• Short Summary

    President Ford said on Monday (16 September) night the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had no part in the overthrow of Chile's Marxist President Salvadore Allende, although it did help Chilean opposition newspapers and political parties.

  • Description

    President Ford said on Monday (16 September) night the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had no part in the overthrow of Chile's Marxist President Salvadore Allende, although it did help Chilean opposition newspapers and political parties.

    He made the remark at a Press Conference when asked about reports that a "Committee of 40" -- led by Secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger -- supervised a role by the CIA in President Allende's overthrow last year.

    Mr. Ford told reporters that "our Government does take certain actions in the intelligence field to help implement foreign policy and protect national security".

    "But", he added, "to my knowledge we had no involvement in the coup itself."
    However, he continued that the United States had assisted the opposition press under Alllende which, he said, was being repressed.

    But the furor over American involvement in Allende's overthrow looks like continuing. On Tuesday (17 September) the influential Washington Post reported that a Senate Sub-Committee report has called for a perjury investigation into testimony on United States political involvement in Chilean political affairs by former CIA Director Richard Helms and three other senior former CIA Director Richard Helms and three other senior former government officials.

    The paper also accused Dr. Kissinger of deceiving the full Senate Foreign Relations Committee in sworn testimony.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9C7FUMPFGD20X7JEWOQ0LTNPJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9C7FUMPFGD20X7JEWOQ0LTNPJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/09/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:48:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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