Serial 21 • SITREP VI

[Editor’s notes: The full text of this text was taken from https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE293803_d.html.

[This document appears as Serial 21 in the FBI RYMUR release and as State
Department cable 293803
in the State Department release.]

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STATE 293803
ORIGIN ARA-15
INFO OCT-01 EUR-12 EA-10 NEA-11 ISO-00 SSO-00 NSCE-00
INRE-00 ICAE-00 SCS-06 CA-01 H-01 SY-05 FBIE-00
SYE-00 PA-01 TRSE-00 MCT-02 AID-05 OC-06 CCO-00
JUSE-00 CIAE-00 INR-10 NSAE-00 /086 R
DRAFTED BY ARA:JGRIFFITH
APPROVED BY ARA:JBUSHNELL
S/S-O:RCASTRODALE
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O 201404Z NOV 78
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PANAMA IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY CARACAS IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PORT OF SPAIN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY LONDON IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY PARAMARIBO IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY KUWAIT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY TEHRAN IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY TOKYO IMMEDIATE
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 293803
LONDON FOR MICHAEL FINLEY, TOKYO FOR SENATOR HAYAKAWA

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: SITUATION REPORT NO. VI
REFERENCE: STATE 293800 AND PREVIOUS

The Guyanese Government has now given final clearance for

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the two helicopters that are part of the assistance package it requested and has established a cabinet level crisis committee to handle the Peoples Temple calamity. The committee is headed by Minister Of Health, Housing, and Labor Hamilton Green and includes the ministers of foreign and home affairs. Green is known as a dynamic, capable administrator. Ambassador [John] Burke is working closely with the committee which is now considering our offer of medical helicopter evacuation and graves registration units, including up to 12 helicopters. An early answer is expected, and the national military command center is preparing to have the units ready to move quickly.

Vance [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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Originally posted on May 15th, 2018.

Last modified on March 29th, 2021.
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