Andropov to Brezhnev. Clandestine visit to Moscow by WADIE HADDAD of the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The USSR is to supply the PFLP with foreign-made equipment and weapons (2 pp). [R 10 January 1975, 55-A-OV]
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COMMITTEE OF NATIONAL SECURITY [KGB] at THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS of USSR
“10” January of 1975. No. of 55-A/Ob
city of Moscow
[Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet
With the sanction of the CC CPSU № P 147/42 from on August 14, 1974, in September of this year to Moscow illegally arrived Vadia Khaddad, a chief of the international services of the People Liberation Front of Palestine.
In Moscow with Khadd were discussed questions related to the strict secrecy of his collaboration with Soviet Secret Services; the latter is necessary for obtaining up-to-date political, military and strategic information.
Khaddad fully understands the policy of the Soviet Union in the Middle East and he sees the USSR as a natural and the most reliable ally of the Palestinian National Liberation movement.
As a result of our political influence on Khaddad, he arrived to the conclusion that it will be necessary to transfer the center of gravity of operations conducted by [PLO] from other countries to the territory of Israel and the occupied Arab lands. He promised by all means to abstain from conducting unreasonable and senseless terrorist acts.
For these purposes Khaddad requests our help in acquisition of some types of military weapons and technical equipment and also our help in their production made from the foreign materials.
In the interest of the matter we assume it would possible to partially satisfy a request made by Khadd and to illegally transfer certain Soviet military and technical means which we have previously supplied [Handwriting, unclear] (2 pages)
to the Middle East countries, and also to provide foreign weapons and special equipment, manufactured by us using foreign materials for production.
We request agreements.
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF STATE SECURITY [KGB]
The agreement was reported
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