6 February 1990**, St-10/3

Secretariat. Discontinuation of illegal crossing to the Soviet territory by activists of the Iraqi Communist Party en route to other countries (7 pp). [R 6 Feb 90, St 10-3]

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…CT-10/3g of 11.06.90

RESOLUTION

Of the Secretariat of the CC of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union

Re: Discontinuation of the Practice of Illegal Crossing to Soviet Territory by Activists of the Iraqi Communist Party en Route to Third Countries

  1. [It is hereby resolved to] discontinue the receiving, in Soviet territory, of IKP activists who illicitly cross the Soviet frontier on their way to third countries.
  2. The text of the telegram to the Soviet KGB Rezident in Syria shall be approved as appended.

Vote results

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10.29.90

. 037 / Excerpts forwarded to Comrades Yanayev, Fonin. Kryuchkov OCT. 1990 / Forwarded. 11.06.90

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[Stamped] “CC CPSU, Sector 2, OCT. 26, [19]90, 0704 OP. THIS TEXT IS TO BE RETURNED TO THE GENERAL DEPARTMENT, CC CPSU”

CC OF THE CPSU

Re: Discontinuation of the Practice of Illegal Crossing to Soviet Territory by Activists of the Iraqi Communist Party en Route to Third Countries

As agreed upon with the CC CPSU, Oct. 5, 1990, the leadership of the Iraqi Communist Party (IKP) has been notified that we have exhausted our capacities in terms of transfer of IKP activists from Iraq via Iran, via the USSR, to third countries. In response, A. Muhammed, Secretary General, CC IKP, has assured that, as of October 11, 1990, the IKP leadership has forbidden the party members

to cross the Soviet border (… KGB telegram from Damascus, spec. #1961 of Oct. 10, 1990). However, after the said date, 17 persons have crossed the border as of October 25. At present, there are over 150 IKP activists and members of their families on Soviet territory.

We believe it expedient to put an end to the crossing of the Soviet border by IKP activists on their way to third countries, and notify the leadership of the Iraqi Communist Party.

This matter has been coordinated with the Committee for State Security of the USSR (Comrade L.V. Shebarshyn).

Enclosed please find CC CPSU draft resolution.

(Signed)

  1. Urnov, Deputy Head of the International Department, CC CPSU

Oct. 26, 1990

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CC CPSU

… Activists of the Iraqi Communist Party being Transferred to Third Countries via Soviet Territory

… efforts to transfer. territory of the USSR of IKP activists. consent of the CC CPSU, of Aug. 28, 1990. transferred to third countries. Iraqi Communist Party (IKP) A. Muha[mmed]. that the friends are mak[ing efforts]. is discontinuing assistance to the friends . influx of refugees. Iraq through Iran and further on across the ter[ritory of the USSR]. However, following the departure of A. . (in 1988-90, we have re[ceived] . has not only failed to decreases. more than 250 persons. this country). Also. the Soviet border has been cro[ssed]. additional measures to stop. This is becoming. dispatch of some 100 persons. we believe. territory of the USSR, to Syria and other countries.

.receiving permission to. Muhammed to Damascus the influx of refugees. primarily to Syria, but has also increased. Over the past se[veral]. said persons in place of their. over 50 IKP activists and members [of their families]. Turkmenian SSR). increasingly burdensome for us.. situation. There are not enough housing [facilities] fail to show sufficient insistence],.. foodstuffs. receipt . these refugees in third [countries]. up to six months and longer). There is an excessive accumulation. psychological condition. temporary settlement (in the vicinity of . where [the situation] is getting strained.

premises, maintenance staff… delays of departure from the USSR… has a negative effect on the morale … Iraqis.

.International Department, CC CPSU, is taking measures to ease these tensions. Two representatives of the Iraqi Communist Party are being dispatched from Moscow to Charjou to conduct educational work with the refugees. There has been a discussion with Yu. Fejsad, the Syrian Communist leader who is in Moscow now, in the course of which we [expressed a desire] to assist with the speeding up of paperwork involved in the issuance of Syrian entry permits for the IKP activists.

[In addition] we believe it expedient to take the following [measures:]

. Forward a telegram to Damascus (as per draft enclosed herewith) . request that the Iraqi comrades make every effort to receive from the Syrians [entry permits] for the Iraqis who have crossed the Soviet border.

[It has been further resolved to] request the CC of the Communist Party of Turkmenistan that they provide all possible aid [to the Iraqi refugees?]. the Society [of the Red Cross and Red Crescent of Turkmenia that all possible measures be taken to accommodate the newly arrived [refugees], including food and . maintenance staff.

[We re]quest your consent.

(Signed)

  1. Fyodorov, Head of the International Department, CC CPSU

. September, 1990

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.with reference to the conversation with . [Muhammed] that took place in Moscow, we request that you advise the leadership of our Iraqi friends thereof.

. Of late, despite the agreement reached, . the number of IKP activists and members of their families, including . small children crossing the Soviet border has noticeably increased (up to 50 persons over the past several weeks). Tensions and nervousness are mounting in temporary refugee settlements, [in conjunction with] delayed departures from the USSR (such delays last two weeks and longer), also feeling uncertain about the [nearest] future has a depressive effect on the refugees’ morale. hardships in terms of organization and supplies. settlement. Excessive accumulation of refugees (currently . 50 persons) may well have most unwelcome consequences, considering the complicated domestic situation. Quite frankly, at the moment we have practically exhausted our options of receiving Iraqi comrades.

In view of this, please ask the Iraqi comrades to take urgent measures to stop further crossings of the Soviet border by activists [of the Iraqi Communist] Party.

It is also necessary to speed up arrangements for the transfer to other countries… of the Iraqis who are currently on [Soviet] territory.

Please keep us posted.

Workers of all countries, unite!

[THIS DOCUMENT] IS TO BE RETURNED TO … CC CPSU (General Department, Sector II) WITHIN.

CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF THE SOVIET UNION

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#Ct-10/3g

Excerpt from the Protocol [Minutes] of the CC CPSU Secretariat, of November 6, 1990

Re: Discontinuation of the Practice of Illegal Crossing to Soviet Territory by Activists of the Iraqi Communist Party en Route to Third Countries

  1. [It is hereby resolved to] discontinue the receiving, in Soviet territory, of IKP activists who illicitly cross the Soviet frontier on their way to third countries.
  2. The text of the telegram to the Soviet KGB Rezident in Syria shall be approved as appended.

SECRETARY OF THE CC

Forwarded to Comrades Yanayev, Falin, Kryuchkov.

ZZe

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