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01STATE157183
2001-09-11 22:26:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Secretary of State
Cable title:  

TERRORIST ATTACKS ON NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON

Tags:   CASC  ASEC  PTER  CMGT 
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R 112226Z SEP 01
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM
AMEMBASSY FREETOWN 
USOFFICE PRISTINA 
AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE 
AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA
						UNCLAS STATE 157183 

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CASC ASEC PTER CMGT
SUBJECT: TERRORIST ATTACKS ON NEW YORK AND WASHINGTON

REF: (A) STATE 157144 (B) STATE 157182



1. FURTHER TO REFTELS, DEPARTMENT REQUESTS POSTS CONSIDER
THE FOLLOWING AS THEY PROCEED TO CONVENE EACS AND CONSIDER
THEIR RESPECTIVE SITUATIONS:

-- WHETHER POST SHOULD TEMPORARILY SUSPEND PUBLIC
SERVICES; IF A DECISION IS MADE TO DO SO, INFORM THE LOCAL
AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF THIS ACTION VIA THE WARDEN NETWORK
AND ADVISE DEPARTMENT OF ACTION TAKEN. WARDEN MESSAGE CAN
DRAW UPON LANGUAGE AND REFER TO THE DEPARTMENT'S WORLDWIDE
CAUTION PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2001.

-- CONSIDER GENERAL WELL-BEING OF LOCAL AMERICAN
COMMUNITY, OFFICIAL AND PRIVATE, WHEN REVIEWING THE LOCAL
SECURITY ENVIRONMENT AND POTENTIAL THREATS TO THE LOCAL
AMERICAN COMMUNITY. AGAIN, WARDEN MESSAGE CAN DRAW UPON
LANGUAGE AND REFER TO THE DEPARTMENT'S WORLDWIDE CAUTION
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT OF SEPTEMBER 7, 2001.

-- IF POST IS AWARE OF ANY SPECIFIC THREAT TO THE AMERICAN
COMMUNITY, PLEASE TAKE APPROPRIATE ACTION TO NOTIFY THOSE
POTENTIALLY IN DANGER AND REPORT ACTIONS TAKEN IMMEDIATELY
TO THE DEPARTMENT.



2. THE DEPARTMENT HAS NO DIRECT CONTACT INFORMATION FOR
CONCERNED AMCITS OVERSEAS ABOUT FAMILY MEMBERS WHO MAY
HAVE BEEN VICTIMS OF THESE INCIDENTS. AT THIS POINT IN
TIME, INTERESTED PARTIES SHOULD ATTEMPT TO GET IN TOUCH
WITH THEIR RELATIVES DIRECTLY TO DETERMINE THEIR WELL-
BEING. IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO DO SO, THEY SHOULD CONTACT
APPROPRIATE AIRLINE REPRESENTATIVES AND EMPLOYERS FOR
ASSISTANCE.



3. ASSISTANCE APPRECIATED.



4. MINIMIZE CONSIDERED.

POWELL