[Editor’s note: This document was released both as a State Department cable as part of its 1981 FOIA release, and as Serial 1202 of the FBI’s RYMUR release. The State Department release withheld the file number for this case. It is denoted below in red type.
[The text for this document was released in 2014 by the now-defunct Wikileaks website at https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/1978GEORGE04226_d.html. This URL may be available through the Wayback Machine.]
GEORGE 04226 121403Z
INFO OCT-01 ISO-00 USSS-00 SY-05 SYE-00 SS-15 SSO-00
NSCE-00 FBIE-00 H-02 HA-05 L-03 SCS-06 CA-01
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P 121220Z DEC 78
FM AMEMBASSY GEORGETOWN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8421
UNCLAS GEORGETOWN 4226
E.O. 12065: NA
TAGS: CASC, OREP (RYAN, LEO), GY
SUBJ: ASSASSINATION THREAT AGAINST PRES/VICE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S.
REF: USSS CO-2-78, 978.
PLEASE INFORM USSS [U.S. SECRET SERVICE] THAT GOG [GOVERNMENT OF GUYANA] CABINET-LEVEL COMMITTEE IS SCHEDULED TO MEET TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12 TO REVIEW REQUEST THAT SECRET SERVICE BE PERMITTED TO INTERVIEW CERTAIN PEOPLES TEMPLE SURVIVORS IN GEORGETOWN.
BURKE [John Burke, U.S. Ambassador to Guyana]