May 29, 1979 • 1206 • Georgetown-State • 2361

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O 291206Z MAY 79
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9743
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 2361
FOR THE COUNSELOR FROM THE AMBASSADOR

E.O. 12065: NA
TAG: CASC (PEOPLE TEMPLE), GY
SUBJ: CRIMMINS/CARPENTER REPORT.
REF: STATE 134293

1. I AM MOST GRATEFUL THAT THE FULL TEXT OF MY JUNE 6 CABLE (GEORGETOWN 1815) AND THE DEPARTMENT’S REPLY (STATE 161993) WILL BE PUBLICLY RELEASED. I WOULD APPRECIATE BEING INFORMED AS TO THE DATE THIS WsILL BE DONE.

2. REGARDING THE LAST SENTENCE IN PARA 1 OF YOUR REPLY, CERTAINLY I DID NOT EXPECT THE DEPARTMENT TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CORRECTIONS IN THE CRIMMINS/CARPENTER REPORT. I REALIZE THAT THEIR REPORT WAS AN INDEPENDENT STUDY COMMISSIONED BY YOUR OFFICE AND THAT ANY CORRECTION SHOULD COME FROM THE AUTHORS THEMSELVES. THAT IS WHY I ADDRESSED MY MAY 7 LETTER DIRECTLY TO AMBASSADOR CRIMMINS WITH A COPY TO MR. STANLEY CARPENTER. I EXPECT THEM TO ISSUE THE CORRECTION TO THEIR CONCLUSION SO THAT IT ACCORDS WITH THE FACTS ON THE RECORD, AS REQUESTED IN MY LETTER. I ATTACH GREAT IMPORTANCE TO THEIR DOING THIS WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY.

BURKE

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