PINOCHET BELIEF THAT US UN RESOLUTION ON HR MEANS CANNOT TRUST US

Created: 11/30/1977

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"SUPPORT FOR TME' HIGHLY CRITICAL DRAFT RESOLUTION IN THE UNITED NATIONS lUN) ON HUHAN RIGHTS (N THEY DO NOT FORESEE ANY POSSIBLE IHPORvEhEnT OF RELATIONS BETWEEN. AND CHILE AS LONG AS THE. PRESIDENT IS IN OFPICE AND AS LONG AS HE CONTINUES TO ALLOW HIGHLY LIBERAL OFFICIALS TO . FOREIGN POLICY,

3, PRESIDENT PINOCHET IS DISAPPOINTED AND DISILLUSIONED ABOUT S LAC* OF RECCSMTION OF THE ChIlEaN GOVERNMENT'S EFFORTS TO IMPROVE THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN CHILE, PINOCHET AND THfc MAJORITY OF THE MILITARY FEEL THAT, INSTEAD OF BEING ENCOURAGED TO CONTINUE HITH THEIRHEY ARETILL BEING UNFAIRLYH THE SAME INTENSITY AS BEFORE THEY THIEd TO IMPROVE Thc SITUATION, ThEY THEREFORE

consideraste of tihe to continue worrying about the

present feelings of. and. LEaST qf all. about the un

COMMISSIONS WHICH THEY BELIEVE HAVE BEEN TRaDI T| ON ALLY

PENETRATED AND INFLUENCED BT MARXlIENTED ELEMENTS.. THT ATTITUDE OF PINOCHET AND SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS TO THE DRAFT RESOLUTION IS ONE OF GROWING INDIFFERENCE BE CA US E THEYTHE UN AND. GOVERNMENT WILL CONTINUE TO IGNORE ANY EFfORTS

5. THE CHILEAN MILITARY SEES ITSELFRADITIONAL ALLY OF THE'U.,S, AND BELIEVES THAT, GOVERNMENT ENCOURAGED IT DURING THE PERIOD OF POPULAR UNITY TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE MARXIST GOVERNMENT OF PORHER PRESIDENT SALVADOR

NCE ALLENDE HAS OVERTHROWN, , GOVERNMENT . URNED ITS BACK ONECAME STRONGLY CRITICALOVERNMENT THEY HAD ORIGINALLY WANTED TO ESTABLISH. , NINETY PERCENT OP THE CHILEAN MILITARY IS DEEPLY HURT BY THE ACTIONS PU,S. DURING WHAT IT CONSIDERS CHILE'S MOST CRITICIAL ' PERIOD ANDHEREFORE, EVENCHILE RELATIONS MIGHT IMPROVE. THEY WILL NEVER EE ThE SAME. IN THE EVENT RELATIONS WITH, DO NOT IMPROVE, THE CHILEAN MILITARY HAS LEARNED BY NOW THAT IT CAN SURVIVEID AND IF CHILE'S ECONOMIC SITUATION" IMPROVES, CHILE CANLOSER RELATION WITH OTHER COUNTRIES"FROfl HHOM IT CAN OBTAIN SUCH NECESSITIES AS TECHNOLOGY. MILITARY AND CAPITAL GOODS.

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6. (embassy COHHENTl although sohenhat stronger, THE VIEWS attributed to pinochet anu other senior officers AREirect comments prom goc officials in RECENTWEEKS, we have NO doubt thet represent THE feelings of the moment. HE are less certain they will guide goc policy beyond the near term, pinochetell-known propensity to take extreme positons uhen angry, while THE goc hay horry less about huhan rights improvement TOR ThEof its HELaTJONS

withhose improvements corresponj'at least as mcuh

to internal pressures. ess directly andexpect improved relations with. to remain-aGOC

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