy Row" by John Dinges and Saul for " Assassination. on Embassy Row,' cided to team up. - never-.+written., The authors decided The result is "Assassination on Em-7.- that Pantheon was.the.proper publisher - terested in pursuing the- case- to its of Pantheon Books, had been discuss--, '' killing him and an American colleague, .-see that as sufficiently serious to pun- Ronni Karpen Moffitt. Instead of trying, ` ish his regime. General Pinochet got same story -the assassi ica about a plot to kill Mr. Letelier had nation in Washington of Orlando Letel- been sent to Mr. Kissinger's office in _ier, former Chilean Foreign Minister .--Washington. and Ambassador to the United States in "The Augusto Pinochet, Government the Government of Salvador Allende... in Chile perpetrated a terrorist attack Gossens. On Sept. 21, 1976, a bomb was on United States soil," the authors say, ? set and exploded in Mr- Letelier's car,- _=T "but the Carter Administration did not more than five years for Time maga zine, The, Washington Post and -ABC radio, now-works-on The. Washington Post's foreign desk. Mr. Landau, who has written documentary films, is a fel- - low of the Institute for Policy Studies in I Washington. He worked with Ambassa- dor Letelier at the institute. z; ;-..:The book attempts to reconstruct the- chain of events that led to the assassi-, nation,:the inquiry by- the Federal Bu- reau of Investigation and ' the" subse- quest trial,- which ended. with the-con--- viction.-of. three. Cuban exiles and Mi- ichael V:-Townley; an American:-agent of Dina-,:the Chilean secret police, who recruited the Cubans. Mr. Townley; a witness for the. prosecution as part of a plea-bargaiing,; > arrangement; _ was givema sentence of up to 10 years, but wiltbeeligible.for parole at the end of. neXt year a`~n4 r Mr-~Landau says: that he pursued the story in- Washington while Mr. Dinges- returned to Chile for more information.- In ;separate interviews, ther'authors said that= all: their requests-er the- m o Information Act had been- turn down the State Department, ..; the ; _ana Central Intelligence ase Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2010/07/22 : CIA-RDP90-00552R000403680048-0