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March 18, 1979

CPSU CC POLITBURO DECISIONS ON AFGHANISTAN

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    CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan assigning roles to expose outside intervention in Afghanistan and to deal with the deteriorating situation
    "CPSU CC Politburo Decisions on Afghanistan," March 18, 1979, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Archive of the President, Russian Federation (APRF), f. 3 op. 82, d. 137, ll. 121-123 https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/113261
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Proletariats of all countries, unite!

Subject to return within 3 days to the CC CPSU (General Department, 1st Sector)
Communist Party of the Soviet Union. CENTRAL COMMITTEE

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No.P147/II
To Comrades Brezhnev, Kosygin, Andropov, Gromyko,Kirilenko, Ustinov, Ponomarev, Rusakov, Zimianin,Zamiatin, Smirtiukov.

Extract from protocol No. 147 of the CC CPSU Politburo session of
18 March 1979

About certain measures of a political and organizational nature regarding the sharpening of the situation in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
1. Assign Com. Kosygin, A.N. to negotiate by telephone with Com. N.M. Taraki about the possibility of a meeting with him in Moscow or Tashkent.

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Proletariats of all countries, unite!

Communist Party of the Soviet Union. CENTRAL COMMITTEE
TOP SECRET
No.P147/II
To Comrades Brezhnev, Kosygin, Andropov, Gromyko, Kirilenko, Ustinov, Ponomarev, Rusakov, Zimianin, Zamiatin, Smirtiukov.
Extract from protocol No. 147 of the CC CPSU Politburo session of 18 March 1979
About certain measures of a political and organizational nature regarding the sharpening of the situation in the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan
1. Special file.
2. In relation to the sharpening of the situation in the DRA, consider expedient the acceptance of a political document which reveals the reasons for the sharpening of the situation in Afghanistan, and defines our possible steps in providing assistance to the leadership of the DRA in the stabilization of the situation in the country.
Assign Coms. Gromyko, Andropov, Ustinov, Ponomarev to prepare a draft resolution on that issue, taking into account the exchange of opinions which took place at the meeting the the CC Politburo.
3. Assign Coms. Ponomarev, Zimianin and Zamiatin to prepare materials for publication in the press, transmission by television and radio, which unmasks the interference of the USA, Pakistan, Iran, China in the internal affairs of the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. As soon as these materials are ready, send them to press.
4. Assign the MFA USSR and the CC CPSU International department to prepare a draft of an appeal to the governments of Iran and Pakistan about the inadmissibility of preparing diversionist and terrorist acts on the territories of Iran and Pakistan, sending diversionist groups onto the territory of Afghanistan, and intervention in the internal affairs of the DRA.
5. Assign the KGB USSR and the CC CPSU Department of foreign political propaganda to prepare and send to third countries materials about the interference in the internal affairs of Afghanistan by the USA, Pakistan, Iran, China, and other countries.
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