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1- SOVIET PASSENGER SHIPS HAVE MADE NINE UNPUBLICIZED

TRIPS TO CUBA SINCE LATE JULY; TWO MORE BELIEVED EN ROUTE NOW.

THE TWO WILL BRING ESTIMATED TOTAL MILITARY TECJHNICIANS

ARRIVING SINCE MID-JULY TO ABOUT FORTY-TWO HUNDRED.

UNDER AGREEMENT NEGOTIATED RECENTLY BY BRITISH

GUIANA TRADE MINISTER ON VISIT TO HAVANA, BRITISH GUIANA WILL

SEND UP TO ONE THOUSAND EXPERIENCED CANE CUTTERS TO HELP

WITH NEXT YEARS HARVEST.

2. CHI CO MS HAVE ASKED FOR EMERGENCY MEETING OF WANG

AND CABOT IN WARSAW. DATE SET ISEPT. NO HINT OF SUBJECT,

BUT WE SUSPEC T IT WILL BE CHICOM CHARGE OF "AGGRESSIVE INTENT"

IN WAKENCIDENT. CHICOM PRESS BENDING EYERY EFFORT TO

TAG US WITH RESPO^IBILITY FORPERATIONS OVER MAINLAND.

AND WE ARE ALSO GETTING COMPLAINTS FROM PETPING ABOUT

I't REPRODUCTION BY,OTHER;TMAPI JHE,ISSUING OFFICE IS

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DESTROYER OPERATIONS OFF EAST CHINA COAST.

TAYLOR HAD FAIRLY ROUGH TLME IN

WITH SARITEPT. SARIT ADMITTED HE CONCURRED DM TAYLORS V. MLUTARY RATIONALE BEHIND US ARMS AID TO CAMBODIA BUT SARTT SAID THAI PEOPLE WOULD NEVER UNDERSTAND. WITH FORNMTN THANAT PLAYING ROLE OF DEVILS ADVOCATE. SARIT IN EFFECT WARNED TAYLOR THAT THAILAND TO START MOVING LN LESS PRO-WEST DIRECTION.

SEEMS INTENT ON BREAKING RELATIONS WITH LAOSAS LAOS OFFICIALLY RECEIVES HANOI'S AMBASSADOR. IN VIENTIANE IS UNEASY OVER LATEST BOX-SCORE WHICHOF EIGHT COMMIE-BLOC DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS LIKELY TOIN VIENTIANE, AS COMPARED WITH THREESEVEN PRO-WEST MISSIONS. EMBASSY URGING DEPARTMENTA FIRE UNDER MORE PRO-WEST GOVTS TO INCREASEIN LAOS.

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"MEDICALX HAS TOLD THE PRESS HE IS GOING FOR AN EAR OPERATION AND NOTPOLITICAL OPERATION.

DEPARTMENT HAS, ON CONFIDENTIAL BASIS, INFORMED CAR OF US WILLINGNESS TO SELL GROUND-AIR MISSILES TO ISRAEL. DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN RELUCTANT BECOME MAJOR SUPPLIER OF ADVANCED WEAPONS TO MID-EAST BUT HAS DECIDED "RESPOND SYMPATHETICALLY" TO ISRAELI REQUEST BECAUSE OF BUILD-UP OF OFFENSIVE AIR AND MISSILE CAPABILITY IN THE AREA.

IRAQ ABOUT TO RECEIVE ADVANCED WEAPONRY FROM USSR UNDER AID AGREEMENT SIGNED LASTHIS INCLUDES IVE SAM SITES, AIR-TO-AIR MISSILES FORS, AND ANTI-TANK GUIDED'MISSILESPPEARANCE TJUT^nife'THEASRECALL. SOVIETS MAKING SAMS AVAILABLE TO EGYPT AND INDONESIA AS WELL AS IRAQ AND CUBA.

SYRIAN PARLIAMENT HAS GIVEN CONFIDENCE VOTE TO NEW PREMIER AL-AZM, WHO WILL RULE BY DECREE FOR ONE YEAR. AT END

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OF THIS TIME. SYRIA TO HAVE GENERAL ELECTIONS AND RETURN TO CONSTITUTIONAL GOVT. ARMY UNHAPPY ABOUT HAVTNG AL-AZM IN POWER BUT HAS APPARENTLY DECIDED TO SWALLOW RESERVATIONS. AT LEAST FOR TIME BEING. WE LOOK FOR AL-AZM. WHO TOUTS HIMSELF AS NEUTRALIST. TO COZY UP TO SOVIETS WHILE TRYING TO GET AS MUCH FROM US AS HE CAN. YRIAN MILITARY MISSION HAS RECENTLY ARRIVED IN MOSCOW.

8. DON'T KNOW WHETHER PRESS AVAILABLE TO YOU HAS CARRIED THE STORY, BUT ATTY GEN LAST WEEK MADE PUBLIC THE _ SOVIET APPROACH TO FLINK, THE REPUBUCAN CANDIDATE EN NEW YORK STATE.

EVIDENCE AT HAND, WE ARE'

CERTAIN THAT THE LATEST SOVIET VENUS PROBE FAILED.

10. BRAZILIAN CONGRESS HAS ADJOURNED ANDTRIKE HAS ENDED. LATEST CRISIS NOW BELIEVED PAST AS DATE

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