342. Memorandum From Acting Director of Central Intelligence Carlucci to the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Brzezinski)1


  • Possible Policy Options—Iran

Our response to the second part of your July 17 memorandum on this subject was conveyed in a paper handcarried to you by the DCI on U.S. non-lethal options. This paper was dated 30 July.2 I am attaching a paper responding to the first part of your memorandum requesting an evaluation of possible stronger covert action against Khomeini.

Frank C. Carlucci
Acting Director


Paper Prepared in the Central Intelligence Agency3

[3 pages not declassified]

  1. Source: Carter Library, National Security Affairs, Staff Material, Office File, Box 87, For President or Brzezinski Only File, Iran Sensitive 5/80–10/80) Secret. Hunter forwarded the memorandum and attachment to Aaron under an August 18 covering memorandum, noting that “a good deal more elaboration and detail before SCC consideration” was necessary. Aaron drew a line through the sentence in which Hunter asked whether any further action was needed. (Ibid.)

  2. The actual date of the paper was July 25. See footnote 4, Document 328.
  3. Secret.