7.2 THE MIDDLE EAST AND ASIA

8 January 1969*, Pb 111/162 [5; 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4] – Politburo decision. Set up an “International Fund to aid Left-wing, Workers’ Organizations”. Fund total, $16.5 million; Soviet contribution, $14 million (4 pp). [R 8 January 1969, Pb 111-162]

28 August 1969*, 2169-A [7.2] – KGB memorandum. Arson at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem and the demonstration in India organized by the KGB. [R 28 August 1969 – 2169-A]

1970s

29 December 1973*, St-108/62 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Lebanese Communist Party for military training for 12 people (2 pp). [R 29 December 1973, St 108-62]

23 April 1974*, 1071-A/ov [7.2] – KGB report to Brezhnev. Clandestine meeting between KGB station chief in Lebanon and WADIE HADDAD of the PFLP (People’s Liberation Front of Palestine). The KGB has maintained clandestine contact with Haddad since 1968. Future collaboration discussed (2 pp). [R 23 April 1974,1071-A-ov]

08 May 1974**, St 125/5 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from Syrian Communist Party  for “special training” in cryptography, radio techniques and forging of documents (2 pp).  [R 8 May 1974, St 125-5]

27 June 1974**, St 130/64 [7.2] – Secretariat. Reception of three Syrian Communists for special training in Moscow (3 pp). [R 27 June 1974, St 130-6]

19 July 1974**, St 132/13 [7.2] – Secretariat. Reception of “Lebanese Friends” for special training. Provide training for 12 people (2 pp). [R 19 July 1974, St 132-13]

10 January 1975**, 55-A/ov [7.2] – 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]

16 May 1975*, 1218-A/ov [7.2] – ANDROPOV to BREZHNEV. Foreign-made weapons have been supplied to WADIE HADDAD of the People’s Liberation Front of Palestine. [R 16 May 1975, 1218-A-ov]

//10 October 1975**, Pb 192/6 [7.2] – Politburo. Request from the Lebanese Communist Party; decision to supply various arms in October-November 1975 (4 pp). (R 10 October 1975, Pb 192-6]

31 December 1975**, 3240-A [7.2; 9.1] – KGB report. Shipments to the USSR of American weapons captured in Vietnam. [R 31 December 1975, 3240-A]

29 March 1976**, St 3/42 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request by Lebanese Communist Party  for “special training” in party security (cryptography, photography etc) (3 pp). [R 29 March 1976, St 3-42)

7 April 1976**, St 4/40 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Iraqi Communist Party. Decision to provide apartment for widow of a Party activist who collaborated with Soviet special services (3 pp). [R 7 April 1976, St 4-40]

7 June 1976**, St 11/73 [7.2] – Secretariat. The reception of two Syrian Communists in Moscow for special studies (4 pp). [R 4 June 1976, St 11-73]

14 December 1976, St 36/64 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the leadership of the Iranian People’s Party. Due to Bulgaria’s refusal to continue broadcasting to Iran, consider possibility of organizing further broadcasts from GDR, Czechoslovakia, Hungary or Romania (10 pp). [R 14 December 1976, St 36-64]

13 December 1978**, St 138/5 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from Lebanese Communist Party for supplies of modern artillery equipment (4 pp). [R 13 December 1978, St 138-5]

21 June 1979**, St 164/31 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Israeli Communist Party leadership for “special training” for DORON VILNER, member of Komsomol Central Committee (4 pp). [R 21 June 1979, St 164-31]

3 July 1979, St 165/55 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Lebanese Communist Party leadership for “special training” of two groups, comprising 5 people each (6 pp). [R 3 July 1979, St 135-55]

23 July 1979, St 168/47 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Lebanese Communist Party leadership for a portable radio station for broadcasting to Lebanon and Israel (3 pp). [R 23 July 1979, St 169-47]

31 July 1979, St 169/18 [7.2] – Secretariat. About an “anti-Soviet Zionist provocation” in Tel-Aviv (3 pp). [R 31 July 1979, St 169-18]

30 August 1979*, St 174/44 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Central Committee of the People’s Party of Iran for supplies of machine-guns, hand-grenades and other foreign-made weapons (6 pp). [R 30 August 1979, St 174-47]

3 October 1979, St 179/17 [7.2] – Secretariat. Establishing cooperation with a new revolutionary organization in Thailand (11 pp). [R 3 October 1979, St 179-17]

1980s

19 February 1980, St 198/60 [7.2] – Secretariat. Establishing links with the Pakistan Communist Party; providing “special training” for E. A. NAZISH, the Party’s General Secretary, for 2 months (3 pp). [R 19 February 1980, St 198-60]

8 May 1980, St 210/37 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from Lebanese Communist Party leadership for “special training” for 5 people (2 pp). [R  8 May 1980, St 210-37]

11 August 1980, St 219/50 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the leadership of the People’s Party of Iran. “Special training” for 3 people (3 pp). [R 11 August 1980, St 219-50]

12 December 1980**, St 241/41 [5; 7.2] – Soviet military delegation to Syria. Discussions about use of Syrian ports by Soviet navy, landing of Soviet spy planes at Syrian airports, and stationing of aviation and artillery units there (12 pp).  [R 12 December 1980, St 241/41]

26 December 1980**, St 243/44 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from MEIR VILNER, General Secretary of the Israeli Communist Party, for “special training” for DORON VILNER [see also 21 June 1979] (3 pp). [R 26 December 1980, St 243-44]

29 December 1980*, Pb 230/34 [5; 7.1; 7.2; 7.3; 7.4] – Politburo decision. Financial assistance in 1981 (US $) to Communist Parties and movements (USA, 2 million; France, 2 million; Finland, 1.4 million; Portugal, 700,000), in total 57 recipients (5 pp). [R 1980, 29 December]

1983-1989

21 June 1983**, Pb 113/110 [7.2] – Politburo decision. Delivery to Palestine Liberation Organisation of “special property” from Syrian Arab Republic to Tunisia, two West German-made speedboats (6 pp). [R 21 June 1983, Pb 113-110]

11 November 1983, St 131/68 [7.2] – Secretariat. Request from Lebanese Communist Party leadership for “special” training (3 pp). [R 11 November 1983, St 131-68]

22 May 1984, St 153/58 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the People’s Party of Iran for “special training” for the party’s General Secretary (5 pp). [R 22 May 84, St 153-58]

26 June 1984 (no number) [7.2] – Central Committee International Department. Request from the leadership of the Iraqi Communist Party; memo from Central Committee International Department; special training for 20 people (3 pp). [R 26 Jun 84,  18-S-1219]

27 November 1984*, Pb 185/49 [7.2] – Politburo. Measures to be taken by the Defence Ministry and the KGB. Supplies of special equipment to the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) in exchange for a collection of art objects from the Ancient World (2 pp).  [R 27 Nov 84, Pb 185-49]

17 January 1985, St-181/28 [7.2] – Secretariat: A request from the leadership of the People’s Party of Iran for “special” training (8 pp). [R 17 Jan 85, St 181-28]

20 April 1985**, 318/5/0219 [7.2] – Receiving 20 activists of the Lebanese Communist Party for training at the USSR Ministry of Defence (4 pp). //

14 August 1985, St 202/18 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon for special training for 7 people (4 pp). [R 14 Aug 85, St 202-18]

9 February 1987**, St-39/65 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon for “special” military training for 30 people annually in 1987 and 1988 (5 pp). [R 9 Feb 87, St 39-65]

2 March 1988, St-80/3 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Turkish Communist Party for “special training” for 12 people (2 pp). [R 2 Mar 88, St 80-3]

30 June 1988**, St-86/317 [7.2; 7.3] – Secretariat. A request from the Egyptian Communist Party, “special training” for RIFAAT SAID (3 pp). [R 30 Jun 88,  St 86-317]

18 January 1989, St 95/62 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from the Progressive Socialist Party of Lebanon. Special military training for 20 people annually (5pp). [R 18 Jan 89, St 95-62]

21 February 1989**, St 97/76 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Turkish Communist Party. Training for Comrade ENDER HARMAN in professional cryptography (7 pp). [R 21 Feb 89, St 97-16]

29 September 1989**, St 105/159 [7.2] – Secretariat. A request from leadership of the Turkish Communist Party, “special training” for 10 people (2 pp). [R 29 Sep 89,  St 105-159]

1990s

6 February 1990**, St-10/3 [4; 7.2] – 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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