Feb 8, 1979 • 0013 • State-Georgetown • 32688

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ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 H-01 CA-01 /018 R
DRAFTED BY ARA/CAR:R MCCOY:KC
APPROVED BY ARA/CAR:A HEWITT
ARA/L:T FORTUNE
ARA:B GROVE
ARA:J BUSHNELL
H/ARA:E TAYLOR (SUBS)
CA:H HORAN (SUBS)
ARA:V P VAKY
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O 080013Z FEB 79
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 032688

E.O. 12065: GDS 2/7/85 (MCCOY, RICHARD A.)
TAGS: PINT, GY
SUBJECT: HIRC REQUEST TO INTERVIEW GUYANESE OFFICIALS

1.(U) THE FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A LETTER DATED JAN. 31, 1979 SENT TO THE SECRETARY FROM CHAIRMAN ZAULOCKI [CLEMENT ZABLOCKI] OF THE HIRC.

BEGIN TEXT:

DEAR MR. SECRETARY,

THE STAFF INVESTIGATION OF CONGRESSMAN RYAN’S MURDER IN GUYANA HAS REACHED THE POINT WHERE IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO INTERVIEW, BOTH HERE AND ABROAD, A NUMBER OF GUYANESE OFFICIALS. THIS EFFORT WILL REQUIRE THE COOPERATION OF

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THE DEPARTMENT. I WOULD, THEREFORE, APPRECIATE YOUR SUGGESTIONS AS TO HOW BEST TO COORDINATE THIS STAGE OF THE INVESTIGATION WITH APPROPRIATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS.

WITH BEST WISHES,

I AM SINCERELY YOURS,

CHAIRMAN

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2. COMMENTS OR SUGGESTIONS THAT EMBASSY MAY HAVE SHOULD BE SUBMITTED BY COB FEBRUARY 9.

3.(C)FYI: DEPARTMENT 3ELIEVES THAT IF IT AGREES TO HOUSE REQUEST TO APPROACH GUYANESE ON THIS ISSUE BEST PROCEDURE WOULD BE TO PASS REQUEST THROUGH GUYANESE EMBASSY HERE.

VANCE

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