[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1105 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The text was released at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04137_d.html.]
GEORGE 04137 071300Z
INFO OCT-01 ARA-15 ISO-00 SYE-00 SS-15 SSO-00 NSCE-00
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O 071200Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO US SECRET SERVICE HQS (ID-FIB & ACB) IMMEDIATE
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 8357
DIR FBI IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4137
E.O. 12065: NA
SUBJ: ASSASSINATION THREAT AGAINST PRESIDENT/VICE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
REF: USSS 1125
AMBASSADOR [JOHN BURKE] WILL BE DISCUSSING WITHIN THE NEXT FEW DAYS FBI DESIRE TO INTERVIEW PEOPLES TEMPLE MEMBERS STILL IN GEORGETOWN. AT THE SAME TIME HE WILL RAISE REQUEST CONTAINED REFTEL.
BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]