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December 22, 2016
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July 30, 1979
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Declassified in Part - Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/02/09: CIA-RDP91-00561 R000100070031-0 -STATE ARTICLZ A,''1' pil ?AGE THE WASHINGTON POST 30 July 1979 3aL?. Anderson rr 9 - 1_e~ Ageni _t _iarE ins, top-secret Senate report ci,_: _-2s that foreign intelligence a,er.=s hav-e been badger-n-2. threaten- i^ : aid spying on U.S. residents with virtual impunity, their criminal activi- ties deliberately winked at by the fed- al government. The report is a preliminary study of ` the operations conducted in the United States by six foreign countries' intelligence services directed at the harassment, intimidation and monitor- ing of United States residents." Countries involved were Chile, the Philippines, the Republic of China (Tai- wan), Yugoslavia, the Soviet Union and pre-revolutionary Iran. The activities of their agents included a wide range of covert crimes, from simple spying to assassinations. At least three federal statutes were violated, constitutional rights were trampled on and treaties and "custom- ary international law" were blithely ig- nored by the foreign agents and their hirelings, the report concluded. The explosive, 1501-page report was completed last January for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee by its legal counsel, Michael Glennon. De- spite elaborate security measures, our associate Dale Van Aria was able to ob- tain an unauthorized copy from a State Department source. Four federal agencies should have been cracking down on this wholesale flouting of our laws but did little to stop it. The reasons ranged from self- protection to bureaucratic laziness and jurisidictional pettifogging, the report concludes. The Central Intelligence Agency was reluctant to take any action for fear of retaliation against its own agents over- seas. il!.e Glennon Krp')r t for ex- ample. that "the ~' err: ent of Iran has. several times, tore: t,ned to retali- ate against the CIA if actions were taken against its inteliigjence opera- tives in the United Sates." The FBI has gathered very little in- formation on the foreign agents rrimi- nal activities and `mikes no affirma- tive effort" to do so. the reports tates. The National Security- Council sim- ply , "does not collect significant amounts of intelligence" on the sub- ject, the report says. The State Department has adopted a "let George do it" attitude, relying on the CL-X. the FBI and the NSC to give it what little information is obtained. "Because the pieces are not put to- gether," the report concludes, "assess- ment of the problem and the develop- ment of a solution have `fallen through the cracks.'.. Noting that "available evidence in- dicates that certain residents of the United States have valid reason to fear abridgement of itheir rights and pro- tections by members of foreign intelli- gence services." the report questions the wisdom of maintaining friendly re- lations with countries which ignore those rights. Declassified in Part -Sanitized Copy Approved for Release 2012/02/09: CIA-RDP91-00561 R000100070031-0