REACTION TO TRIAL ON PAPAL ATTACK

Created: 10/27/1984

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National Intelligence Daily

Saturday

4

Cable

'wmlluZ* mm aSeraa laHtrtani

provocation '

Sofas will intensity Ita madia and diplomatic campaign In defense of tha Bulgarian officials who were indicted yesterday tor complicity in the attack on the Pope The Bulgarian wire service yesterday denounced The trial aa partonspiracy against Bulgaria "and aocauism by circles in the US and NATO intent on worsening East-Wartt said lhat now Bulgaria wHI work to prove Us cilirens' Inncceoce andthe organizers ol tho antl-Bukjarlan

a' innocence JSYhon.'l

ry to undermin* trie credibility of Mehmet AH Age* -the mean witness against lis*hHjhUgming th* contradictions in nis testimony and charging that itakan officials fed him information about the Bulgsrien defendants. Now that its efforts lo stop the trial havs lsil*d. Softs Is likely to hold quasi-Judicial proceedings toase for Ita Innocence. It may seek Soviet support In citing th* negativeol lha Irial on East-West ralalons Privately, the Bulgarians may threaten retaliation against lieliin cKsomats In Sofia

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