March 2, 1979 • 1825 • Georgetown-State • 0939

[Editor’s note: The text of this cable was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1979GEORGE00939_e.html.]

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INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 SS-15 H-04 NSCE-00 SSO-00 /030 W
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O 021825Z MAR 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC NIACT IMMEDIATE 9099
C O N F I D E N T I A L GEORGETOWN 0939
FOR DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY GROVE, ARA.

E.O.12065: GDS, 3/2/85 (BURKE, JOHN R.) OR-M
TAGS: OREP, PINS, GY
SUBJ: HFAC INVESTIGATION OF ASSASSINATION OF CONGRESSMAN RYAN
REF: GEORGETOWN 4655

1. (C-ENTIRE TEXT)

2. PRIME MINISTER IS OUT OF GEORGETOWN FOR THE WEEK-END. I HAVE AN APPOINTMENT 10:00 A.M. MARCH 3 WITH FOREIGN MINISTER RASHLEIGH JACKSON AT WHICH TIME I WILL DELIVER TO HIM TEXT OF ZABLOCKI LETTER FOR CONVEYANCE TO THE PRIME MINISTER. THE FOREIGN MINISTER IS LIKELY TO SEEK CERTAIN AMPLIFYING INFORMATION FROM ME DURING THAT INTERVIEW, AND I SHALL DRAW ON THE PERTINENT PORTIONS OF REFTEL. SHOULD THE QUESTION ARISE, I ASSUME THAT I AM AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE HIM WITH THE NAMES CONTAINED IN PARA 7 REFTEL.

3. FYI. AMBASSADOR MANN IS STILL IN GEORGETOWN AND WILL NOT BE BACK IN WASHINGTON BEFORE THE END OF THE WEEK OF MARCH 4. END FYI.

4. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE THAT OF THE AMERICAN OFFICIALS MENTIONED IN PARA 9 REFTEL MALCOLM JENSEN

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HAS RETIRED AND IS LIVING IN URUGUAY; JAMES WARD AND RICHARD MARTIN, WHO WERE TDY GEORGETOWN FOR THE FORTNIGHT FOLLOWING NOV. 18, HAVE LONG SINCE RETURNED TO THEIR PERMANENT STATIONS.

BURKE

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