WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF - CONFLICTING STATEMENTS: CARVAJAL AND PINOCHET

Created: 4/4/1975

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WESTERN HEMISPHERE BRIEF

CHILE" CONFLICTING STATEMENTSOREIGN MINISTER CARVAJAL AMI PRCSIDENT PINOCHET INDICATE THAT THE HILITART GOVERNMENT IS

STILL UNDECIDED JHETHER TO ALLOW THE UNITES NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS

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commission totudy group to chile in late june^ carvajal ust week met with the chilean diplomats who attended the commission's recent meeting in geneva- these "observers'

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WORKED HARD TO FENDOVIET-SPONSORED CONDEMNATION AND SECURE

PASSAGEESOLUTION CREATING THE STUDY GROUP INSTEAD* CARVAJAL

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TOLO THEM THAT THE GOVERNMENT WAS WAITING FOR AN OFFICIALTHE UM SO THAT CHILE EAN SEND ITS "WRITTEN ACCEPTANCE" OF SPEAKING IN PUNTA ARENAS THE FOLLOWING SAY*THAT THE GROUP WOULD BE WELCOME ONLY

IF SIMILAR INVESTIGATIONS WERE FIRST UNDERTAKEN IN CUBA AND THE

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SOVIETHIS IS IN LINE WITH HIS ANNOUNCEMENT LATE. LAST YEAR

THAT THE GOVERNMENT NO LONGER WOULD ROUTINELY ALLOW OUTSIDE PROBES

OP THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION AND THAT THOSE WHO WOULD JUDGE CHILE'S

PERFORMANCE MUST DEMONSTRATE ERUAL CONCERN WITH COMMUNIST ABUSES

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I. KC PORCZCN MINISTRY APPEARS TO BE AT ODDS KITH INFLUENTIAL CONSERVATIVES WITHIN ARB OUTSIDE THE GOVERNMENT ON THIS ISSUE> UG CARYAJAL'S STATEMENT THAT ACCEPTANCE Or THE INVESTICATORS IS ADECISION" THAT SERVES AS AN EXAMPLE TO OTHER COUNTRIES llLL NOT PLACATE THOSE WHO HAVE COME TO LOOKCH MISSIONS AS INSULTS IN CHILE|

PINOCHETOT INTEND HIS STATEMENT TO BE TAKEN LITERALLY* BUT CARVAJAL'S DECLARATION SEEM TO HAVE BEEN PREMATURE-PINOCHET MIGHT DECIDE TO DELAY THE STUDY GROUP'S VISIT BV CONDITIONING IT ON CONSIDERATION Or SIMILAR COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE CUBANS AND SOVIETS. HE UNDOUBTEDLY REALIZES THAT CHANCESOMMISSION VOTE TOTUDY GROUP TO EITHER COUNTRY ARE NIL.LOY BY CHILE PROBABLY WOULD SOOTHE SOME HURT FEELINGS AT HOME* BUT IT WOULD ALSO SUBJECT THE MILITARY GOVERNMENTEW ROUND OP INTERNATIONAL CONDEMNATION-

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