Dec 3, 78 • 1059 • State-Georgetown • 305365 (SITREP 28)

[Editor’s notes: The full text of this text was taken from https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978STATE305365_d.html.

[This document appears as Serial 818 in the FBI RYMUR release and as State
Department cable 305365
in the State Department release.]

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STATE 305365
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UNCLAS STATE 305365
LONDON FOR MICHAEL FINLEY

E.O. 116525 N/A
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJECT: SITUATION REPORT NO. 28, 12/2/78, 1300 (EST)

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1. THE OFFICIAL LIST OF SURVIVORS BEING PERMITTED BY THE GUYANESE GOVERNMENT TO DEPART THIS WEEKEND INCLUDED A TOTAL OF 32 NAMES. SIX ARE ALREADY EN ROUTE FROM GEORGETOWN. OF THE REMAINING 26, IT IS NOT CLEAR THAT ALL WILL CHOOSE TO LEAVE TOMORROW.

2. THE DEPUTY ADMINISTRATOR FOR AID HAS APPROVED FOR PROCESSING THE UNANTICIPATED ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENT FOR HELP IN LEASING A SHORT TAKE OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT TO TEMPORARILY REPLACE THE TWIN OTTER DAMAGED AT THE TIME CONGRESSMAN RYAN WAS MURDERED. THE PLANE IS URGENTLY NEEDED TO SUPPLY FOOD AND MEDICINE TO INTERIOR TOWNS WITHOUT ANY OTHER FORM OF TRANSPORTATION.

3. PRESS CALLS HAVE BEEN GREATLY REDUCED DURING THIS MORNING, AND GENERALLY LIMITED TO ASKING WHETHER ANYTHING IS NEW. THEY HAVE NOT CONCENTRATED ON THE ISSUE OF THE ROLE OF THE STATE DEPARTMENT.

VANCE [Cyrus Vance, Secretary of State]

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