MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION; DR.KISSINGER, MR. KARAMESSINES, GEN. HAIG AT THE WH

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MEMORANDUM OF CONVERSATION:

Dr..ncs, Cen. Ha: at Ihc While50

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Then Mr. Karamcssinesun-down on Viaux, the Canalcs meeting with Tirado. the laiicr's new position (after Porta was relieved of command "for healthnd. in some detail, the general situation in Chile from the coup possibility viewpoint.

A certain amount of information was'available to us concerning Viaux's alleged support throughout the Chilean military. Wc had assessed Viaux'l claims carefully, basing our analysis on good intelligenceumber of sources. Our conclusion was clear: Viaux did not have more than one chance inerhapsDuccessful coup.

The unfortunate repercussions, in Chile and internationally, of an unsuccessful coup were discussed. Dr. Kissinger ticked off

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hi* list of these negative poss ib; lilies. His items were remarkably similar to the one* -mr. karamciiincj had prepared.

was decided by those present that the agencya message io viaux warning him against any precipitateessence our message was to state; "Xffc have reviewedand based on your information and ours, we come toxh.it your plansoup at this time cannotthey may reduce your capabilities /or the future. assets. we will stay in touch. /the time will come when

you with all your other friends can do. something. you will continue to have our support".

the decision to dc-fusc thecoup plot.

at least temporarily. dr. kissinccr instructed mr. karamcssines lo preserve agency assets in chile, working clandestinely and securely to maintain the capability for agency operations against allcndc in the future.

7. dr. kissinger discussed his desire that the word of our encouracemcnt to llie chilean military in recent weeks be kept as secret as possible. mr. karamcssines stated emphatically thai we had been doing everything possible in this connection.

we and others hadrcit deal of talking recentlyumber of persons. Tor example. ambassador korry's wide rangi ng di scus sions with numerous peopleannot be put back into the bo:tlc"

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8. the meeting concluded on dr. kissinger's nole that the agency should continue keeping the pressure on every allcndc weak spot inow, after the 2nth of october, ovember, and into the future until such time as new marching orders are given. mr. karamcssines staled lhal the agency would comply.

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