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January 11, 2017
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March 24, 2010
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November 9, 1970
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TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE/EYES ONLY NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON. D.C. 20506 National Security Decision Memorandum 93 Secretary of State Secretary of Defense November 9, 1970 Director, Office of Emergency Preparedness Director of Central Intelligence SUBJECT: Policy Towards Chile Following the discussion at the meeting of the National Security Council on November. 6, 1970, the President has decided that the basis for our .policy toward Chile will be the concept underlying Option C of the Inter- agency paper submitted November 3, 1970 by the Department of State for the consideration of the National Security Council as outlined in the guide- lines set forth below. 'to implement policies contrary to U. S.. and hemisphere interests. The President has decided that (1) the public posture of the United States will be correct but,'cool, to avoid giving the Allende government a basis on which to rally domestic and international support for consolidation of the regime; but that (2) the United States will seek to maximize pressures on the Alleaude government to prevent its consolidation and limit its ability c )o! and correct posture toward Chile: No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24: LOC-HAK-533-3-2-4 possible encourage them to adopt a similar posture.. United States and other hemisphere nations, and to the extent tion of a communist state in Chile hostile to the interests of the in. Latin America understand fully that the U. S. opposes consolida rigorous efforts be undertaken to assure that other governments interests; in pursuit of this objective, efforts should be increased to oppose Chilean moves which may be contrary to our mutual America, particularly Brazil and Argentina, to coordinate efforts. close consultation be established with key governments in Latin to establish and maintain close relations with friendly military leaders. in the hemisphere.. TOP SECRET /SENSITIVE/ EYES ONLY No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24: LOC-HAK-533-3-2-4 Specifically, the President has directed that within the context of a publicly No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24: LOC-HAK-533-3-2-4 TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE/EYES ONLY - necessary actions be taken to: a. ..exclude, to the extent possible, further financing assistance or guarantees for U. S. private investment in Chile, including .those related to the Investment Guarantee Program or the developments in world copper markets, stockpile disposal actions and other factors as they may affect the marketing of Chilean copper. and our desires to do so, they could be reduced, delayed or terminated Preparedness prepare a study which sets forth the implications of possible agency character, will be considered on a case by. case basis); existing commitments will be fulfilled but- ways in which, if the U.S. The President has directed that the Director of the Office of Emergency' relationships. with Chile. The President also has directed that the Senior Review Group meet monthly . .,. . Affairs, and chaired by the representative of the Secretary of State, to Central Intelligence, and the President's Assistant for.Na,tion.al Security representatives of the Secretaries of State and Defense, the Director of the establishment of an Ad Hoc Interagency Working Group, comprising the framework of this general posture, to report actions which have been .taken, and to present to him further specific policy questions which may require his decision. To facilitate this. process the President h4s directed or more frequently as necessary to consider specific policy issues within TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE/EYES ONLY No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24: LOC-HAK-533-3-2-4 operations of the Export-Import Bank; determine the extent to which existing `guarantees and financing arrangements can be terminated 'or reduced; bring maximum feasible influence to bear in international financial institutions to limit credit or other financing assistance to Chile (in this connection, efforts should be made to coordinate with and gain maximum support for this policy from other friendly nations, particularly those in Latin America, with the objective of lessening unilateral U.S.. exposure); and assure that U. S. private business interests having investments or :operations in Chile are.made aware of the concern with which the U. S. Government views the Government of Chile and the restrictive nature of the policies ? which the U.S.. Government intends to, follow. no new bilateral economic aid commitments be undertaken with the Government of Chile (programs of a humanitarian or private social should be examined. - No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24: LOC-HAK-533-3-2-4 the consideration' of the Senior Review Croup and. to coordinate implementa.w prepare options for specific courses. of action and related action plans for TOP SECRET/SENSITIVE/EYES ONLY tion of, approved.coursess of. actioni, cc: Secretary of the Treasury Administrator, A.I..D. a., Director, OEP Chairman , Joint Chiefs of staff TOP SECRET'/SENSI'TIV'E/;EYES ONS:Y. No Objection to Declassification in Full 2010/03/24 :