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ITT (International Telephone And Telegraph Corporation) / Chile #469324

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 21, 1973
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(Studio) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) offered United States $1 million to support any action to prevent Marxist Salvadore Allende from becoming President Chile. Offer made in 1970 by John McCone, former head CIA and now head ITT, to Henry Kissinger's office.
REPORTER: John Chancellor

(Capitol Hill) $1 million offer authorized by ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) President Harold Geneen. Money was to help United States government action designed to unite opposition parties in blocking Allende's election victory in Chilean Parliament. [McCONE - says supported Geneen's idea and discussed it with Richard Helms and Henry Kissinger. Offer not adopted by government]

Chancellor, John;
Duke, Paul

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