Sept 26, 78 • Georgetown-State • 3130

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P 261034Z SEP 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7702
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EXDIS
FOR ARA/CAR ASHLEY HEWITT

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: CPAS, CASC, GY, OREP (RYAN, LEO)
SUBJECT: CONGRESSMAN RYAN’S PLANNED VISIT TO THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE IN GUYANA
REF: A. STATE 241892, B. STATE 161993, C. GEORGETOWN 1815

1. DETAILED SEPTEL (GEORGETOWN 3125) IN RESPONSE TO REF A, WHICH CAN BE GIVEN AS WIDE DISSEMINATION AS YOU CHOOSE, HAS ALREADY BEEN DISPATCHED.

2. I NOTE IN THE FINAL SENTENCE IN PARA 2 REF. A CONGRESSMAN RYAN’S IMPRESSION THAT THE EMBASSY’S HANDLING OF THE MATTER (I.E., THE PEOPLE’S TEMPLE) HAD BEEN SATISFACTORY UP TO THIS TIME BUT THAT “STRONGER MEASURES ARE NOW REQUIRED.”

3. IN THIS CONNECTION, I BELIEVE IT IMPORTANT THAT YOU REVIEW CAREFULLY REF. C AND THE DEPARTMENT’S RESPONSE, REF. B.

BURKE

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Originally posted on February 12th, 2020.

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