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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 10:01 PM
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posted on Aug, 31 2011 @ 10:53 PM
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Originally posted by KainRich
It's about time they put out or shut up.

If the info they have obtained is so important to the American people, and to people around the world, just release it and get it over with already. They're now withholding, what could be, valuable documents to the free peeps of the planet, making themselves no different from the ones keeping secrets.

That is if they even have anything mind-blowing to reveal.

How about finally releasing the "insurance file" that everyone was so worked up about last year?


Yes he is withholding information, for fear of the government, just like the government is withholding information for fear of the public. Stalemate i say. At least this is proof their is information that would be detrimental to the government if it came out.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 03:25 AM
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CollectionOfHistorySince_1966_ToThe_PresentDay#

“That’s the password,” he said. “But you have to add one extra word when you type it in. You have to put in the word ‘Diplomatic’ before the word ‘History’ Can you remember that?” “I can remember that.” Leigh set off home, and successfully installed the PGP software.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 04:11 AM
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If these files contain any damning info about 9/11, then oh boy...The US Government would certainly need to stage a new false flag attack...
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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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I have both of the files and will wait until the most appropriate time to open them. Some of the information I that I have read in the cables have been quite compelling and interesting but if these leaks are supposed to be secretive I hope they're a treat.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 08:50 AM
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This is getting real interesting.

Let's get cracking people, 130,000 cables out there waiting to be read.

Let's find some dirt on 9/11, or even better, ALIENS!

ha



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 09:15 AM
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Originally posted by galactictuan
This is getting real interesting.

Let's get cracking people, 130,000 cables out there waiting to be read.

Let's find some dirt on 9/11, or even better, ALIENS!

ha


*Cracks the whip on you* ... only because I know you like that kind of thing GT!

IRM



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 11:05 AM
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Wikileaks is horsesh*t. Its pure entertainment fluff. Not one thing they have ever announced really made a difference in anything. I have a tendency to doubt anyone that claims they have all the answers and instead of releasing it all come hell or high water they just sit on it trying to gain notoriety and everytime the hype dies down they threaten to release more crap.
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posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 11:51 AM
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Cryptome has apparently release the full version encrypted.
cryptome
Look for the z.7z file.

If you wish to download the insurance file, I suggest downloading and using aescrypt software for ease of access.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 12:35 PM
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SO I have been working on this for about 2 hours now trying to unzip this, compress that, I will post more when I am done.



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 12:58 PM
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Originally posted by myselfaswell

WikiLeaks airs mystery file, using Twitter to tell followers to wait for announcement


www.theaustralian.com.au

WIKILEAKS has released a mysterious encrypted file after telling its followers on Twitter to stand by for "an important announcement".

WikiLeaks did not identify the contents of the 571 megabyte file and it could not be opened without a decryption key, which the anti-secrecy website said would be released "at the appropriate moment."

In July of last year, WikiLeaks posted what it called an "insurance file," which was also encrypted.

According to press reports, the 1.4-gigabyte file was intended for public release in the event of something untoward happening to WikiLeaks founder
(visit the link for the full news article)

Edit; Clearly this has been posted before. Please delete,thank you.


edit on 31-8-2011 by myselfaswell because: As above


Well why are they always coming up with "encrypted" files? WHy,if they are SO GOOD,they dont put all over internet files that are decrypted? Because the real name of Wikileaks is Mossad-CIA-MI6-fake-leaks....



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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"1","12/28/1966 18:48","66BUENOSAIRES2481","Embassy Buenos Aires","UNCLASSIFIED","66STATE106206","P R 281848Z DEC 66
FM AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY
INFO USCINCSO
CINCLANT
AMEMBASSY RIO DE JANEIRO
AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
AMEMBASSY MONTEVIDEO
AMEMBASSY QUITO
AMEMBASSY LIMA
AMEMBASSY MEXICO
AMEMBASSY OTTAWA
AMEMBASSY LONDON
STATE GRNC","UNCLASSIFIED BUENOS AIRES 2481

Original Telegram was Confidential but has since been
de-classified

--------------------------------------------- ----
Copy from the National Archives
RG 59: General Records of the Department of state
1964-66 Central Foreign Policy File
File: POL 33-4 ARG
--------------------------------------------- ----

E.O. 12958: DECL: DECLASSIFIED BY NARA 09/02/2009
TAGS: EFIS, PBTS, AR
SUBJECT: EXTENDED NATIONAL JURISDICTIONS OVER HIGH SEAS

REF: STATE 106206 CIRCULAR; STATE CA-3400 NOV 2, 1966


1. PRESS REPORTS AND VARIETY EMBASSY SOURCES CONFIRM
NEW ARGENTINE LEGISLATION UNILATERALLY CHANGING SEAS JURIS-
DICTION NOW UNDER ADVANCED REVIEW. REPORTEDLY LAW WOULD
ESTABLISH SIX MILE TERRITORIAL SEA, PLUS ANOTHER SIX MILES
OF EXCLUSIVE FISHING JURISDICTION, PLUS ANOTHER EXTENDED ZONE
OF \"PREFERENTIAL JURISDICTION\" FOR FISHING PURPOSES. DRAFT-
LAW UNDER CONSIDERATION IN ARGENTINE SENATE BEFORE JUNE 28
COUP WOULD HAVE DEFINED ZONE OF PREFERENTIAL JURISDICTION
AS \"EPICONTINENTAL SEA OUT TO 200 METER ISOBAR\". IN SOUTHERN
ARGENTINA THIS ZONE SEVERAL HUNDRED MILES WIDE AND BLANKETS
FALKLAND ISLANDS.

2. NAVATT STATES ARGENTINE NAVY THINKING OF PREFERENTIAL
JURISDICTION OUT TO 200 MILES (AS IN PERU, ECUADOR, CHILE)
RATHER THAN EPICONTINENTAL SEA. 200 MILE LIMIT DOES NOT
RPT NOT REACH FALKLANDS. ARGENTINE NAVY OFF TOLD NAVATT
\"200 MILE LIMIT SOON WILL BE STANDARD THROUGH HEMISPHERE\".

3. FONOFF OFFICIALS REFERRING TO RECENT BRAZILIAN AND US
LEGISLATION HAVE INFORMALLY INDICATED DECISION ALREADY
FINAL RE SIX MILE TERRITORIAL SEA PLUS SIX MILE EXCLUSIVE
FISHING JURISDICTION, BUT THAT \"PREFERENTIAL JURISDICTION\"
STILL UNDER STUDY. TWO FONOFF MEN VOLUNTARILY AND INFORMALLY
SOUGHT EMBASSY REACTION TO POSSIBLE EXTENDED PREFERENTIAL
JURISDICTION BY SUGGESTING THAT US IN FACT HAS ACCEPTED
UNILATERALLY CREATED ECUADORIAN, PERUVIAN AND CHILEAN 200 MILE
LIMITS. EMBOFF REJECTED IDEA US ACCEPTS THESE LIMITS IN ANY
WAY AND POINTED OUT 1965 AMENDMENTS TO AID LEGISLATION AIMED
AT FURTHER PROTECTING US FISHING RIGHTS.

4. FONOFF LEGAL ADVISOR CONCEDES DISTINCTION BETWEEN
\"EXCLUSIVE\" AND \"PREFERENTIAL\" FISHING JURISDICTION A SEMANTIC
NICETY. HE UNDERSTANDS THAT IN ZONE OF \"PREFERENTIAL\" JURIS-
DICTION ARGENTINA WOULD CLAIM RIGHT TO TAX, LICENSE AND OTHER-
WISE CONTROL ALL ACTIVITIES RELATED TO EXPLOITATION OF
RESOURCES OF SEA.

5. DRAFT LEGISLATION ON SEAS JURISDICTION LAY DORMANT UNTIL
SUDDEN AND SUBSTANTIAL IN FISHIN ARGENTINE EPICONTINENTAL SEAS
BY CUBAN AND EAST EUROPEAN (ESPECIALLY SOVIET) VESSELS PAST
SIX MONTHS ALARMED ARGENTINE ARMED FORCES. (SEE NAVATT IR
5-804-0-140-66 OF NOV 18) NOT RPT NOT ALL SOVIET VESSELS WERE
FISHING OR FACTORY TYPES. FONOFF SOURCES INFORMALLY STATE
ARMED FORCES PRESSURE MAKES EMISSION NEW LAW IMPERATIVE, QUITE
POSSIBLY APPEARING WITHIN NEXT FEW WEEKS. WHEN ASKED BY FONOFF
MEN ABOUT \"SECURITY PROBLEMS CREATED BY SOVIET TRAWLERS OFF US
COAST\", EMBASSY OFF REPLIED US DID NOT RPT NOT SEE THAT
UNILATERAL ATTEMPT TO EXTEND SEAS JURISDICTION OFFERED ANY
REALISTIC SOLUTION FOR POSSIBLE SECURITY PROBLEMS, WHILE SUCH
ACTION COULD CREATE NEW SOURCES POSSIBLE MISUNDERSTANDING AND
CONFLICT.

6. RE PAR 3 STATE 106206 BELIEVE OUTLINED PROPOSAL MIGHT
FORESTALL UNILATERAL ARGENTINE ATTEMPT TO SUBSTANTIALLY EXTEND
\"PREFERENTIAL\" FISHING JURISDICTION ONLY IF EMBASSY CAN BE
AUTHORIZED DISCUSS IDEA WITH ARGENTINES IMMEDIATELY. EVEN THEN
CHANCES SUCCESS LIMITED BY (A) ADVANCED STAGE PROPOSED ARGENTINE
LAW AND (B) PRIMACY SECURITY CONSIDERATIONS ARGENTINE THINKING.
WE WOULD BENEFIT SOME FROM FONOFF LEGAL ADVISORS\' QUALMS ABOUT
UNILATERAL ACTION, AND FROM RESTRAINT OF RECENT BRAZILIAN
LEGISLATION WHICH DID NOT RPT NOT GO BEYOND 12-MILE LIMIT.

7. FOR DISCUSSION WITH ARGENTINES WOULD MODIFY TEXT IN STATE
10942 CIRCULAR TO: (A) MAKE ALL REFERENCES TO ARGENTINA, VICE
CANADA; (B) REFER TO PROPOSED ARGENTINE CLAIMS OF PREFERENTIAL
JURISDICTION OVER WATERS WE REGARD AS HIGH SEAS; (C) ELIMINATE
REFERENCES TO \"TRADITIONAL DISTANT WATER FISHERIES\", SINCE
ARGENTINE COAST NOT RPT NOT TRADITIONAL FISHING ZONE (WHEREAS
NO. 3); (D) ADD NOTATION THERE NO TRADITIONAL FISHING AND
CONFINE OPERATIVE AGREEMENT TO PROVISIONS FOR NON-TRADITIONAL
FISHING; (E) ELIMINATE LAST THREE PARS OF AIDE-MEMOIRE HANDED
TO CANADIAN AMB.

8. IF AUTHORIZED, ENVISAGE TWO-STEP APPROACH TO FONOFF.
FIRST, INFORMAL AND ORAL, STRESSING OUR INTEREST IN FREEDOM OF
HIGH SEAS, NOTING EARLIER FONOFF CONFIRMATION NEW LAW UNDER
STUDY, OUTLINING OUR PROPOSAL IN GENERAL TERMS. ON BASIS
FONOFF REACTION, WE WOULD THEN COUCH AIDE-MEMOIRE IN TERMS
WHICH WOULD APPEAR MOST LIKELY TO SUCCEED.

GP-3
SACCIO
"
"2","2/25/1972 9:30","72TEHRAN1164","Embassy Tehran","UNCLASSIFIED","72MOSCOW1603|72TEHRAN1091|72TEHRAN263","R 250930Z FEB 72
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7561
INFO SECDEF
EUCOM
CSAF
","UNCLASSIFIED SECTION 01 OF 01 TEHRAN 1164

E.O. 12958: AS AMENDED; DECLASSIFIED JUNE 21, 2006
TAGS: MASS, MARR, IR
SUBJECT: ACCELERATION OF F-4ES FOR IRAN

REF: TEHRAN 1091: TEHRAN 263: MOSCOW 1603

COUNTRY TEAM. MESSAGE


BEGIN SUMMARY

GENERAL AZIMI, MINISTER OF WAR, ON INSTRUCTION OF SHAH ASKS THAT WE TAKE ANOTHER HARD LOOK AT F-4E PRODUCTION LINE IN ORDER ACCELERATE DELIVERY OF ONE SQUADRON OF F-4ES TO IRAN IN 1972. REQUEST REFLECTS SHAH\'S INCREASING CONCERN OVER SOVIET AMBITIONS IN AREA AND ESPECIALLY THREAT SHAH SEES TO IRAN OF FRIENDSHIP TREATY UNDER CONSIDERATION BY IRAQ AND USSR. SHAH RECOGNIZES PROBLEMS THIS POSES FOR US BUT IS TURNING TO USG WITH THIS REQUEST TO GIVE IRAN HIGHER PRIORITY ON FA-4E PRODUCTION SCHEDULE BECAUSE HE REGARDS US AS MOST DEPENDABLE FRIEND. END SUMMARY

ACTION REQUESTED: COUNTRY TEAM RECOMMENDS US REVIEW F-4E PRODUCTION LINE AND RESPOND FAVORABLY TO SHAH\'S REQUEST FOR 16 F-4ES IN 1972 FROM WHATEVER SOURCE MAY BE AVAILABLE.

1. ON FEB 24 CHARGE WAS CONVOKED BY MINSTER OF WAR, GEN. REZANUZIMI, ON INSTRUCTIONS FROM SHAH. AZIMI SAID SHAH MOST DEEPLY CONCERNED AT TRENDS IN SECURITY SITUATION IN MIDDLE EAST AND EXPECIALLY ON HIS WESTERN BORDERS. US OFFICALS ALREADY AWARE OF SHAH\'S CONCERN THROUGH DISCUSSIONS WITH FOREIGN MINISTER AND OTHER GOI OFFICIALS (SEE REFTELS), BUT RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN IRAQ SOVIET RELATIONS INCLUDING AGREEMENT TO DELIVER MORE MIGS AND OTHER MILITARY EQUIPMENT PLUS INDICATION THAT RECENT IRAQI-SOVIET TALKS IN MOSCOW INCLUDED CONSIDERATION OF FRIENDSHIP TREATY AS WELL AS INCREASED MILITARY COOPERATION INJECT NEW SENSE OF URGENCY IN SHAH\'S TIMETABLE FOR MODERNINZING AND STRENTHENING HIS ARMED FORCES. MOST SPECIFICALLY, SITUATION REQUIRED IRAN ACCELERATE ITS MILITARY PROCUREMENT AND HOST PARTICULARLY DELIVERY OF F-4E AIRCRAFT.

2. AZIMI RECALLED THAT GOI HAD REQUESTED DELIVERY OF 16 OF F-4E AIRCRAFT NOW ON ORDER BY IRAN (FIRST OF WHICH WAS NOT SCHEDULED FOR DELIVERY UNTIL AUGUST 1973) BE ADVANCED TO CY 1972. HOWEVER, GOI HAD RECENTLY BEEN INFORMED BY USG AND MCDONNELL-DOUGLAS THAT PRODUCTION LINE FOR IRAN COULD NOT RPT NOT BE ADVANCED TO MEET 1972 DELIVERY DATES DESIRED. SHAH WAS MOST DISTURBED, AS ADDITION OF F-4ES IN 1972 WAS VITAL TO IRAN\'S SECURITY AT THIS TIME. SHAH HAD DIRECTED THAT USG BE ASKED, IF PRODUCTION FOR IRAN COULD NOT IN FACT BE ADVANCED, TO MAKE REQUESTED F-4ES AVAILABLE FROM OTHER SOURCES. SHAH\'S DESIRE IS FOR DELIIVERY OF F-4FS IN LOTS OF FOUR DURING JUNE TO DECEMBER TIME-FRAME.

3. CHARGE REVIEWED RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN US-IRAN MILITARY COOPERATION, INCLUDING EQUIPMENT AND CREDIT, AND STRESSED THAT RECORD INDICATED WE UNDERSTOOD AND APPRECIATED SHAH\'S CONCERNS AND DESIRES AND HAD BEEN EXCEPTIONALLY RESPONSIVE TO SHAH\'S WISHES. CURRENTLY, AZIMI\'S DEPUTY GEN. TOUFANS, WAS IN US DISCUSSING VERY QUESTION OF ACCLERATED EQUIPMENT ACQUISIION INCLUDING F-4E. ACCELERATION OF F-4E DELIVERY RAISED DIFFICULT TECHNICAL AND COST PROBLEMS AS WELL AS QUESTIONS OF OTHER COMMITMENTS AND PRIORITIES. UNDOUBTEDLY THESE ISSUES WERE BEING DISCUSSED IN FULL WITH GEN. TOUFANIAN TO ENSURE THAT HE WAS COMPLETELY INFORMED OF POSSIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS AND REASONS FOR ANY LIMITATIONS ON MEETING GOI REQUEST THAT MIGHT EXIST. GEN. TOUFANIAN PROBABLY WOULD HAVE FULLER PICTURE OF SITUATION THAN WE NOW HAD IN IRAN.

4. AZIMI RESPONDED THAT GOI WAS BEING KEPT INFORMED OF TOUFANIAN DISCUSSIONS, BUT DECISON ON F-4E COULD NOT BE DELAYED. AZIMI MADE CLEAR SHAH FELT AQUISITION OF 16 F-4E AIRCRAFT IN 1972 WAS MOST IMPORTANT IMMEDIATE MILITARY PROBLEM OUTSTANDING. HE STRESSED SHAH BELIEVED THAT NUMBER REQUIRED WAS SMALL IN RELATION TO US INVENTORY, AND THAT UNSETTLED SITUATION CONFRONTING IRAN WARRANTED ACCELERATED DELIVERY TO IRAN AS AGAINST OTHER POSSIBLE DISPOSITIONS (AS TO EUROPE OR EVEN USAF) IN SAME TIME FRAME.

5. CHARGE NOTED WE WOULD TRANSMIT SHAHS REQUEST TO, WASHINGTON AND THAT USG IN SPIRIT OF FRIENDSHIP WHICH MARKED OUR RELATIONS WOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO BE RESPONSIVE. CHARGE SAID THIS SAME FRIENDSHIP REQUIRED HIM TO SAY, HOWEVER, THAT ALTHOUGH WE WOULD DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO MEET SHAH\'S NEEDS AS SHAH SAW THEM, OUR MILITARY ADVISERS, AS GOI KNEW, WERE CONCERNED THAT ACCELERATION OF AIRCRAFT ACQUISITION WOULD STRAIN SUPPORT AND OPERATIONAL MANPOWER OF IIAF AND COULD LEAD TO DECREASE RATHER THAN INCREASE IN IIAF EFFECTIVENESS. AZIMI REPLIED THAT NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT TO BE DELIVERED HAD BEEN, CLOSELY STUDIED BY IlAF WITH MAAG ASSISTANCE, AND IIAF WAS SATISFIED THAT SIXTEEN AIRCRAFT REQUESTED COULD BE EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATED INTO PRESENT FORCE STRUCTURE. AZIMI CLOSED MEETING BY ASKING THAT USG ANSWER SHAH\'S REQUEST AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE.

6. COMMENT. SHAH IS DEEPLY CONCERN AT DEVELOPMENTS OVER PAST YEARS STRENGTHENING SOVIET INFLUENCE AND PRESENCE IN MIDEAST AND INDIAN OCEAN AND APPEARING TO INDICATE SUBSTANTIALLY ENLARGED SOVIET COMMITMENT, ECONOMIC AND MILITARY, TO IRAQ. HE HAS CONCLUDED THAT INCREASED PRESENT DANGER REQIRES IRAN\'S FIRST LINE AIR DEFENSE TO BE BEEFED-UP NOW RATHER THAN IN PREVIOUSLY PROGRAMMED SCHEDULE STARTING IN EIGHTEEN MONTHS. THE NUMBER, FREQUENCY AND TONE OF DEMARCHES ON SUBJECT WE HAVE RECEIVED IS VIRTUALLY UNPARALLELLED, AND CAN LEAVE NO DOUBT THAT HIM CONSIDERS ISSUE OF VITAL IMPORTANCE.

7. WHETHER WE FULLY AGREE WITH SHAH\'S CONCERN, WE MUST TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THAT REQUEST --LIKE USG DECISION IN 1970 ON SALE TO IRAN OF SEVENTH AND EIGHTH SQUADRONS OF F-4E --HAS BECOME ANOTHER GUT ISSUE IN SHAH\'S MIND. SHAH IS AGAIN TURNING TO USG BECAUSE IN PERIODS OF ANXIETY SHAH FEELS HE CAN LOOK TO US FOR COOPERATION AND HE HOPES THAT US AS RELIABLE FRIEND WILL FIND CHANCE BE RESPONSIVE ON MATTER HE CONSIDERS IMPORTANT AND VITAL TO IRAN\'S SECURITY. THUS USG CONSIDERATION OF REQUEST MUST RECOGNIZE THAT DECISION INVOLVES UNUSUAL DEGREE OF POLITICAL IMPORTANCE RELATED TO FABRIC OF USG-GOI RELATIONS. DECISION SHOULD ALSO NOT OVERLOOK OR UNDERESTIMATE IMPORTANCE OF IRAN FOR VITAL US NATIONAL INTERESTS.

8. ACTION REQUESTED. COUNRY TEAM URGES THAT USG GIVE PROMPT AND SYMPATHETIC ATTENTION TO SHAH\'S REQUEST FOR 1972 DELIVERY OF F-4E AIRCRAFT, FROM WHATEVER SOURCES MAY BE AVAILABLE TO BE TAPPED (INCLUDING DELIVERIES TO USAF). WE RECOGNIZE THAT REQUEST MAY RAISE DIFFICULT PROBLEMS, BUT URGE THAT EVERY AVENUE BE EXPLORED TO REACH POSITIVE RESPONSE. IT IS ALSO MOST IMPORTANT THAT COUNTRY TEAM BE KEPT FULLY INFORMED OF PROGRESS AND PROSPECTS TO ENABLE US CONTINUE TO MEET AND TEMPER SENSE OF URGENCY ON SUBJECT WHICH PREVAILS WITHIN GOI. IF DELAYS OR BARRIERS TO FULLY FAVORABLE RESPONSE MATERIALIZE, WE TRUST THAT EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO BE AS FORTHCOMING AS POSSIBLE (E.G. PARTIAL DELIVERY IN 1972) AND THAT PERSUASIVE RATIONALE CAN BE DEVELOPED TO FULLY EXPLAIN TO SHAH REASONS FOR ANY SHORTCOMING. IN ORDER TO DIMINISH AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE NEGATIVE IMPACT.

HECK
"
"3","3/9/1972 5:40","72TEHRAN1381","Embassy Tehran","UNCLASSIFIED","","R 090540Z MAR 72
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7682
INFO AMEMBASSY ANKARA
AMEMBASSY BONN
AMCOMSUL DHAHRAN
AMEMBASSY JIDDA
AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
AMEMBASSY LONDON
AMEMBASSY PARIS
","UNCLASSIFIED SECTION 01 OF 01 TEHRAN 1381

E.O. 12958: AS AMENDED; DECLASSIFIED JUNE 21, 2006
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, IR
SUBJECT: TRIALS/EXECUTIONS OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT ELEMENTS: STUDENTS DEMONSTRATE AND SHAH LASHES OUT AT FOREIGN CRITICS

1. IN PROTEST AGAINST RECENT TRIALS/PUNISHMENT (PARTICULARLY EXECUTIONS, WHICH NOW TOTAL 10) OF ANTI-GOVERNMENT-ELEMENTS, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY STUDENTS -- LEAD BY FACULTY OF ENGINEERING STUDENTS-- MOUNTED ON-CAMPUS DEMONSTRATION AFTERNOON OF MARCH 7 AND EVEN LARGE ONE (CIRC 600) MORNING OF MARCH 8. WHILE UNIVERSITY ADMINISTRATION FELT CAPABLE OF HANDLING MARCH 7 DEMONSTRATION WITHOUT HELP OF OUTSIDE POLICE, THEY APPARENTLY FELT UNABLE DO SO MARCH 8 AND CALLED NATIONAL POLICE ONTO CAMPUS FOR BRIEF PERIOD. RESULT WAS MUCH MANHANDLING OF STUDENTS BUT THERE ARE NO REPORTS OF ANY SERIOUS CASUALTIES/CLASHES, AND UNIVERSITY WAS QUIET BY EARLY AFTERNOON.

2. SOME FACULTIES AT OTHER TEHRAN UNIVERSITIES (E.G. ARYAMEHR, NATIONAL AND POLYTECHNIC) ARE REPORTED TO HAVE ENGAGED IN SYMPATHY STRIKES\" MARCH 8 BUT SO FAR NO DEMONSTRATIONS REPORTED* THERE IS RELIABLE REPORT THAT DEMONSTRATIONS BY STUDENTS AT UNIVERSITY OF MESHED (SIX OF 10 EXECUTED CAME FROM MESHED AREA) BECAME SERIOUS ENOUGH THAT UNIVERSITY WAS CLOSED THREE DAYS AGO AND STILL REMAINS CLOSED. (COMMENT: WE WOULD NOT BE SURPRISED IF GOI ORDERS TEHRAN UNIVERSITIES CLOSED UNTIL AFTER NO RUZ HOLIDAY.)

3. FROM COMMENTS OF STUDENTS AND OBSERVERS CLOSE TO ACADEMIC CIRCLES, IT SEEMS CLEAR LARGE PART OF MOTIVATION FOR DEMONSTRATION AND SYMPATHY STRIKES IS STUDENT ANGER OVER GOI\'S CONTINUED DETENTION OF SEVERAL STUDENTS AS \"ANTI-STATE\" SUBVERSIVES AND, EVEN MORE, ANGER OVER RECENT TRIALS AND EXECUTIONS OF THOSE CONVICTED OF ANTI-STATE ACTIVITIES. THERE ARE ALREADY INDICATIONS, HOWEVER, THAT GOI CONSIDERS TIMING OF DEMONSTRATIONS (PERHAPS DEMONSTRATIONS THEMSELVES) PROMOTED BY ANTI-STATE ELEMENTS TO EMBARRASS GOI DURING VISIT OF CHANCELLOR BRANDT AND HIS CONSIDERABLE PRESS RETINUE.

4. IN RELATED DEVELOPMENT, WHICH MIGHT WELL HAVE BEEN INTENDED FOR EARS OF STUDENT DEMONSTRATORS AND THEIR SYMPATHIZERS SHAH LASHED OUT STRONGLY IN MARCH 7 PRESS CONFERENCE (WITH GERMAN PRESSMEN) AT WHAT HE LABELLED DISTORTED FOREIGN REPORTING ABOUT TRIALS AND EXECUTIONS. HIM HIT AT LE MONDE VIGOROUSLY AND REPEATEDLY, AND TOOK PARTICULAR EXCEPTION TO LE MONDE\'S APPEAL FOR CLEMENCY FOR THOSE CONVICTED IN RECENT TRIALS. AFTER ASKING TWO RHETORICAL QUESTIONS \"HAS LE MONDE EVER ASKED WHETHER THESE MURDERERS HAVE RIGHT TO TAKE LIVES OF INNOCENT PEOPLE? HAS LE MONDE EVER WRITTEN ONE WORD OF CONDEMNATION AGAINST TERRORISTS AND ASSASSINS SENT BY IRA TO EXTERMINATE PEOPLE?\"), SHAH SAID FOREIGN PRESS HAS NO RIGHT GIVE ADVICE ON MATTERS THEY KNOW NOTHING ABOUT. HE RECALLED HIS \"CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY\" NOT TO PERMIT \"TERROR OR ATTEMPTS AGAINST MY COUNTRY\'S SOVEREIGNTY AND TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY BY AGENTS OF OTHER COUNTRIES.\"

EXEMPT

HECK
"
"4","8/10/1972 4:00","72TEHRAN4789","Embassy Tehran","UNCLASSIFIED","72TEHRAN3312","R 100400Z AUG 72
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9341
","UNCLASSIFIED TEHRAN 4789

E.O. 12958: AS AMENDED; DECLASSIFIED JUNE 21, 2006
TAGS: IR, PTER
SUBJECT: CONTINUING TERRORIST ACTIVITIES IN IRAN

REF: TEHRAN\'S A-077 OF MAY 15, 1972: TEHRAN 3312

SUMMARY: TERRORIST ACTIVITIES IN IRAN SEEM TO BE INCREASING INSTEAD OF USUAL SUMMER SUBSIDENCE DUE TO VACATION FOR STUDENTS, PERHAPS INDICATING BETTER ORGANIZATION AND BROADENING OF APPEAL TO NON-STUDENT GROUPS. VIGOROUS ANTI-GUERRILLA CAMPAIGN ON PART OF IRANIAN SECURITY ORGANIZATIONS IS NETTING NUMBERS OF INDIVIDUALS BUT HARSH GOI POLICY APPARENTLY UNABLE BRING GUERRILLAS UNDER CONTROL AND MAY IN FACT BE HARDENING ATTITUDES OF GUERRILLAS AND THEIR SYMPATHIZERS. WHILE TERRORIST GROUPS NOT YET THREAT TO REGIME, GOI UNLIKELY SUCCEED IN HALTING THEIR ACTIVITIES WITHOUT FIRST ADDRESSING BASIC QUESTION OF POLITICAL, SOCIAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS.
END SUMMARY

1. DESPITE CONTINUING LARGE-SCALE CAMPAIGN ON PART OF GOI SECURITY ORGANS, URBAN GUERRILLAS ARE MAINTAINING RATE OF ACTIVITY. DURING PAST FOUR MONTH PERIOD THERE HAVE BEEN 28 CONFIRMED EXPLOSIONS (11 OF WHICH DIRECTED AGAINST US PRESENCE), TEN SHOOTOUTS AND SEVERAL OTHER INCIDENTS INCLUDING UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP DAUGHTER OF COURT MINISTER ALAM, AND PLOT TO SABOTAGE ISFAHAN STEEL MILL. OTHER UNCONFIRMED INCIDENTS REPORTED ON ALMOST DAILY BASIS.

2. IRANIAN SECURITY ORGANS, INCLUDING SAVAEEEAAA GENDARMERIE AND LOCAL POLICE, REACTING VIGOROUSLY AND WITH HEAVY HAND. DURING SAME PERIOD AT LEAST 16 GUERRILLAS KILLED IN CONFRONTATIONS WITH AUTHORITIES, 13 OTHERS ANNOUNCED EXECUTED, TEN SENTENCED TO DEATH BUT REPRIEVED AND SENTENCE TO LIFE IN PRISON, NINE OTHERS GIVEN LIFE, AND 39 CONVICTED AND GIVEN SENTENCES RANGING FROM 3 TO 15 YEARS. ALL OF ABOVE TRIED BY MILITARY TRIBUNALS, AND MAJLES HAS RECENTLY PASSED LAW PROVIDING SPECIFICALLY THAT ALL THOSE ENGAGING IN ACTS OF SABOTAGE WILL BE TRIED BY MILITARY COURTS WITH POSSIBLE SENTENCES RANGING FROM ONE YEAR TO DEATH. GOI HAS COMMITTED CONSIDERABLE RESOURCES TO SO FAR UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPT TO CONTROL TERRORISTS--FOR EXAMPLE, TWO OF OFFICERS NORMALLY DETAILED TO WORK WITH BNDD AGENTS ON NARCOTICS MATTERS HAVE BEEN REASSIGNED TO GUERRILLA PROBLEM.

3. IT IS WIDELY BELIEVED IN TEHRAN THAT URBAN GUERRILLA ACTIVITY IS INCREASING AND IT IS CERTAIN THAT A GREATER NUMBER OF INCIDENTS ARE BEING REPORTED IN THE CONTROLLED LOCAL MEDIA. BUT INCREASED RAPPORTAGE, WHICH MAY RESULT AS MUCH FROM REPUTED PRESSURE FROM LOCAL PRESSMEN ON GOI AS FROM CONTINUING GOVERNMENT DESIRE TO EXPLOIT LESS SAVORY ASPECTS OF GUERRILLA OPERATIONS DOES NOT COVER ALL INCIDENTS INDEPENDENTLY CONFIRMED BY EMBASSY LET ALONE THE MANY GUERRILLA ACTIVITY WHICH ARE RUMORED BUT NOT CONFIRMED. MOREOVER FREQUENCY OF UNCONFIRMED INCIDENTS HAS INCREASED BY A FACTOR AT LEAST AS GREAT AS THAT OF THOSE GIVEN MEDIA COVERAGE, LEADING TO PRESUMPTION THAT STEPPED UP TERRORIST ACTIVITY IS A REALITY AND NOT A RESULT OF INSPIRED PUBLICITY. PERHAPS MORE SIGNIFICANT THAN INCREASED GUERRILLA ACTIVITY IS FACT THAT HIGH LEVEL OF INCIDENTS HAS CONTINUED INTO SUMMER WHEN STUDENTS, WHO HAVE IN PAST PROVIDED BULK OF RECRUITS FOR GUERRILLAS, DISPERSED FOR VACATIONS. THIS MAY MEAN THAT UNDERGROUND MOVEMENTS ARE BECOMING BETTER ORGANIZED AND ARE CATCHING ON WITH NON-STUDENT GROUPS, WHICH IF TRUE, WOULD HEIGHTEN DIFFICULTY OF PENETRATING AND CONTROLLING GUERRILLA GROUPS.

4. DESPITE GOI APPARENT INABILITY TO SUPPRESS GUERRILLAS, EMBASSY CONTINUES TO BELIEVE THAT TERRORISTS AT PRESENT CONSTITUE AN IRRITANT AND EMRARRASSMENT BUT POSE NO THREAT TO REGIME. HOWEVER, IT IS APPARENT TO US, AGAIN VERY TENTATIVELY, THAT GOI TACTICS OF HARSH REPRESSION AGAINST GUERRILLAS ARE NOT WORKING VERY WELL AND MAY PROVOKE SNOWBALL EFFECT OF ACTION AND REACTION PART OF SAVAK TERRORISTS, LEADING TO BROADENING RESENTMENT AMONG POPULACE AGAINST SAVAK PERVASIVENESS AND TACTICS. EVENTUALLY REGIME WILL HAVE TO IMPLEMENT PROGRAMS RESPONSIVE TO AT LEAST SOME OF THE POLITICAL, ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMPLAINTS WHICH FORM BASES OF GUERRILLA DISSATISFACTION. WE DO NOT ENUMMERATE THESE COMPLAINTS HERE, PARTIALLY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT COMPLETELY FORMED AND DEFINED IN OUR OWN MINDS OR EVEN, PERHAPS IN THE MINDS OF THE TERRORISTS THEMSELVES. MOREOVER, TERRORIST MOVEMENT IS NOT IDEOLOGICALLY OR ORGANIZATIONALLY UNIFIED AND NATURE OF THEIR COMPLAINTS VARIES FROM GROUP TO GROUP. WE SHALL BE EXAMINING FURTHER AND REPORTING ON THESE AND OTHER ASPECTS OF THE GUERRILLA MOVEMENT. MEANWHILE, WITHOUT SOUNDING ANY ALARM BELLS, THIS MESSAGE IS INTENDED TO ALERT THE DEPARTMENT THAT THE URBAN GUERRILLA MOVEMENT IN IRAN CONTINUES TO BE A FACT OF LOCAL POLITICAL LIFE WHICH BEARS CONTINUING SCRUTINY.

5. THE U.S. PRESENCE IN IRAN, WHILE TARGETED BY THE TERRORISTS, IS NOT THEIR PRIMARY TARGET AND SOME SORT OF INCENTIVE SUCH AS PRESIDENT NIXON\'S MAY VISIT (SEE REFTEL) OR THE JANUARY SAVAK TV SHOW WHICH PRECEDE LAST SPRING\'S SHOW TRIALS HAS BEEN NECESSARY TO BRING ON BOMBINGS AT AMERICAN INSTALLATIONS. WE ARE CONTINUING ALL REASONABLE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS.

FARLAND
"
"5","8/22/1972 9:27","72TEHRAN5055","Embassy Tehran","UNCLASSIFIED","72TEHRAN4887","R 220927Z AUG 72
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9461
","UNCLASSIFIED TEHRAN 5055

E.O. 12958: AS AMENDED; DECLASSIFIED JUNE 21, 2006
TAGS: IR, PTER
SUBJECT: CONTINUING TERRORIST VIOLENCE

REF: TEHRAN 4887

SUMMARY: FOLLOWING ASSASSINATION OF GENERAL SAID TAHERI, BOMBING AND OTHER TERRORIST ACTIVITIES HAVE CONTINUED TO INCREASE. SAVAK MAINTAINING ITS POLICY OF WIDESPREAD PREVENTIVE ARRESTS AND, WHILE THIS RUNS RISK OF HEIGHTENING RESENTMENT AMONG POPULACE, OFFICIALS SEEM CONFIDENT THAT GUERRILLAS ARE ON THE RUN. WE ARE SKEPTICAL ABOUT THE OFFICIAL OPTIMISM AND FEEL THAT SANGUINE PUBLIC STATEMENTS AND THE GUERRILLA REACTION THEY USUALLY PROVOKE MAY FURTHER ERODE CREDIBILITY OF SECURITY ORGANS IN MIND OF PUBLIC.
END SUMMARY

1. IN WAKE OF SMOOTHLY HANDLED ASSASSINATION AUGUST 13 OF HEAD OF PRISONS BRIGADIER GENERAL SAID TAHERI (REFTEL) WHO WAS ALSO CHIEF OF AN ANTI-GUERRILLA SUBCOMMITTEE WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR UNIVERSITY STUDENTS, FREQUENCY OF TERRORIST ACTIVITIES HAS INCREASED. RECENT CONFIRMED INCIDENTS HAVE INCLUDED A BOMB IN A TEHRAN DEPARTMENT STORE WHICH INJURED THE TERRORIST PLANTING IT, BOMB IN TEHRAN NATIONAL IRANIAN OIL COMPANY BUILDING WHICH KILLED WATCHMAN, APPREHENSION OF A TERRORIST IN SOUTH TEHRAN WHICH RESULTED IN ONE KILLED AND FIVE WOUNDED, AND SHOOTING TO DEATH OF THREE POLICEMEN IN A SMALL BAZAAR IN SOUTH TEHRAN. NUMEROUS OTHER BOMBINGS AND SHOOTINGS RUMORED BUT NOT VERIFIED BY EMBASSY OR CONFIRMED BY GOI.

2. SAVAK AND OTHER SECURITY ORGANS ARE PROCEEDING WITH A WIDESPREAD AND, WE HEAR, NOT VERY WELL TARGETED ROUND-UP OF SUSPECTS, AIDED BY LISTS OF NAMES AND OTHER DOCUMENTS FOUND IN DWELLING OF A RECENTLY SLAIN TERRORIST LEADER. POLICE NETS, WHICH ARE REPORTEDLY HAULING IN THE INNOCENT WITH THE GUILTY, HAVE EXTENDED AS FAR AFIELD AS ISFAHAN WHERE A NUMBER OF SUSPECTS WERE ARRESTED TWO WEEKS AGO.

3. DESPITE INCREASING LEVEL OF GUERRILLA ACTIVITY, POLICE OFFICIALS REMAIN OPTIMISTIC. CHIEF OF NATIONAL POLICE LTG JAFFARQOLI SADRI ASSURED EMBOFF AUG. 17 THAT CURRENT FLURRY OF INCIDENTS CONSTITUTES DYING GASP OF GUERRILLAS WHO, HE CLAIMS, HAVE BEEN REDUCED BY TWO THIRDS IN PAST YEAR AND ARE FORCED TO ACT NOW TO SHOW THEY STILL EXIST. IN A MEDIA INTERVIEW PUBLISHED IN LOCAL PRESS AUG. 19, SADRI UPPED FIGURE FOR REDUCTION OF GUERRILLA FORCES TO THREE FOURTHS, PREDICTED THAT REMAINING TERRORISTS WOULD SOON BE WIPED OUT AND REITERATED STANDARD GOVERNMENT LINE THAT GUERRILLAS ARE CONFUSED MISGUIDED INDIVIDUALS OF MARXIST-LENINIST BENT BUT WITHOUT GOALS OR PROGRAM. IN DISCUSSION WITH EMBOFF SADRI ATTACHED NO PARTICULAR IMPORTANCE TO MURDER OF GENERAL TAHERI, ASSERTING THAT TERRORISTS WOULD HAVE BEEN SATISIFED WITH ANY HIGH-RANKING OFFICER AND CHOSE TAWERI ONLY BECUASE OF IOSLATED LOCATION OF HIS HOUSE AND HIS PREFERENCE FOR LONG WALKS ALONE. SADRI ALSO DISCOUNTED POSSIBILITY THAT ASSASSINS WERE OF HIGHER CALIBER THAN RUN-OF-THE-MILL GUERRILLAS, POINTING OUT THAT SHOTS WHICH KILLED TAHERI HAD BEEN FIRED FROM 50 CENTIMETERS AND THAT \"A CHILD COULD HIT A MAN FROM THAT DISTANCE.\"

COMMENT: WE CONSIDER IT MORE LIKELY THAT TAHERI WAS PERSONALLY TARGETED DUE TO HIS DIRECT INVOLVEMENT IN ANTI-GUERRILLA ACTIVITIES. MOREOVER, SKILLFUL MANNER IN WHICH ASSASSINATION CARRIED OUT, REQUIRING CAREFUL PLANNING AND RECONNAISSANCE AS WELL AS DEFT EXECUTION, APPEARS TO INDICATE THAT THOSE INVOLVED WERE MUCH BETTER TRAINED THAN AVERAGE TERRORISTS, SOME OF WHOM HAVE BEEN BLOWN UP BY THEIR OWN BOMBS.

IT IS POSSIBLE THAT NUMBER OF GUERRILLA INCIDENTS WILL BEGIN TO TAPER OFF, BUT WE DO NOT SHARE SADRI\'S CONFIDENCE THAT HIS TACTICS AND THOSE OF SAVAK CAN COMPLETELY HALT TERRORIST ACTIVITY. IN FACT OVER REACTION AND TOO ZEALOUS A REPRESSION BY SECURITY ORGANIZATIONS SEEM AT LEAST AS LIKELY TO RECRUIT NEW GUERRILLAS AS TO STAMP OUT OLD ONES. IN ADDITION WISDOM SEEMS QUESTIONABLE OF SECURITY OFFICIALS MAKING PUBLIC PRONOUNCEMENTS ABOUT BREAKUP OF GUERRILLA GROUPS AND PREDICTIONS OF THEIR DEMISE. WE RECALL THAT THE LAST SUCH ANNOUNCEMENT LAST JANUARY WAS FOLLOWED BY SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS ON US-PROPERTIES AND OTHER SITES IN TEHRAN. IN OUR VIEW SUCH PUBLIC DECLARATIONS RUN RISK OF INCREASING CREDIBILITY GAP AND RESENTMENT ON PART OF PUBLIC WHO LIKELY BE INCREASINGLY APPREHENSIVE OF INDISCRIMINATE ARRESTS THAT DO NOT SEEM TO BE STAMPING OUT TERRORISTS.

THE PROGNOSTICATION THEREFORE IS FOR A CONTINUATION OF THE TERRORISM BUT, DESPITE SUCCESSFUL MURDER OF TAHERI, WE DO NOT CONCLUDE THAT GUERRILLAS WILL NOW PLACE GREATER RELIANCE ON ASSASSINATION AS A TOOL. REASON IS THAT TERRORISTS STILL LACK ENOUGH TRAINED PERSONNEL TO PULL OFF ASSASSINATIONS ON REGULAR BASIS.

FARLAND
"
"6","4/2/1973 8:34","73TEHRAN2077","Embassy Tehran","SECRET","73STATE53670","P 020834Z APR 73
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1692
INFO AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY
","S E C R E T TEHRAN 2077

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y ( FIRST PARAGRAPH AND PARA. 2.)

E. O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PFOR, IR, PK, XF
SUBJECT: AUDIENCE WITH SHAH APRIL 5

REF: STATE 053670

SUMMARY: AFTER APRIL 5 PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS
EXPECT HAVE PRIVATE CONVERSATION WITH SHAH. I PLAN
LISTEN BUT IF SUBJECT OF PAKISTAN AND SHAH\' S CONCERNS
REGARDING US/ USSR NEGOTIATIONS COME UP THIS
WILL BE GOOD OCCASION TO PASS ON ANY THOUGHTS WE
HAVE REGARDING PAKISTAN AS BHUTTO ARRIVING TEHRAN
APRIL 7 AND TO REASSURE SHAH TOTAL ERA OF NEGOTIATION
WITH MOSCOW DOES NOT IN ANY WAY IMPLY LESSENING OF
TIES WITH IRAN. END SUMMARY. ACTION REQUESTED:
IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO HAVE BY OPEN OF BUSINESS APRIL 4
SUMMARY OF OUR ECONOMIC AID TO PAKISTAN IN LAST 18
MONTHS, HIGHLIGHTS OF RECENTLY REVISED ANNOUNCED ARMS
POLICY TO PAKISTAN AND ANY OTHER POINTS DEPT OR ISLAMABAD
THINK USEFUL TO PASS TO SHAH REGARDING BHUTTO VISIT.

1. ON MORNING APRIL 5 I WILL BE PRESENTING MY CREDENTIALS
TO SHAH. THIS OCCASION TOGETHER WITH SEVERAL OTHER
AUDIENCES BEING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL DURING VISITS OF
DEPSEC RUSH AND GENERALS GOODPASTER AND RYAN WILL
PROVIDE AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO PUT TO SHAH MESSAGES OR
THOUGHTS WE MAY HAVE ON: ( A) US/ IRANIAN RELATIONS,
( B) DEVELOPMENTS IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD AND, ( C) ROLE
IRAN CAN PLAY IN THESE DEVELOPMENTS TO OUR MUTUAL ADVANTAGE.

2. AT PRESENTATION OF CREDENTIALS CEREMONY SHAH\' S CUSTOM
IS TO TAKE AMBASSADOR ASIDE AFTER CEREMONIALS FOR PRIVATE
CONVERSATION. THIS BEING MY FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING
WITH SHAH AS AMBASSADOR, MY INTENTION IS TO LISTEN TO
WHAT SHAH HAS TO SAY. I ANTICIPATE SHAH, AS IS HIS CUSTOM,
WILL TAKE ME ON ONE OF HIS \" TOUR D\' HORIZONS\". WITH
BHUTTO EXPECTED IN TOWN APRIL 7, PAKISTAN WILL UNDOUBTEDLY
COME UP. SHAH WILL PROBABLY CHIDE US FOR NOT HELPING
BHUTTO ADEQUATELY. IF SO, I PLAN REMIND SHAH OF ALL WE
HAVE DONE ECONOMICALLY FOR PAKISTAN IN LAST YEAR OR SO
AND OF RECENT DECISION TO LIFT ARMS EMBARGO ON NILITARY
ITEMS FROZEN IN PIPELINE SINCE 1971. TO THIS END WOULD
APPRECIATE HAVING BY MORNING APRIL 4 LOCAL TIME BREAKDOWN
OF ECONOMIC ASSISTANCE TO PAKISTAN FOR LAST 18 MONTHS AND
MAIN POINTS OF OUR PRESENT ARMS POLICY TOWARDS PAKISTAN
AND INDIA.

3. IN ADDITION GIVEN SHAH\' S CLOSE RELATIONS WITH
BHUTTO AND INFLUENCE ON PAK PRESIDENT, ARE TTHERE ANY
POINTS REGARDING PAKISTAN WHICH DEPT OR ISLAMABAD THINK
I COULD USEFULLY PUT TO SHAH FOR HIS TALKS WITH BHUTTO.

4. WE HAVE ALSO NOTED ZAHEDI\' S DESCRIPTION OF SHAH\' S
CONCERNS, WE BELIEVE THIS TO REFLECT SHAH\' S WORRY OVER
TREND OF EVENTS IN THIS AREA WHICH HE CONSIDERS HOSTILE
TO IRANIAN INTERESTS AND HIS NEED FOR PERIODIC REASSURANCE
THAT HE IS NOT ISOLATED, THAT HE CAN COUNT ON
CONTINUED US INTEREST IN IRAN AND THAT ANY DETENTE
ACHIEVED BETWEEN US AND USSR WILL NOT WORK TO IRAN\' S
DISADVANTAGE.

5. IF SUBJECT COMES UP I PROPOSE MAKE SAME POINTS AS
DEPSEC RUSH MADE TO ZAHEDI AND ASSURE HIM THAT WE
HAVE NOT AND WOULD NOT DISCUSS IRAN/ US RELATIONS WITH
USSR WITHOUT IRAN\' S FULL KNOWLEDGE.

6. FINALLY, AT APPROPRIATE TIME I SHALL MENTION
PRESIDENT\' S DEEP INTEREST IN HAVING SHAH AND EMPRESS
PAY OFFICIAL VISIT TO WASHINGTON DURING 1973.


HELMS
"
"7","10/2/1973 14:00","73TEHRAN7005","Embassy Tehran","UNCLASSIFIED","","O 021400Z OCT 73
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4042
","UNCLAS TEHRAN 7005

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

E.O. 11652: N/A
TAGS: PINS IR
SUBJECT: ASSASSINATION/KIDNAP PLOT AGAINST SHAH REVEALED

SUMMARY: GOI ANNOUNCED TODAY ARREST OF TWELVE PERSONS
INCLUDING TWO WOMEN FOR PLOTTING TO KIDNAP OR KILL SHAH,
EMPRESS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF IMPERIAL FAMILY. PLOTTERS
SAID TO BELONG TO WING OF OUTLAWED TUDEH (COMMUNIST) PARTY
AND ARE SAID TO HAVE MADE CONFESSIONS. END SUMMARY.

1. MINISTRY OF INFORMATION ANNOUNCED OCTOBER 2 THE ARREST OF
TWELVE PERSONS INCLUDING TWO WOMEN ON CHARGES OF PLOTTING TO
KIDNAP OR KILL MEMBERS OF THE IMPERIAL FAMILY. ACCORDING TO
OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT, GROUP, WHICH INCLUDED FILMMAKERS, CAMERAMEN
AND NEWSPAPERMEN, HAD RECONNOITERED SHAH\'S CASPIAN PALACE
AT NOWSHAHR AS WELL AS RESIDENCE OF HIM\'S YOUNGER SISTER
PRINCESS FATEMEH. PLAN WAS TO KILL SHAH, EMPRESS, CROWN
PRINCE AND POSSIBLY OTHERS, PERHAPS INCLUDING UNNAMED FOREIGN
AMBASSADOR, OBTAIN AN AIRLINER TO FLEE COUNTRY WITH HOSTAGES
AND DEMAND RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS, THREATENING DEATH TO
ROYAL FAMILY IF DEMANDS REFUSED. SHAH\'S FORMER SON-IN-LAW AND
PRESENT IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO US ARDESHIR ZAHEDI AND HIM\'S
GRANDDAUGHTER MAHNAZ ALSO REPORTEDLY TARGETED.

2. SECURITY AUTHORITIES ANNOUNCED THAT QUATITIES OF
FIREARMS AND EXPLOSIVES WERE SEIZED AND ALL MEMBERS OF THE
GROUP HAVE BEEN CAPTURED. INTERESTINGLY, ONE OF PLOTTERS
WAS MANOUCHEHR MOGHADAM-SALIMI, WHO WAS SENTENCED TO THREE
YEARS IN PRISON FOR HIS PART IN ATTEMPT ON SHAH\'S LIFE AT
MARBLE PALACE IN 1965. ONE OF TWO WOMEN INVOLVED WAS
MARYAM ETEHADIEH (MEMBER OF WELL-KNOWN MERCANTILE
FAMILY AND NEWSPAPER EMPLOYEE) WHO PROVIDED DATA ON MOVEMENTS
OF PRINCESS MAHNAZ. SECOND WOMAN WAS
SHOUKOUH FARHANG (NEWSPAPER EMPLOYEE), WHO JOINED WITH
HUSBAND EBRAHIM FARHANG-RAZI (COMMERCIAL COMPANY EMPLOYEE).
OTHERS INCLUDED MORTEZA SIAPOUSHI (NEWSPAPER EMPLOYEE) AND
FARHAD QEYSARI.

3. PLOTTERS REPORTEDLY MEMBERS OF OUTLAWED TUDEH (COMMUNIST)
PARTY AND ARE SAID TO HAVE CONFESSED, AMONG OTHER THINGS,
TO PLANNING ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT ON EMPRESS FARAH OR OTHER
MEMBER OF IMPERIAL FAMILY AT CHILDREN\'S FILM FESTIVAL
SCHEDULED FOR LATER THIS MONTH. A MAJOR FIGURE IN THIS
PORTION OF PLOT WAS REZA ALAMEZADEH, A CANDIDATE FOR
PRIZE FOR YEAR\'S BEST CHILDREN\'S FILM. OTHERS INCLUDED
ABBAS ALI SAMAKAR, TEYFOUR BATHAII (FILMMAKERS),
RAHMATOLLAH IRAJ JAMSHIDI (REPORTER), AND KERAMATALLAH
DANESHIAN (CONSTRUCTION COMPANY EMPLOYEE). PLAN CALLED FOR
ALAMEZADEH AND SAMAKAR TO GO ARMED TO PRIZEGIVING CEREMONY
AND MAKE ASSAULT AT MOMENT OF PRESENTATION. OTHER THREE
TOBE PRESENT AT CEREMONY, ALSO ARMED, TO PROVIDE DEVERSION
IF NECESSARY.

COMMENT: NO INDICATION OF DATE ARREST TOOK PLACE. WILL
REPORT FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS.

HELMS

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

NNN
"
"8","11/21/1973 12:20","73TEHRAN8233","Embassy Tehran","SECRET","","R 211220Z NOV 73
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4574
","S E C R E T TEHRAN 8233

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PINT, IR
SUBJECT: SHAH ON CORRUPTION

1. AFTER AMBASSADOR BYROADE\'S AUDIENCE WITH SHAH WAS
FINISHED, I ASKED TO STAY BEHIND TO DISCUSS WITH SHAH
APPROACH OF SOVIET AMBASSADOR TO SWEDISH AMBASSADOR AND
OTHERS ABOUT ALLEGED INCREASE IN DOMESTIC OPPOSITION TO
GOI AS RESULT SHAH\'S RECENT DECREES ON CORRUPTION AND ON
NEW REQUIREMENT THAT GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND IMMEDIATE
SUBORDINATES DIVEST THEMSELVES OF ANY SHARES THEY HOLD IN
ANY COMPANIES OR INDUSTRIES. SHAH WAS OBVIOUSLY STARTLED
TO LEARN THAT SOVIETS WERE CLAIMING TO NOTE INCREASED
OPPOSITION AND ASKED RHETORICALLY HOW ANYONE COULD IMAGINE
SUCH A THING. WE AGREED THAT THIS WAS SOVIET PSYCHOLOGICAL
WARFARE DESIGNED TO UNSETTLE THE GOVERNMENT.

THE SHAH IMMEDIATELY TIED IT IN TO THE RECENT
TUDEH PARTY/IRAQI COMMUNIST PROCLAMATION CRITICIZING GOI
ACTIVITIES. SHAH IS CONVINCED THAT SOVIETS ARE ATTEMPTING
TO RECREATE TUDEH PARTY AND PUT MONEY INTO STRENGTHENING
OF IRANIAN COMMUNIST MOVEMENT.

2. BEING PENSIVE FOR A MOMENT ABOUT WHAT WE HAD BEEN
DISCUSSING, THE SHAH SAID, \"PERHAPS I HAVE BEEN TOO TOUGH
ON CORRUPTION.\" TO WHICH I IMMEDIATELY REPLIED, \"NO, SIR,
YOU CANNOT BE TOO TOUGH ON CORRUPTION.\" THERE THEN ENSUED
A DISCUSSION OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN IRAN IN THE YEARS AHEAD
IF CORRUPTION IS NOT STEMMED WITH BILLIONS OF DOLLARS
FLOATING AROUND IN THE ECONOMY. IT WAS QUITE CLEAR FROM
THIS DISCUSSION THAT THE SHAH INDEED IS CONVINCED THAT HIS
PROGRAM AND THE COUNTRY\'S FUTURE WILL GO RIGHT DOWNHILL
IF HE IS NOT ABLE TO DEAL WITH THE CORRUPTION ISSUE.

3. WHEN THE SHAH MENTIONED HIS INSISTENCE THAT CERTAIN
HIGH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS DIVEST THEMSELVES OF STOCKS
AND HOLDINGS, I SAID, \"WON\'T MANY OF THEM HAVE TO UNLOAD?\"
THE SHAH REPLIED, \"A FEW, NOT ALL.\"


HELMHD
"
"9","3/4/1975 11:25","75TEHRAN2069","Embassy Tehran","CONFIDENTIAL","","R 041125Z MAR 75
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 475
","C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 1 OF 2 TEHRAN 2069

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO
Systematic Review 05 JUL 2006

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PINT, IR
SUBJECT: IRANIAN RESURGENCE PARTY CREATED BY SHAH

SUMMARY: CREATION OF IRANIAN RESURGENCE PARTY ANNOUNCED BY SHAH
MARCH 2 IS MOVE TO SEEK BROADER SUPPORT FOR MONARCHY AND THE SHAHPEOPLE
REVOLUTION. ALL IRANIANS OF VOTING AGE ARE EXPECTED TO
EXPRESS ALLEGIANCE TO NEW PARTY OR RISK BEING VIEWED AS OPPONENTS
OF SHAH AND EVEN TRAITORS WHO SHOULD LEAVE IRAN OR GO TO PRISON.
SHAH EXPLAINED IRAN\'S RETURN TO SINGLE PARTY SYSTEM AS NECESSARY
BECAUSE QTE SHAMEFUL UTTERANCES UNQTE BY SOME IRANIANS SHOWED NEED
FOR IRANIANS TO CLOSE RANKS IN EFFORTS TO ACHIEVE QTE GREAT
CIVILIZATION, UNQTE AND BECAUSE OPPOSITION PARTIES HAD FAILED.
ELECTIONS SCHEDULED FOR SUMMER WILL APPARENTLY BE HELD, BUT IT IS
NOT CLEAR HOW THEY WILL BE ORGANIZED. NET RESULT IS TO MAKE
IRANIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM LESS FLEXIBLE. INTERNATIONAL REACTION
WILL PROBABLY RANGE FROM INDIFFERENCE TO CHARGES OF INCREASED
TOTALITARIANISM. SHAH APPARENTLY PLANS TO CONTINUE ACTIVE INVOLVEMENT
IN DAILY POLITICAL AFFAIRS. THIS IS CONTRARY TO EARLIER SUGGESTIONS
THAT HE MIGHT BE MOVING GRADUALLY TO CONFINE HIMSELF TO
BROAD POLICY GUIDANCE AND LEAVE IMPLEMENTATION TO GOVERNMENT. END
SUMMARY.

1. SHAH\'S LENGTHY STATEMENT AT HIS MARCH 2 PRESS CONFERENCE, FROM
WITH CORRESPONDENTS FOR FOREIGN MEDIA WERE EXCLUDED, (TEXT SENT BY
AIRGRAM) ESTABLISHED IRANIAN RESURGENCE PARTY. NEW PARTY WILL
ABSORB RULING IRAN NOVIN PARTY, LOYAL OPPOSITION MARDOM PARTY,
AND THE ULTRA-NATIONALIST PAN IRANIST PARTY AND ITS SPLINTER
GROUP THE IRANIANS PARTY. PRIME MINISTER HOVEYDA IS TO BE SECRETARY
GENERAL FOR A PERIOD OF AT LEAST TWO YEARS. SHAH WILL LATER
PROPOSE CHAIRMAN OF NEW PARTY\'S EXECUTIVE BOARD AND PRESIDENT FOR
ITS POLITICAL BUREAU. A PARTY CONGRESS WILL BE HELD, PERHAPS
WITHIN TWO MONTHS. GENERAL ELECTIONS WILL BE HELD THIS SUMMER
UNDER AUSPICES OF NEW PARTY.

2. SHAH\'S STATEMENT BEGAN WITH FAMILIAR RECITATION OF IRAN\'S
GROWING SELF-RELIANCE AND ECONOMIC INDEPENDENCE CONTRASTING SHARPLY
WITH ITS RELATIVE WEAKNESS IN FIRST HALF OF CENTURY. HE NOTED THAT
OPPOSITION PARTIES WERE CREATED IN RESPONSE TO HIS OWN WISHES
AND COMMENTED THAT THEY HAD BEEN FACED WITH A DIFFICULT TASK.
SHAH OBSERVED THAT THEY HAD FAILED TO FULFILL THEIR PROPER ROLE. HE
COMMENTED THAT SOME IRANIANS HAD MADE QTE SHAMEFUL UTTERANCES
UNQTE WHICH REFLECTED A LACK OF UNDERSTANDING OF IRAN\' GOALS. IN
ORDER TO WELD ALL IRANIANS TOGETHER IN PURSUIT OF GOALS OF THE
SHAH-PEOPLE REVOLUTION, HE HAD, THEREFORE, DECIDED TO CREATE NEW
ORGANIZATION WHICH WOULD SUPPRESS PARTY DIFFERENCES. ONLY REQUIREMENTS
FOR MEMBERSHIP IN NEW ORGANIZATION WOULD BE LOYALTY TO (1)
MONARCHY, (2) IRAN\'S CONSTITUTION, AND (3) SIXTH OF BAHMAN (SHAHPEOPLE)
REVOLUTION. HE SPECIFICALLY SAID NEW PARTY WOULD FOSTER
CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM, AND HE PREDICTED THAT POLITICAL WINGS
WOULD EVOLVE WITHIN NEW PARTY. HE URGED ALL IRANIANS ELIGIBLE TO
VOTE TO ENTER INTO NEW POLITICAL STRUCTURE OR CLARIFY THEIR POSITION.
BY THIS HE MEANT THAT THOSE WHO COULD NOT AGREE WITH THE
THREE PRINCIPLES SHOULD LEAVE IRAN OR GO TO PRISON AS TRAITORS
UNLESS THEY OPENLY EXPRESSED THEIR DISAPPROVAL AND WERE NOT ANTINATIONAL.
IF DISAPPROVAL IS IDEOLOGICAL, PERSON WOULD REMAIN FREE
IN IRAN BUT QTE SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY EXPECTATIONS UNQTE. FULL
PARTICIPATION IN IRAN\'S PROGRESS WOULD OBVIOUSLY REQUIRE MEMBERSHIP
IN THE IRAN RESURGENCE PARTY. HE SAID IT WAS HIS EXPECTATION
THAT WORKERS, FARMERS, AND TEACHERS WOULD BE THE FIRST GROUPS TO
ANNOUNCE THEIR LOYALTY TO THE NEW PARTY.

3. COMMENT: ABOVE ALL, SHAH\'S ACTION IN RETURNING TO SINGLE PARTY
SYSTEM OF 1964-67 PERIOD SHOWS HIS EXTREME SENSITIVITY TO CRITICISM
AND STRONG DESIRE TO RECEIVE OVERT EVIDENCE OF POPULAR SUPPORT.
AFTER HE EXPERIMENTED WITH TAME OPPOSITION PARTIES IN
1956-64 PERIOD WITH POOR RESULTS, SHAH THEN TURNED TO HASSAN ALI
MANSUR\'S PROGRESSIVE SOCIETY TO CREATE IRAN NOVIN PARTY AS INSTRUMENT
TO IMPLEMENT HIS SIXTH OF BAHMAN REVOLUTION. MARDOM PARTY
WAS SUBSEQUENTLY REJUVENATED TO STIMULATE IRAN NOVIN TO PERFORM
MORE EFFECTIVELY. DESPITE CONSTANT STATEMENTS OF LOYALTY TO SHAH
AND HIS PLANS FOR IRAN, PARTIES HAVE APPARENTLY NOT PLEASED HIM.
AS INDICATED BY FAILURES OF FORMER MARDOM PARTY SECRETARIES
GENERAL ALI NAQI AND NASSER AMERI, EVEN ACTIVITIES OF GELDED
OPPOSITION HAD PROVED TOO CRITICAL FOR SHAH\'S TASTE. NEVERTHELESS
HIS PAST STATEMENTS INDICATED CONTINUING SUPPORT FOR COCCEPT OF
MULTI-PARTY SYSTEM IN IRAN, AND IMPERIAL DECISION TO INSTITUTE ONEPARTY
STATE REPRESENTS 180-DEGREE SHIFT IN POLICY WHICH ALSO
APPEARS TO NEGATE EARLIER PROMISES OF FREER ELECTIONS LATER THIS
YEAR. KEY SECTION OF SPEECH IS COMMENT THAT HE HAD HEARD QTE SOME
REALLY SHAMEFUL UTTERANCES, WHICH IN NOW WAY SHOULD BE EXPECTED
FROM AN IRANIAN. THIS SCENE, OF COURSE, HAS ALWAYS RECURRED WHEN
IRAN HAS BEEN ENGAGED IN THE DEFENCE OF ITS RIGHTS AT A HISTORIC
JUNCTURE. THIS SITUATION IS INTOLERABLE, UNQTE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES
WE DOUBT THAT MUCH CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM WILL EMERGE
FROM THE IRANIAN RESURGENCE PARTY.

4. IN OPERATIONAL TERMS LITTLE HAS CHANGED, FOR DESPITE FACADE OF
QTE ME-TOO UNQTE OPPOSITION PARTIES SHAH HAS ALWAYS CALLED THE
TUNE AND ONLY RULING IRAN NOVIN PARTY HAD ANY IMPORTANCE. PRIME
MINISTER HAS BEEN LEAD DANCER, AND HIS SELECTION AS SECGEN AT
JANUARY PARTY CONGRESS HAD TIED IRAN NOVIN PARTY EVEN CLOSER TO
SHAH. IMMEDIATE CONSEQUENCE OF NEW MOVE HAS BEEN FLOOD OF STATEMENTS
OF LOYALTY TO SHAH, CONSTITUTION AND REVOLUTION, BOTH BY
GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS. THERE IS CLEARLY NO VIABLE ALTERNATIVE FOR
IRANIANS WHO WANT TO PARTICIPATE ACTIVELY IN IRAN\'S DEVELOPMENT
AND SHARE ITS PROSPERITY. ALL DIFFERENCES OF VIEW ON HOW TO IMPLEMENT
SHAH\'S PLAN FOR IRAN WILL BE SUPPRESSED UNTIL NEW PARTY
DEVELOPS AN IDEOLOGY AND ITS LEADERSHIP IS CONSTITUTED.

5. SHAH\'S SPEECH IS VAGUE ON GOALS OF IRANIAN RESURGENCE PARTY AND
MANY OTHER POINTS. IT IS NOT CLEAR, FOR EXAMPLE, HOW CANDIDATES
WILL BE SELECTED FOR SUMMER ELECTIONS AND ON WHAT PLATFORMS THEY
WILL RUN. SPEECH SHOWS SIGNS OF HURRIED PREPARATION FOR ISSUANCE
PRIOR TO HIS DEPARTURE FOR ALGIERS. WHILE MOST IRANIANS WILL
ACCEPT NEW CHANGE WITH TYPICAL CYNICISM, IMPLIED CRITICISM OF ALL
PARTIES FOR FAILING TO GET BEHIND SHAH\'S PUSH FOR REVOLUTION FROM
THE TOP MAY ALIENATE SOME PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO HAVE
WORKED HARD FOR IRAN NOVIN PARTY ON ASSUMPTION THEY WERE CARRYING
OUT SHAH\'S WISHES.

6. INTERNATIONAL REACTION WILL PROBABLY VARY FROM INDIFFERENCE TO
INCREASINGLY SHRILL CHARGES OF TOTALITARIANISM. IRAN\'S IMAGE AS
COUNTRY IN WHICH ALL ELEMENTS WERE BEING TAPPED IN DEVELOPMENT
PROCESS MAY SUFFER UNLESS NEW PARTY\'S MEMBERSHIP COMES FROM BROAD
SPECTRUM. IT APPEARS THAT EARLIER SUCCESSFUL IRANIAN POLICY OF
COMPROMISE AND COOPERATION HAS BEEN REPLACED BY QTE TAKE IT OR
LEAVE IT UNQTE STANCE IN DEALING WITH OPPOSITION.

7. IN A-19 EMBASSY NOTED THAT SHAH HOPES TO MOVE TOWARD SITUATION
IN WHICH HE GIVES POLICY GUIDANCE BUT KEEPS HIS DISTANCE FROM
DAILY ACTIVITIES OF GOVERNMENT. INITAL IMPRESSION OF HIS ACTION IN
CREATING NEW POLITICAL PARTY AND FORECASTING HIS PERSONAL SELECTION
OF SOME OF ITS LEADERS IS THAT HE HAS RETURNED TO MORE DIRECT
INVOLVEMENT IN THE BUSINESS OF GOVERNMENT. BETTER JUDGMENT ON THIS
POINT CAN BE MADE WHEN FUNCTION OF NEW PARTY BECOME CLEAR.

8. IN SUM, GIVEN EXISTING STRICT DEGREE OF POLITICAL CONTROLS,
SHAH\'S DECISION TO MELD ALL POLITICAL PARTIES INTO ONE APPEARS TO
OFFER LITTLE IN WAY OF IMPROVEMENTS TO IRANIAN POLITICAL SYSTEM
WHILE ADDING SEVERAL DISADVANTAGES BOTH DOMESTICALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.


HELMS

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO
Systematic Review 05 JUL 2006
"
"10","11/18/1975 12:05","7575LIBREVILLE1895","Embassy Libreville","CONFIDENTIAL","75STATE272523","O R 181205Z NOV 75 ZFF4
FM AMEMBASSY LIBREVILLE
TO USMISSION USUN NEWYORK NIACT IMMEDIATE
SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7102
INFO AMEMBASSY PARIS
AMEMBASSY SEOUL
","C O N F I D E N T I A L 75 LIBREVILLE 1895
E.O. 11652: NGDS

TAGS: PFOR, UNGA, GB, KS, KN

SUBJ: KOREA AT 30TH UNGA: GABON

REF: STATE 272523; USUN 6028

1. PRESIDENT BONGO HAS JUST PERSONALLY ASSURED ME THAT
GOG PERMREP HAS NOW RECEIVED FIRM INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTE
AGAINST HOSTILE RESOLUTION IN PLENARY THIS AFTERNOON.

2. ACCORDING ROK AMBASSADOR KIM, INSTRUCTIONS HAVE NOW
BEEN SENT THROUGH TWO CHANNELS: (A) BY PHONE FROM
PRESIDENT TO GABONESE AMBASSADOR IN PARIS, WITH LATTER
SENDING THEM ON BY TELEGRAM TO NEW YORK IN PRESIDENT\'S
NAME; AND (B) DIRECTLY FROM LIBREVILLE BY ACTING FONMIN
REKANGALT TO ESSONGHE IN NEW YORK.

3. PRESIDENT ADDED THAT HIS CALL TO PARIS WAS PROMPTED
BY REQUEST LATE LAST NIGHT FROM FRENCH CHARGE, WHO
TELEPHONED HIM AFTER CONSULTING WITH KIM. PRESIDENT
ADDED THAT HE WOULD SACK ESSONGHE AS PERMREP IF HE
FAILS CAST NEGATIVE VOTE ON HOSTILE RESOLUTION AS
INSTRUCTED.

4. AMBASSADOR KIM WILL ATTEMPT CALL PARK IN NEW YORK
AT OPENING OF BUSINESS TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF INSTRUCTIONS,
AND HAS EXTRACTED PROMISE FROM REKANGALT TO
PHONE ESSONGHE DIRECTLY THIS AFTERNOON IF HE STILL
APPEARS TO BE WAVERING.
STEIGMAN
CONFIDENTIAL
"
"11","1/11/1978 13:00","78TEHRAN389","Embassy Tehran","CONFIDENTIAL","","R 111300Z JAN 78
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 6361
INFO USINT BAGHDAD
AMEMBASSY JIDDA
AMEMBASSY LONDON
","C O N F I D E N T I A L TEHRAN 0389

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic
Review 30 JUN 2006

E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PINS IR
SUBJ: SERIOUS RELIGIOUS DISSIDENCE IN QOM

1. IN MOST SERIOUS INCIDENT OF THIS SORT FOR YEARS, 5
DEMONSTRATORS WERE SHOT DEAD AND 9 INJURED WHEN POLICE
OPENED FIRE ON A CROWD ATTEMPTING TO OCCUPY A POLICE
STATION IN THE HIGHLY RELIGIOUS CITY OF QOM JAN 9. A
POLICE OFFICE AND 3 POLICEMEN WERE INJURED BY THE
DEMONSTRATORS AND ONE 13 YEAR BOY WAS TRAMPLED TO DEATH
IN THE STAMPEDE THAT FOLLOWED THE SHOOTING.

2. INCIDENT OCCURRED ON ANNIVERSARY OF LAND REFORM
LEGISLATION PASSED IN 1963. IT FOLLOWED A MUCH MILDER
PROTEST BY STUDENTS OF RELIGION SHOUTING ANTI-NATIONAL
SLOGANS ON JAN 7 THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF REZA SHAH\'S
DECREE ABOLISHING THE VEIL FOR WOMEN.

3. ON THE 9TH A MOB OF PROTESTORS ARMED WITH STONES,
IRON BARS, AND WOODEN STAVES REPORTEDLY RAMPAGED THROUGH
THE STREETS SMASHING WINDOWS OF SHOPS AND DESTROYING
PREMISES OF REASTAKHIZ PARTY HEADQUARTERS. THEY THEN
TRIED TO TAKE OVER A POLICE STATION, DAMAGING POLICE
VEHICLES OUTSIDE. POLICE WARNINGS AND WARNING SHOTS INTO
THE AIR WENT UNHEEDED, AND POLICE THEN FIRED INTO THE
CROWD.

4. INFORMATION ON THIS INCIDENT WAS RELEASED TO THE PRESS
BY PARS NEW AGENCY AFTERNOON JAN 10. SAME INFORMATION WAS
GIVEN TO DCM BY COURT MINISTER HOVEYDA AT SHAH\'S DINNER
THAT EVENING FOR VISITING CODE.

5. COMMENT: DEMONSTRATIONS ARE BEING ASCRIBED BY POLICE
AUTHORITIES -- ACCURATELY WE BELIEVE -- TO CONSERVATIVE
RELIGIOUS OPPOSITION ELEMENTS (THOUGH NOT SPECIFICALLY TO
FOLLOWERS OF KHOMEINI OR TO ISLAMIC MARXISTS AS SUCH).
THIS IS FIRST TIME IN MANY YEARS, IN OUR RECOLLECTION,
THAT POLICE HAVE KILLED SEVERAL DEMONSTRATORS BY FIRING
INTO A CROWD. SEVERITY OF THIS INCIDENT WOULD APPEAR TO
ARGUE AGAINST THOSE AMONG THE JOURNALISTS AND OTHER
OBSERVERS HERE WHO HAVE SUSPECTED MANY RECENT INCIDENTS
WERE COOKED UP BY IRANIAN SECURITY FORCES TO IMPRESS THE
SHAH AND/OR USG. BY THE SAME TOKEN, IT IS POSSIBLE TO
CONCLUDE THAT RELATIVE POLICE LENIENCY, AS FOR EXAMPLE IN
LACK OF EFFECTIVE REACTION TO STUDENT DEMONSTRATION JAN 7,
ENCOURAGED MORE VIOLENT DEMONSTRATION WHICH NECESSITATED
VIOLENT REPRESSION TO PUT DOWN. AT LEAST IT IS CONCEIVABLE
THAT THE MANY PROPONENTS OF THE MAILED FIST IN GOI
ESTABLISHMENT MIGHT SO ARGUE TO THE SHAH AND PRIMIN
AMOUZEGAR IN EFFORT TO REVERSE RELATIVE LIBERALIZATION OF
RECENT MONTHS.

SULLIVAN

CONFIDENTIAL

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic
Review 30 JUN 2006
"
"12","5/6/1978 16:01","78KABUL3619","Embassy Kabul","CONFIDENTIAL","","061601Z MAY 78
FM AMEMBASSY KABUL
TO SECSTATE WASHDC
INFO AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI
AMEMBASSY TEHRAN","CONFIDENTIAL KABUL 3619


E.O. 11652: GDS
TAGS: PGOV, PTER, PINT, AF, US
SUBJECT: FIRST CONVERSATION WITH NEW AFGHAN PRESIDENT

1. MUR MOHAMHAD TARAKI, THE PRESIDENT OF AFGHANISTAN\'S NEW
REVOLUTIONARY COUNCIL, AND HE LIKES TO BE CALLED \"MR. PRESIDENT,\"
RECEIVED ME ALONE IN HIS OFFICE AT THE OLD PRIME MINISTRY BUILDING
AT 5 P.M. ON MAY 6, I WAS RECEIVED AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING
BY THE SAME CHIEF AND DEPUTY CHIEF OF PROTOCOL WHO HAD SERVED THE
PREVIOUS REGIME. AS AN INDICATION OF THE TIMES, THE DEPUTY CHIEF,
WHO IS A MOHAMMADZAI, STARTED WEEPING WHEN I ASKED HIM ABOUT HIS
FAMILY. IT WAS IN THIS MOOD THAT HE USHERED ME INTO HIS NEW CHIEF\'S
OFFICE. SECURITY PRECAUTIONS SEEMED TO BE MINIMAL, WITH ONLY ONE
ARMORED VEHICLE VISIBLE IN THE COMPOUND OF THE PRIME MINISTRY.

2. TABAKI GREETED ME WITH A WARM HANDSHAKE AND A FRIENDLY SMILE,
DULY RECORDED BY PHOTOGRAPHERS. WE THEN SAT DOWN IN THE CORNER OF
HIS OFFICE AND EXCHANGED A FEW PLEASANTRIES WHILE OUR PICTURES
CONTINUED TO BE SNAPPED. I GOT A GOOD LAUGH FROM HIM WHEN I SAID I
WAS SORRY I HAD NOT MET HIM DURING MY FOUR AND ONE-HALF YEARS IN
AFGHANISTAN -- AND EVEN SORRIER DURING THE PAST NINE DAYS. TARAKI
SPOKE EXCELLENT, IF SOMEWHAT RUSTY, ENGLISH.

3. TARAKI BEGAN HIS CONVERSATION BY RECOUNTING WITH OBVIOUS PRIDE
AND RELISH THE SUCCESS OF HIS REVOLUTION, STRESSING THAT IT IS A
REVOLUTION AND NOT A COUP. HE SAID ON THURSDAY, APRIL 27, THE TANKS
FIRST MOVED IN THE DIRECTION OF KABUL ABOUT 9 A.M., BUT TOOK MORE
THAN TWO HOURS TO REACH THE CENTER OF THE CITY. BY EVENING, THE
DAOUD REGIME HAD LOST THE BATTLE, ALTHOUGH THEY TRIED IN VAIN
DURING THE NIGHT TO SEND REINFORCEMENTS FROM CENTRAL CORPS
HEADQUARTERS AND FROM KARGHA. WITH THE COMING OF DAYLIGHT, HE SAID,
THE AIR FORCE WAS ABLE TO FINISH THE JOB. MEANWHILE, WITHIN THE
PALACE DAOUD HAD BEEN ASKED TO SURRENDER, BUT REFUSED, SHOT AT HIS
ATTACKERS, AS DID HIS WIFE AND FAMILY, AND WAS THEREFORE KILLED.
THE INTENTION, SAID TARAKI, HAD BEEN TO TAKE HIM AS A CAPTIVE.
TARAKI ADDED THAT DAOUD PROBABLY WOULD HAVE BEEN COURT-MARTIALED
AND POSSIBLY SHOT. TARAKI HAD YESTERDAY
THE SOLDIER WHO HAD BEEN SHOT BY DAOUD\'S \"WHITE PISTOL\".

4. TARAKI THEN SAID HE WAS SURPRISED THAT I HAD NOT BEEN THE FIRST
AMBASSADOR TO CALL ON HIM, BECAUSE WHAT HE IS TRYING TO ESTABLISH
IN AFGHANISTAN IS A \"GOVERNMENT OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, AND FOR
THE PEOPLE.\" CORRECTING HIMSELF A BIT, HE SAID HE HAD ASKED THE SAME
QUESTION OF THE PAKISTANI AMBASSADOR BECAUSE PAKISTAN AND AFGHANISTAN
HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON, CULTURALLY AND ETHNICALLY.

5. I THEN EXPLAINED THAT IN CASES LIKE THIS, WE DO NOT EXTEND FORMAL
RECOGNITION BUT INDICATE, AS WE HAVE DONE, THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE
NORMAL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS. I SAID, IN FACT, WE HOPE TO HAVE CLOSE
WORKING RELATIONS WITH THE NEW GOVERNMENT. I ADDED, AS OUR NOTE
STATED, THAT I HOPE HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD HAVE A CHANCE SOON TO
AFFIRM THE VALIDITY OF EXISTING TREATIES AND AGREEMENTS. HE MAD NO
COMMENT ON THAT SUGGESTION.

6. AT SEVERAL POINTS DURING THESE PRELIMINARY EXCHANGES, TARAKI
REFERRED TO THE TIME HE HAD SPENT IN THE UNITED STATES, HIS
FRIENDSHIP FOR AMERICANS, AND HIS LIKING FOR THE AMERICAN QUALITY OF
FRANKNESS. WE AGREED THAT AFGHANS AND AMERICANS HAVE LOTS IN COMMON
IN THIS REGARD.

7. I THEN STATED I WANTED TO BE FRANK WITH HIM. I SAID THAT, AS HE
KNEW, THE UNITED STATES HAD NEVER SOUGHT ANY STRATEGIC OR POLITICAL
ADVANTAGE FROM AFGHANISTAN. HE AGREED. I SAID THAT ONE OF THE CARDINAL
POINTS OF OUR POLICY IS TO HELP AFGHANISTAN MAINTAIN ITS INDEPENDENCE,
ITS INTEGRITY, AND ITS NATIONAL IDENTITY. HE NODDED ENTHUSIASTICALLY.
I SAID THAT SINCE THE BRITISH LEFT INDIA, IT WAS OUR VIEW THAT THE
ONLY COUNTRY THAT COULD POSSIBLY THREATEN AFGHANISTAN\'S INDEPENDENCE
IS THE SOVIET UNION. IN PAST TIMES, I NOTED, OUR POLICY HAD BEEN TO
TRY TO CONSTRUCT BLOCS AGAINST SOVIET EXPANSIONISM, BUT THAT OUR
APPROACH TO THIS PROBLEM HAD, IN THE COURSE OF TIME BECOME MORE
SOPHISTICATED.

I STATED WE COULD READILY UNDERSTAND -- GIVEN AFGHANISTAN\'S
GEOGRAPHIC POSITION AND ECONOMIC NEEDS -- WHY IT WOULD WANT A CLOSE
RELATIONSHIP WITH THE SOVIET UNION. BUT, I SAID, WE WOULD BE DISTURBED
IF AFGHANISTAN\'S FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC POLICIES WERE TO BECOME
INDISTINGUISHABLE FROM THOSE OF THE SOVIET UNION BECAUSE THAT WOULD
OBLITERATE AFGHANISTAN\'S NATIONAL IDENTITY AND WOULD GIVE RISE TO
TENSIONS IN THIS PART OF THE WORLD WHICH COULD THREATEN PEACE. I SAID
THAT IT IS IN THIS CONTEXT THAT WE APPRECIATE AFGHANISTAN\'S NONALIGNED
POLICY.

8. IN RESPONSE, TARAKI AFFIRMED THAT AFGHANISTAN IS AND DESIRES TO
REMAIN AN INDEPENDENT COUNTRY AND MASTER OF ITS OWN DESTINY. HE SAID HE
WAS PLEASED THAT THE UNITED STATES TAKES A MORE FLEXIBLE VIEW OF THE
WORLD AND ADMITS, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT IT MADE A MISTAKE IN VIETNAM. HE
REFERRED TO HIS BEING IN WASHINGTON DURING THE DAYS OF SENATOR MCCARTHY,
AND NOTED THAT THE THEN VICE PRESIDENT NIXON HAD REFUSED ONCE TO COME
TO AN AFGHAN EMBASSY RECEPTION BECAUSE AFGHANISTAN WAS TOO CLOSE TO THE
SOVIET UNION. HE WAS PLEASED THAT THAT IS NO LONGER THE APPROACH THE
UNITED STATES TAKES TOWARD HIS COUNTRY.

9. I THEN SAID THAT IN EVALUATING THE POLICIES OF A GOVERNMENT IN A
DEVELOPING COUNTRY LIKE AFGHANISTAN, THE UNITED STATES WOULD LOOK FIRST
AND FOREMOST AT WHAT THAT GOVERNMENT IS DOING TO RAISE THE STANDARD OF
LIVING OF ITS PEOPLE AND TO ASSURE THE MAINTENANCE OF HUMAN RIGHTS --
ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND LEGAL. AT THIS POINT, TARAKI BECAME
MUCH MORE ANIMATED AND HELD FORTH AT SOME LENGTH ON THE SUBJECT OF HOW
HIS GOVERNMENT WANTS TO HELP THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN. HE SAID THAT HE
AND HIS COLLEAGUES -- UNLIKE HIS PREDECESSORS, REALLY CARE ABOUT THE
POOR PEOPLE OF THIS COUNTRY AND HAVE NO INTEREST IN PUTTING MONEY IN
SWISS BANKS. HE SAID THAT IN JUDGING HIS GOVERNMENT\'S POLICIES, WE
SHOULD ASK THE PEOPLE OF AFGHANISTAN WHETHER THEY THINK THEY ARE
SUCCESSFUL. IN THE PAST, HE BELIEVED FOREIGNERS TENDED TO ASK THE
ARISTOCRATS WHO, OF COURSE, WERE NOT INTERESTED IN HELPING THE POOR
BECAUSE SUCH A POLICY WOULD THREATEN THEIR OWN PROSPERITY. REGARDING
HUMAN RIGHTS, TARAKI SAID THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED PROBLEM AND THAT
EACH NATION MUST JUDGE FOR ITSELF THE KIND OF HUMAN RIGHTS THAT ARE MOST
SUITED TO ITS OWN SITUATION AND CULTURE. HE MADE IT CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT
HE WOULD NOT WANT US TO MAKE VALUE JUDGEMENTS WHICH WOULD BE TANTAMOUNT
TO INTERFERENCE IN AFGHANISTAN\'S INTERNAL AFFAIRS. I ASSURED HIM THAT
THE UNITED STATES HAD NO DESIRE TO TRY TO TRANSPLANT ITS GOVERNMENTAL
SYSTEM ELSEWHERE, BUT THAT WE, NEVERTHELESS, CARE DEEPLY ABOUT HUMAN
RIGHTS.

10. TARAKI THEN SAID HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD JUDGE OTHER GOVERNMENTS BY
THEIR WILLINGNESS TO HELP AFGHANISTAN. HE SAID THAT HIS GOVERNMENT\'S
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PLANS HAD NOT YET BEEN FORMULATED, BUT THAT HE
WOULD BE ASKING US FOR ASSISTANCE AS, INDEED, HE WOULD BE ASKING THE
SOVIET UNION AND OTHER COUNTRIES. HE SAID THAT THE PRINCIPAL SLOGAN,
ADDING THAT HE REALLY MEANT POLICY AND NOT SLOGAN, OF HIS GOVERNMENT IS
TO PROVIDE BREAD, CLOTHING, AND SHELTER FOR THE MASSES. I DESCRIBED OUR
AID PROGRAM OF RECENT YEARS AND ITS EMPHASIS ON HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND
AGRICULTURE FOR THE RURAL POOR. HE SAID HE WOULD TELL ME, AS HE HAD
TOLD THE SOVIET AMBASSADOR, THAT OUR RESPECTIVE AID PFORAMS HAD FAILED,
AND THAT THE FAILURE WAS DUE TO THE LACK OF COMMITMENT OF THE PREVIOUS
REGIME. I SAID I AGREED WITH HIM THAT OUR AID PROGRAM HAD NOT ACHIEVED
ITS GOALS. HE ASKED ME WHY. I REPLIED THAT HE KNEW HIS OWN COUNTRY
BETTER THAN I, AND THAT I WOULD MERELY SAY THAT THE PREVIOUS GOVERNMENT
WAS NOT CAPABLE OF IMPLEMENTING THE KIND OF PROGRAM THAT WE WISHED TO
SEE IMPLEMENTED. HE OBVIOUSLY TOOK GREAT PLEASURE IN MY SAYING THIS.

11. TARAKI THEN SAID HE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I UNDERSTOOD WHAT HE
MEANT BY \"BREAD\". HE SAID HE WANTS TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR THE THOUSANDS OF
AFGHANS WHO HAVE LEFT THE COUNTRY TO WORK IN IGNOMINY ABROAD. THIS WILL
MEAN THE CONSTRUCTION OF INDUSTRY AND INFRASTRUCTURE, AND HE HOPED WE
WOULD HELP WITH THAT. I TOLD HIM THAT ONCE THE APPROPRIATE MINISTERS IN
HIS GOVERNMENT WERE PREPARED TO DISCUSS SUCH MATTERS WITH US, MY AID
MISSION DIRECTOR AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO SO.

12. I THEN SAID THAT ONE OTHER MATTER OF IMPORTANCE TO THE UNITED
STATES IS THE STABILITY OF THIS REGION IN THE WORLD. I SAID WE HAVE BEEN
DELIGHTED AT THE PROGRESS THAT HAS BEEN MADE IN RECENT YEARS IN
DEVELOPING REGIONAL COOPERATION. TARAKI SAID THAT THAT WAS, OF COURSE,
A MATTER THAT HIS GOVERNMENT WOULD BE STUDYING. HE ALSO SAID THAT WHEN
ONE TALKS OF REGIONAL COOPERATION, THAT MEANS NOT ONLY COOPERATION WITH
INDIA, PAKISTAN, AND IRAN -- BUT ALSO WITH THE SOVIET UNION.

13. THE CONVERSATION ENDED WITH PLEASANTRIES AS IT HAD BEGUN. HE SAID
THAT HE HOPED THE SOVIET UNION WOULD NOT JUDGE HIM BADLY IF HE BUILT MORE
MOSQUES. BY THE SAME TOKEN, HE HOPED WE WOULD NOT JUDGE HIM BADLY IF HE,
HIMSELF, DID NOT GO TO A MOSQUE. HE CONCLUDED BY SAYING THAT EVERYTHING
HE HAD TOLD ME HE HAD ALSO TOLD THE SOVIET UNION.

14. COMMENT: TARAKI IS A SLIM, WHITE-HAIRED, PROFESSIONAL MAN WHO LOOKS
SOMEWHAT OLDER THAN 61. HE HAS THE CHAN AND EMPATHY THAT ONE LEARNS TO
ASSOCIATE WITH AFGHANS. HE IS ALSO CLEARLY HARDHEADED AND EXHILARATED BY
HIS SUCCESS. WHEN HE IS PARTICULARLY ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT A POINT HE IS
MAKING, HIS EYES ASSUME A FIERCE, INTENSITY. OUR CONVERSATION WAS
EXTREMELY CORDIAL AND WAS ALSO, I THINK, A REAL DIALOGUE.

ELIOT
"
"13","8/13/1979 4:58","79TEHRAN8980","Embassy Tehran","CONFIDENTIAL","","R 130458Z AUG 79
FM AMEMBASSY TEHRAN
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3182
","C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 02 TEHRAN 08980

E.O. 12065: GDS 8/12/85 (TOMSETH, VICTOR L.) OR-P
TAGS: PEPR, IR
SUBJECT: NEGOTIATIONS

1. (C - ENTIRE TEXT).

2. INTRODUCTION: RECENT NEGOTIATIONS IN WHICH THE
EMBASSY HAS BEEN INVOLVED HERE, RANGING FROM COMPOUND
SECURITY TO VISA OPERATIONS TO GTE TO THE SHERRY CASE,
HIGHLIGHT SEVERAL SPECIAL FEATURES OF CONDUCTING
BUSINESS IN THE PERSIAN ENVIRONMENT. IN SOME INSTANCES
THE DIFFICULTIES WE HAVE ENCOUNTERED ARE A PARTIAL
REFLECTION ON THE EFFECTS OF THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION,
BUT WE BELIEVE THE UNDERLYING CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL
QUALITIES THAT ACCOUNT FOR THE NATURE OF THESE DIFFICULTIES
ARE AND WILL REMAIN RELATIVELY CONSTANT. THEREFORE,
WE SUGGEST THAT THE FOLLOWING ANALYSIS BE USED TO BRIEF
BOTH USG PERSONNEL AND PRIVATE SECTOR REPRESENTATIVES
WHO ARE REQUIRED TO DO BUSINESS WITH AND IN THIS
COUNTRY. END INTRODUCTION.

3. PERHAPS THE SINGLE DOMINANT ASPECT OF THE PERSIAN
PSYCHE IS AN OVERRIDING EGOISM. ITS ANTECEDENTS LIE
IN THE LONG IRANIAN HISTORY OF INSTABILITY AND INSECURITY
WHICH PUT A PREMIUM ON SELF-PRESERVATION. THE PRACTICAL
EFFECT OF IT IS AN ALMOST TOTAL PERSIAN PREOCCUPATION
WITH SELF AND LEAVES LITTLE ROOM FOR UNDERSTANDING POINTS
OF VIEW OTHER THAN ONE\'S OWN. THUS, FOR EXAMPLE, IT
IS INCOMPREHENSIBLE TO AN IRANIAN THAT U.S. IMMIGRATION
LAW MAY PROHIBIT ISSUING HIM A TOURIST VISA WHEN HE HAS
DETERMINED THAT HE WANTS TO LIVE IN CALIFORNIA.
SIMILARLY, THE IRANIAN CENTRAL BANK SEES NO INCONSISTENCY
IN CLAIMING FORCE MAJEURE TO AVOID PENALTIES FOR LATE
PAYMENT OF INTEREST DUE ON OUTSTANDING LOANS WHILE THE
GOVERNMENT OF WHICH IT IS A PART IS DENYING THE VAILIDITY
OF THE VERY GROUNDS UPON WHICH THE CLAIM IS MADE WHEN
CONFRONTED BY SIMILAR CLAIMS FROM FOREIGN FIRMS FORCED
TO CEASE OPERATIONS DURING THE IRANIAN REVOLUTION.

4. THE REVERSE OF THIS PARTICULAR PSYCHOLOGICAL COIN,
AND HAVING THE SAME HISTORICAL ROOTS AS PERSIAN EGOISM,
IS A PERVASIVE UNEASE ABOUT THE NATURE OF THE WORLD IN
WHICH ONE LIVES. THE PERSIAN EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN THAT
NOTHING IS PERMANENT AND IT IS COMMONLY PERCEIVED THAT
HOSTILE FORCES ABOUND. IN SUCH AN ENVIRONMENT EACH
INDIVIDUAL MUST BE CONSTANTLY ALERT FOR OPPORTUNITIES
TO PROTECT HIMSELF AGAINST THE MALEVOLENT FORCES THAT
WOULD OTHERWISE BE HIS UNDOING. HE IS OBVIOUSLY
JUSTIFIED IN USING ALMOST ANY MEANS AVAILABLE TO EXPLOIT
SUCH OPPORTUNITIES. THIS APPROACH UNDERLIES THE SOCALLED
\"BAZAAR MENTALITY\" SO COMMON AMONG PERSIANS, A
MIND-SET THAT OFTEN IGNORES LONGER TERM INTERESTS IN
FAVOR OF IMMEDIATELY OBTAINABLE ADVANTAGES AND COUNTENANCES
PRACTICES THAT ARE REGARDED AS UNETHICAL BY OTHER
NORMS. AN EXAMPLE IS THE SEEMINGLY SHORTSIGHTED AND
HARASSING TACTICS EMPLOYED BY THE PGOI IN ITS NEGOTIATIONS
WITH GTE.

5. COUPLED WITH THESE PSYCHOLOGICAL LIMITATIONS IS A
GENERAL INCOMPREHENSION OF CASUALITY. ISLAM, WITH ITS
EMPHASIS ON THE OMNIPOTENCE OF GOD, APPEARS TO ACCOUNT
AT LEAST IN MAJOR PART FOR THIS PHENOMENON. SOMEWHAT
SURPRISINGLY, EVEN THOSE IRANIANS EDUCATED IN THE
WESTERN STYLE AND PERHAPS WITH LONG EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE
IRAN ITSELF FREQUENTLY HAVE DIFFICULTY GRASPING THE
INTER-RELATIONSHIP OF EVENTS. WITNESS A YAZDI RESISTING
THE IDEA THAT IRANIAN BEHAVIOR HAS CONSEQUENCES ON THE
PERCEPTION OF IRAN IN THE U.S. OR THAT THIS PERCEPTION
IS SOMEHOW RELATED TO AMERICAN POLICIES REGARDING
IRAN. THIS SAME QUALITY ALSO HELPS EXPLAIN PERSIAN
AVERSION TO ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY FOR ONE\'S OWN
ACTIONS. THE DEUS EX MACHINA IS ALWAYS AT WORK.

6. THE PERSIAN PROCLIVITY FOR ASSUMING THAT TO SAY
SOMETHING IS TO DO IT FURTHER COMPLICATES MATTERS.
AGAIN, YAZDI CAN EXPRESS SURPRISE WHEN INFORMED THAT THE
IRREGULAR SECURITY FORCES ASSIGNED TO THE EMBASSY REMAIN
IN PLACE. \"BUT THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE TOLD ME THEY
WOULD GO BY MONDAY,\" HE SAYS. AN MFA OFFICIAL REPORTS
THAT THE SHERRY CASE IS \"90 PERCENT SOLVED,\" BUT WHEN
A CONSULAR OFFICER INVESTIGATES HE DISCOVERS THAT NOTHING
HAS CHANGED. THERE IS NO RECOGNITION THAT INSTRUCTIONS
MUST BE FOLLOWED UP, THAT COMMITMENTS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED
BY ACTION AND RESULTS.

6. FINALLY, THERE ARE THE PERSIAN CONCEPTS OF INFLUENCE
AND OBLIGATION. EVERYONE PAYS OBEISANCE TO THE FORMER
AND THE LATTER IS USUALLY HONORED IN THE BREACH.
PERSIANS ARE CONSUMED WITH DEVELOPING PARTI BAZI--THE
INFLUENCE THAT WILL HELP GET THINGS DONE--WHILE FAVORS
ARE ONLY GRUDGINGLY BESTOWED AND THEN JUST TO THE
EXTENT THAT A TANGIBLE QUID PRO QUO IS IMMEDIATELY
PRECEPTIBLE. FORGET ABOUT ASSISTANCE PROFERRED LAST
YEAR OR EVEN LAST WEEK; WHAT CAN BE OFFERED TODAY?

7. THERE ARE SEVERAL LESSONS FOR THOSE WHO WOULD NEGOTIATE
WITH PERSIANS IN ALL THIS:

- --FIRST, ONE SHOULD NEVER ASSUME THAT HIS SIDE OF
THE ISSUE WILL BE RECOGNIZED, LET ALONE THAT IT WILL
BE CONCEDED TO HAVE MERITS. PERSIAN PREOCCUPATION WITH
SELF PRECLUDES THIS. A NEGOTIATOR MUST FORCE RECOGNITION
OF HIS POSITION UPON HIS PERSIAN OPPOSITE NUMBER.

- --SECOND, ONE SHOULD NOT EXPECT AN IRANIAN READILY
TO PERCEIVE THE ADVANTAGES OF A LONG-TERM RELATIONSHIP
BASED ON TRUST. HE WILL ASSUME THAT HIS OPPOSITE
NUMBER IS ESSENTIALLY AN ADVERSARY. IN DEALING WITH
HIM HE WILL ATTEMPT TO MAXIMIZE THE BENEFITS TO HIMSELF
THAT ARE IMMEDIATELY OBTAINABLE. HE WILL BE PREPARED
TO GO TO GREAT LENGTHS TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL, INCLUDING
RUNNING THE RISK OF SO ALIENATING WHOEVER HE IS DEALING
WITH THAT FUTURE BUSINESS WOULD BE UNTHINKABLE, AT
LEAST TO THE LATTER.

- --THIRD, INTERLOCKING RELATIONSHIPS OF ALL ASPECTS
OF AN ISSUE MUST BE PAINSTAKINGLY, FORECEFULLY AND
REPEATEDLY DEVELOPED. LINKAGES WILL BE NEITHER READILY
COMPREHENDED NOR ACCEPTED BY PERSIAN NEGOTIATORS.

- --FOURTH, ONE SHOULD INSIST ON PERFORMANCE AS THE
SINE QUA NON AT ESH STAGE OF NEGOTIATIONS. STATEMENTS
OF INTENTION COUNT FOR ALMOST NOTHING.

- --FIFTH, CULTIVATION OF GOODWILL FOR GOODWILL\'S SAKE
IS A WASTE OF EFFORT. THE OVERRIDING OBJECTIVE AT ALL
TIMES SHOULD BE IMPRESSING UPON THE PERSIAN ACROSS THE
TABLE THE MUTUALITY OF THE PROPOSED UNDERTAKINGS, HE
MUST BE MADE TO KNOW THAT A QUID PRO QUO IS INVOLVED
ON BOTH SIDES.

- --FINALLY, ONE SHOULD BE PREPARED FOR THE THREAT
OF BREAKDOWN IN NEGOTIATIONS AT ANY GIVEN MOMENT AND NOT
BE COWED BY THE POSSIBLITY. GIVEN THE PERSIAN
NEGOTIATOR\'S CULTURAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL LIMITATIONS, HE
IS GOING TO RESIST THE VERY CONCEPT OF A RATIONAL
(FROM THE WESTERN POINT OF VIEW) NEGOTIATING PROCESS.


LAINGEN

CONFIDENTIAL
"
"14","9/10/1979 7:01","79ANKARA6618","Embassy Ankara","CONFIDENTIAL","","R 100701Z SEP 79
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC
INFO REFLEPA/AMCONSUL ADANA
RUEHAD/USINT BAGHDAD 285
RUGMPL/AMCONSUL INSTANBUL 8561
RUQMHR/AMEMBASSY TEHRAN 6148
RUFLAEA/AMCONSUL IZMIR 1753
","C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 6618

Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2006

E.O.12065: GDS 9/7/85 (XUX, DENNIS) CR-P
TAGS: PFOR, PEPR, TU, IR
SUBJ: (c) TURKISH VIEWS ON KURDISH TROUBLES IN IRAN

1. (C) - ENTIRE TEXT.

2. THIS IS AN INFORMATION MESSAGE; NO ACTION REQUIRED.

3. MFA DIRECTOR FOR MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA KOKSAL, HAS TOLD US THAT TURKS HAD HEARD IRANIANS WERE PLANNING TO LAUNCH NEW MILITARY ACTION AGAINST CONCENTRATION OF KURDISH REBELS IN AREA NEAR IRAQI BORDER. WHILE FOR THE MOMENT SITUATION IN KURDISH AREA SEEMS CALM, REPORT SUGGESTED THAT TEST OF STRENGTH BETWEEN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT AND KURDISH OPPONENTS WAS LIMITED BUT THEY HAD THE IMPRESSION THE KURDS, DESPITE LACK OF POLITICAL UNITY AMONG THE VARIOUS GROUPS, HAD MANAGED TO AMASS A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF ARMS AND COULD POSE A CONSIDERABLE GUERRILLA THREAT TO THE IRANIAN CENTRAL GOVERNMENT FORCES.

4. THE POSSIBILITY OF ARMED ACTION NEAR THE IRAQI BORDER ALSO RAISED TH



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 01:16 PM
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Originally posted by misfitofscience
SO I have been working on this for about 2 hours now trying to unzip this, compress that, I will post more when I am done.


Looking forward to it



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 01:43 PM
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So I downloaded everything and was able to post what I did in my previous post from the z.7z CRYPTOME file.

So I am unsure as to if these were the original insurance files or something else. but it states that they are.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -----------

The following is what I had done to try to get the original Insurance file to open and work:
I downloaded AEscrypt.
and the original insurance file from a year ago.
I used the supposed passwords through aescrypt:
ACollectionOfDiplomaticHistorySince_1966_ToThe_PresentDay#

It worked, then the file created a desktop icon with aescrypt and the insurance file picture which was automatically added to the desktop after inputting the password. I then went to view it, and a screen popped up telling me that I needed another password. so I used all kinds of variations from the original supposed password. I tried removing the A, the #, omitting the word DIPLOMATIC etcetcetc..
and cannot get any further.

I received the error message: Unable to open output file c://insurance.aes.256: The file exists.


Am I doing something wrong?
edit on 1-9-2011 by misfitofscience because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 02:00 PM
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And honestly, if this is all that the insurance file is (posted above) about, then all this is just a total crock of B.S. And now with a supposed NEW 500mb insurance file...I mean come on, whats next, an insurance file to replace the insurance file that replaced the original insurance file? With pictures of Julian Assange with Obama in pink tutu's? smoking rock?



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 02:19 PM
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This just posted on wikileaks twitter page:


Note how the Pentagon press has it that neither the State Department, nor the Guardian is responsible for the material entrusted to them.


I guess wikileaks is starting to understand how it feels when your information is handed out graciously!



posted on Sep, 1 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by aksbmw9
Remote connections


Fingers crossed...



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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Originally posted by misfitofscience
So I downloaded everything and was able to post what I did in my previous post from the z.7z CRYPTOME file.

So I am unsure as to if these were the original insurance files or something else. but it states that they are.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ -----------

The following is what I had done to try to get the original Insurance file to open and work:
I downloaded AEscrypt.
and the original insurance file from a year ago.
I used the supposed passwords through aescrypt:
ACollectionOfDiplomaticHistorySince_1966_ToThe_PresentDay#

It worked, then the file created a desktop icon with aescrypt and the insurance file picture which was automatically added to the desktop after inputting the password. I then went to view it, and a screen popped up telling me that I needed another password. so I used all kinds of variations from the original supposed password. I tried removing the A, the #, omitting the word DIPLOMATIC etcetcetc..
and cannot get any further.

I received the error message: Unable to open output file c://insurance.aes.256: The file exists.


Am I doing something wrong?
edit on 1-9-2011 by misfitofscience because: (no reason given)


I thought the latest 557mb file that I've unpacked which is almost 60gb was say close to half of the insurance file that is 1.4gb compressed?

Anyway, yeah nothing that really impacts a thing as far as big ground breaking news is concerned from any wiki-leaks so far.

The 1.4gb "insurance.aes256" file I just downloaded from piratebay(with the most seeders) is giving me the error of "invalid signature" when i try the P/W "ACollectionOfDiplomaticHistorySince_1966_ToThe_PresentDay#" (without quotes) and so to is the P/W "Gw0whe$PfehwH[W%$%0sfwFGOENqi24yHSFP[NKFwekqzcxGPAEGMq32pfewkjnwrHN]#%Fwedqkdg?WM43hgwr#$JhowdnwqQELFDWmenhwREWKwqeq$" (again, without quotes, I believe this was the P/W for the 557mb file that was just released, which I didnt need anyway, which I guess is because I downloaded a non-Password protected version of the file?), then again anything I put in the P/W field for the insurance file is giving me this "iinvalid signature" error, so I'm currently downloading the insurance file again but an older version assuming that the one I got has some issues.

So, whats the go with that missing cable about Israel/Leiberman? tell me more pls. These cables are proving to be a waste of time so far, but if there is lack of cables in regards to Israel then this could well just another Mossad/zionist/masonic troll on the world.



posted on Sep, 2 2011 @ 11:08 AM
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R ogue

I lluminati

G roups


D estracting


Rig'd

Radio Independents Group, the radio producers' trade organisation in the UK
Rig or run rig, a traditional system of land occupation in Scotland
Ríg or rí, Irish language word for "king"
RIG, the ticker symbol for Transocean Inc., an offshore drilling company
Rig, to engage in cheating during a game, election, etc.

I have added a video dedicated to all those self proclaimed enlightened ones that sit in high positions within society.
* If your salary is above your employees and co-workers....you are included as well.



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