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The Michigan Daily-Friday August 10, 1979-Page 11
CLASSIFIED STUDY TELLS OF FOREIGN SPIES IN U.S
FBI to investigate leaking of draft report

WASHINGTON (AP) - The FBI has
been ordered to investigate the leaking
of a classified Senate draft report in-
dicating that spies from five friendly
nations operated on U.S soil to silence
critics of their governments, it was
disclosed yesterday.
The draft report prepared by the
Senate Foreign Relations Committee's
staff said the intelligence agencies of
Iran, the Philippines, Taiwan, Chile
and Yugoslavia operated freely in the
United States to spy on, harass,
threaten and plot against critics of the
authoritarian regimes they represen-
ted.
The aim was to influence public
opinion by "countering" dissident
ethnic groups in the United States
"through harassment, intimidation and
monitoring," and possibly
assassination, the report said.
The report said federal agencies have
done little or nothing to protect the
rights of U.S. residents from foreign
agents and said the State Department
"has actively discouraged FBI in-
vestigation of likely statutory
violations."
And former Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger "made incorrect and
misleading statements to the public"
concerning the U.S. government's
knowledge of the activities of Iranian
intelligence services inside the United
States, the report said.
A copy of the draft report had been
obtained by syndicated columnist Jack
Anderson, and details were published in
yesterday's editions of The New York
Limited
progress
made in
strike talks
Continued from Page
eliminating sick pay. They say the
University contends the current sick
leave policy, which is based on ac-
cumulation of work hours, is being
"abused."
Campus electricians, plumbers, con-
struction workers, and other skilled
trades workers walked off the job when
their contract with the University ex-
pired July 31. Union picket lines have
halted construction projects and slowed
deliveries of food and supplies at the
University Hospital and other campus
buildings.
Picket lines will remain at the un-
derground law library, the Taubman
medical library and the Gerald Ford
library construction sites, despite
threats of injunctions by the
Washtenaw County firms working at
the sites, according to Mericle.
At the stadium, "there is renovation
work that has been started and not
completed," Mericle said. The picket
lines are being honored by non-
University contractors who were
working on the repairs. He said strikers
will remain at their posts until a set-
tlement is reached, even if the repairs
are not completed in time for the start
of football season.

Times and The Washington Post.
At the White House, press secretary
Jody Powell refused to comment on the
substance of the report, except to say
"this administration has not and does
not condone violations of American law
by foreign intelligence services or
anybody else."
Asked whether any investigation had
been ordered into its disclosure, he said
Sen. George McGovern (D-S.D.). had

written to Attorney General Griffin Bell
on July 26 to request a probe.
Powell said that yesterday, Assistant
Attorney General Philip Heymann,
head of the criminal division, ordered
the FBI to begin investigating the mat-
ter. He said he would not discuss the
material in the report because it is
classified.
Assassination teams were sent to the
United States from Iran and Chile. the

report said. And it said the political ac-
tivities of certain foreign students
routinely were monitored by the in-
telligence services of their homelands.
Many of the activities of these foreign
intelligence services deprived
naturalized U.S. citizens of their con-
stitutional rights, including freedom of
speech, the study said. It said that at
times, the foreign operatives had the
tacit approval of U.S. agencies.

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