Serial 1776

[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1776 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979BERN00386_e.html.]

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ACTION EUR-12
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 JUSE-00 L-03 TRSE-00 NSC-05 SS-15 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 FBIE-00 PA-01 /047 W
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R 230840Z JAN 79
FM AMEMBASSY BERN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7604
INFO AMEMBASSY BONN
AMCONSUL MUNICH

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EO 12065: NA
TAGS: EFIN, CASC, SZ
SUBJ: PEOPLES TEMPLE FUNDS IN SWITZERLAND
REF: STATE 8551

Embassy has received copy of letter dated Jan 4 to Lawrence W. Chamblee, Dept of Justice, from Dr. Frei, Swiss Dept Justice & Police. Letter states Swiss view that Charig intervention was not appropriate, not in accordance Treaty on Mutual Assistance, and caused confusion rather than more expeditious handling. Letter asks that such requests be made through Embassy Bern or in case extreme urgency directly from US Dept of Justice to Swiss Sept Justice & Police. It asks that Mr. Charig and Mr. Ristau be informed of letter. Embassy pouching copies Dept (Eur/Ce Porter), Bonn and Munich.

WARNER [Marvin L. Warner, U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland]

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Originally posted on August 3rd, 2020.

Last modified on July 17th, 2022.
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