POW/MIA: VIETNAMESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS GUIDANCE ON POSSIBLE SOVIET ALL

Created: 12/19/1991

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THE ^IRECIOR, WHITE HOUSE SITUATION ROOM;

NSA FOR ZRZKRL DE (EXCLUSIVE FOR TH- DIRECTOR NSA}; STATE EXCLUSIVE FOR THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY, IHR; DIA EXCLUSIVE FOR THE DIRECTOR DIA AND PASS TO NWS (DIRECTOR ONLY'; EXCLUSIVE FOR "JSCINCPAC; EXCLUSIVE FOR COMMANDER JICPAC.

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY

DECEMBER 1

COUNTRY: VIETNAM/'JSSR

VIETNAMESE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS GUIDANCE

ON POSSIBLE SOVIET ALLEGATIONS CONCERNING AMERICAN PRISONERS OF WAR IN VIETNAM58

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TEXT: 1. OHHE VIETNAMESE MINISTRY OF(MPAI ISSUED GUIDANCE TO ALL ITS MISSIONS AND MFAABROAD INSTRUCTING THEM TO DENY AMY SOVIET ALLEGATIONSALLOWED THE KGB TO INTERROGATE AMERICAN PRISONERS Of BETWEEN5 AND

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APPROVED FOR RELEASE DATE: DEC2

NAMED "HAPPINESS" (HAKH PHUCJ INTERVIEWED SEVERAL FORMER KGB OFFICERS WHO CLAIM THEY WORKED WITH VIETNAMESE AUTHORITIES TO INTERROGATE AMERICAN ?OWS FROM5 TO8 IN HANOI. THE ?OWS THEN HERE SENT TO THF. SOVIET UNION AND MIGHT HAVE BEEN KILLED O THF. BI TH'J TISU: ,

SW YORK TIMES OK 8 DECEMBER

ISHED AN ARTICLE CITING AN AUSTRALIAN TELEVISION REPORT THAT THE KGB . POWS BETWEEN Itlb TKE TIMES ARTICLE STATED THAT "AGENTS" PELIEVED THE AMERICANS MIGHT HAVE HEEN KILLED AFTER BEING RETURNED TO THE VIETNAMESE. 1

2. THE GUIDANCE SAID THAT THE VIETNAMESE MFA HAS INFORMATICS INDICATING THAT THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT nUD INTERVIEW FORMER KGB GENERALND HIS COLLEAGUES IN KOSCOW ONECEM3ER. THE MINISTRY BELIEVES THAT IF KALUGIN CONFIRMS THIS STORY,

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NAM). THE GUIDANCE ALSO STATED THAT THE MFA ASSIGNED I

TO REVIEW KALUGIN'S INTERVIEW AND DENY ANY POSITIVE STATEMENTSBY KALUGIN REGARDING THIS ROW ISSOE. IF, HOWEVER, KALUGIN DENIES THE EARLIER REPORT, i" TO GET AS MUCH PUBLICITY AS POSSIBLE FROM THIS DENIAL AND UtT UTHER NEWSPAPERS TO CARRY THE STORY.

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