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P 031500Z AUG 79
FM BERN (89-6) (P)
TO DIRECTOR FBI (89-4286) (233-03)
UNCLAS E F T O
By letter dated [line deleted] enclosed to US Dept. Justice [line deleted.
Legat forwarded copy of [line deleted] in summary below:
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For info Bureau, [2 lines deleted]. This has provided numerous press inquiries Amemb [American Embassy], Bern, and USDOJ re Swiss responses. Legat is an opinion this technique is Swiss response to case of Arno Arndt in which law enforcement authorities in US issued press release prior to filing formal request for legal assistance or for extradition of Arndt. Latter case resulted in considerable adverse publicity to Switzerland in US and great discomfort on part of Swiss authorities.
Request of Bureau:
1. Immediately furnish above summary translation to Mr. [name deleted], Room 2215, USDOJ.
2. Retransmit to San Francisco