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2001-11-16 18:11:00
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Secretary of State
Cable title:  

ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

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R 161811Z NOV 01
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC POSTS
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM
AMEMBASSY NASSAU 
AMEMBASSY BELGRADE 
AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE 
AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA 
AMCONSUL PESHAWAR 
AMCONSUL LAHORE 
AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 
AMCONSUL SURABAYA
						UNCLAS STATE 198912 

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER
SUBJECT: ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

(THIS CABLE HAS BEEN CLEARED BY M/P (SEP).)

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1. SUMMARY


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THE DEPARTMENT IS REQUIRED BY LAW TO PROVIDE
THE ANNUAL REPORT "PATTERNS OF GLOBAL
TERRORISM" TO CONGRESS. THE LAW REQUIRES THAT
THE REPORT BE A FULL AND COMPLETE FACTUAL
RECORD OF TERRORISM-RELATED ACTIVITY IN
COUNTRIES THAT EXPERIENCED TERRORISM. IT
SHOULD NOT BE TEMPERED BY CONCERNS ABOUT HOST
GOVERNMENT SENSITIVITIES TO THE FACTS
PRESENTED. THE REPORT IS DUE TO CONGRESS NEXT
APRIL, BUT POSTS SHOULD RESPOND TO THIS MESSAGE
BY DECEMBER 14, 2001. AS DESCRIBED IN GREATER
DETAIL BELOW, POSTS SHOULD REPORT ON HOST
GOVERNMENT COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS AND
ATTITUDES. LEGISLATION ALSO REQUIRES THAT THE
DEPARTMENT REPORT INCLUDE A DESCRIPTION OF THE
EXTENT OF HOST GOVERNMENT COOPERATION WITH THE
UNITED STATES ON TERRORISM CASES DURING THE
PAST FIVE YEARS. SEE PARAGRAPH 2 (K,L,M).

THIS YEARS PATTERNS WILL TAKE A NEW
REPORTING APPROACH IN VIEW OF THE SEPTEMBER 11
TERRORIST ATTACKS IN THE UNITED STATES. THIS
YEAR'S REPORT WILL LIKELY BE MORE WIDELY READ
THAN ANY PRODUCED IN PREVIOUS YEARS. POSTS NEED
TO PLACE SPECIAL EMPHASIS ON THE NATURE AND
QUALITY OF HOST GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO THE
GLOBAL COALITION AGAINST TERRORISM. THE REPORT
WILL ASSESS THE SUPPORT WE HAVE RECEIVED.

WE ARE ALSO PLANNING SOME NEW FEATURES FOR THIS
REPORT, AND WE WOULD APPRECIATE POSTS' SPECIAL
ATTENTION IN THIS REGARD. THE DEPARTMENT
APPRECIATES THE EXCELLENT REPORTING POSTS HAVE
PROVIDED ON THIS ISSUE IN THE PAST.

S/CT WILL COMPILE THE REPORT USING EXISTING
DATABASES THAT CONTAIN FACTUAL ACCOUNTS OF
TERRORIST INCIDENTS RECORDED DURING THE YEAR


2001. POSTS NEED NOT PROVIDE SUCH DETAILS IN
THEIR RESPONSES.

POSTS SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE
UNCLASSIFIED RESPONSES, ALTHOUGH THE DEPARTMENT
IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE A SEPARATE CLASSIFIED
SUPPLEMENT TO ITS REPORT.

PARAGRAPH 4 BELOW PROVIDES SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS
FOR USUN. (END SUMMARY.)



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2. POST RESPONSES


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POSTS' REPORTS SHOULD ADDRESS THE FOLLOWING:

A) BECAUSE THE MAIN FOCUS OF THE REPORT WILL
BE ON THE POST-SEPTEMBER 11 GLOBAL COALITION,
POSTS SHOULD HIGHLIGHT SIGNIFICANT ACTIONS
TAKEN BY HOST GOVERNMENTS TO SUPPORT THAT
COALITION, PARTICULARLY ACTIONS TAKEN AGAINST
AL-QAIDA AND THE TALIBAN. MUCH OF THIS
INFORMATION HAS ALREADY BEEN COLLECTED IN A
MATRIX MAINTAINED BY THE DEPARTMENT'S TERRORISM
TASK FORCE. (NOTE: WE ALSO PLAN TO INCLUDE IN
THE REPORT A SEPARATE MATRIX SHOWING WHICH
COUNTRIES HAVE SIGNED OR RATIFIED ANY OF THE 12

INTERNATIONAL COUNTERTERRORISM CONVENTIONS, AND
WHICH COUNTRIES HAVE NOT DONE SO. AS THIS
INFORMATION IS ALREADY BEING COLLECTED, POSTS
NEED NOT REPEAT THIS IN THEIR RESPONSES TO THIS
CABLE.)

B) AMONG THE NEW FEATURES, THE DEPARTMENT IS
PLANNING TO FOCUS ON SEVERAL CASE STUDIES -
VIVID EXAMPLES OF TERRORIST INCIDENTS THAT
WERE THWARTED, AND TERRORIST CELLS THAT WERE
BROKEN UP, DURING 2001. DEPARTMENT WOULD
APPRECIATE SOME EXAMPLES FROM POSTS THAT ARE
WELL DOCUMENTED AND UNCLASSIFIED. DEPARTMENT
WOULD ALSO APPRECIATE RECEIVING BY POUCH ANY
PARTICULARLY EVOCATIVE OR DRAMATIC PHOTOGRAPHS
THAT WOULD HELP ILLUSTRATE THESE CASE STUDIES.
PLEASE INCLUDE THE NAME OF THE PUBLICATION IN
WHICH THE PHOTO ORIGINALLY APPEARED AND THE
DATE OF APPEARANCE. PHOTOS CAN ALSO BE SENT
ELECTRONICALLY TO:

J.REAP@STATE.GOV
OR, AS LISTED IN STATE'S UNCLASSIFIED GLOBAL
ADDRESS BOOK:
(RIA) REAP, JR., JOSEPH W

THE DEPARTMENT WILL ACQUIRE REPRINT RIGHTS FOR
ANY PICTURES SELECTED FOR PUBLICATION.

THE FOLLOWING ALSO APPLY MORE BROADLY TO
TERRORIST ACTS NOT RELATED TO SEPTEMBER 11.

C) DESCRIBE THE RESPONSE OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM
OF EACH COUNTRY TO ACTS OF INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM AND/OR SIGNIFICANT ACTS OF DOMESTIC
TERRORISM DURING 2001, INCLUDING ANY HOST
GOVERNMENT PROSECUTIONS RELATING TO TERRORISM.
PARTICULAR ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HOST
GOVERNMENT ACTIONS REGARDING ACTS OF TERRORISM
AGAINST OR AFFECTING U.S. CITIZENS OR
FACILITIES.

D) DID THE HOST GOVERNMENT EXTRADITE OR REQUEST
THE EXTRADITION OF SUSPECTED TERRORISTS FOR
PROSECUTION DURING THE YEAR? PARTICULAR
ATTENTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO HOST GOVERNMENT
RESPONSE TO U.S. REQUESTS FOR EXTRADITION OR
ASSISTANCE IN TERRORIST CASES.

E) DESCRIBE ANY SIGNIFICANT IMPEDIMENTS TO HOST
GOVERNMENT PROSECUTION AND/OR EXTRADITION OF
SUSPECTED TERRORISTS.

F) DISCUSS HOST GOVERNMENT RESPONSES OTHER THAN
PROSECUTION. THESE WOULD INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT
LIMITED TO, PUBLIC STATEMENTS BY GOVERNMENT
OFFICIALS OR OFFICIAL NEWS AGENCIES FOLLOWING A
TERRORIST INCIDENT (IN OR OUTSIDE THE COUNTRY)
AND EFFORTS BY HOST GOVERNMENT TO INVESTIGATE
TERRORIST INCIDENTS OR TO ASSIST WITH
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM INVESTIGATIONS.

G) DESCRIBE MAJOR COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS
UNDERTAKEN IN 2001 BY THE HOST GOVERNMENT,
INCLUDING STEPS TAKEN IN INTERNATIONAL FORA.

H) DESCRIBE ANY SIGNIFICANT HOST GOVERNMENT
SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM,
TERRORISTS, OR TERRORIST GROUPS, INCLUDING {BUT
NOT LIMITED TO} POLITICAL AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT
OF TERRORISTS OR THEIR ACTIVITIES; DIPLOMATIC
SUPPORT THROUGH DIPLOMATIC RECOGNITION; MISUSE
OF THE DIPLOMATIC POUCH AND OTHER DIPLOMATIC
PRIVILEGES TO SUPPORT TERRORISM; PROVISION OF
SANCTUARY AND/OR THE PRESENCE OF OFFICES OF
TERRORIST GROUPS; PROVISION OF TRAINING OR
TRAINING SITES; PROVISION OF WEAPONS; AND
POSITIONS TAKEN ON TERRORISM ISSUES IN
INTERNATIONAL FORA.

I) HAS THE HOST GOVERNMENT MADE ANY PUBLIC
STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING
COUNTRY ON A TERRORISM ISSUE? (THE SEVEN
GOVERNMENTS DESIGNATED BY THE SECRETARY AS
STATE SPONSORS OF TERRORISM ARE CUBA, IRAN,
IRAQ, LIBYA, NORTH KOREA, SYRIA, AND SUDAN.)

J) DESCRIBE ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGE SINCE 2001,
POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, IN THE HOST GOVERNMENT'S
ATTITUDE TOWARD TERRORISM, INTERNATIONAL OR
DOMESTIC. WHAT IS REPONSIBLE FOR THIS CHANGE?

K) DESCRIBE U.S. COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS AND
INITIATIVES WITH THE HOST GOVERNMENT,
INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, REQUESTS TO THE
HOST GOVERNMENT FOR SPECIFIC COOPERATION AND
EFFORTS BY THE UNITED STATES IN THE HOST
COUNTRY TO ELIMINATE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL
SUPPORT TO TERRORIST GROUPS DIRECTLY OR IN
SUPPORT OF THEIR ACTIVITIES. DESCRIBE THE
EXTENT OF THE HOST COUNTRY'S COOPERATION WITH
THOSE EFFORTS AND INITIATIVES, INCLUDING THE
EXTENT TO WHICH THE HOST GOVERNMENT HAS
SATISFIED THE SPECIFIC REQUESTS.

L) IN ADDITION TO THIS GENERAL INFORMATION, IF
THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS SOUGHT
COOPERATION FROM THE HOST GOVERNMENT DURING THE
PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS IN THE INVESTIGATION OR
PROSECUTION OF AN ACT OF INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM AGAINST UNITED STATES CITIZENS OR
INTERESTS, PLEASE PROVIDE INFORMATION ON:

(I) THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE HOST GOVERNMENT
IN 2001 COOPERATED OR IS COOPERATING WITH THE
UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT IN APPREHENDING,
CONVICTING, AND PUNISHING THE INDIVIDUAL OR
INDIVIDUALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACT; AND

(II) THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE HOST GOVERNMENT
IN 2001 COOPERATED OR IS COOPERATING IN
PREVENTING FURTHER ACTS OF TERRORISM AGAINST
UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE HOST GOVERNMENT'S
TERRITORY.

M) IF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT HAS SOUGHT
COOPERATION DURING THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS IN
THE PREVENTION OF AN ACT OF INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM AGAINST U.S. CITIZENS OR INTERESTS,
PLEASE DESCRIBE THE EXTENT TO WHICH THE HOST
GOVERNMENT IN 2001 COOPERATED OR IS COOPERATING
IN PREVENTING ACTS OF TERRORISM AGAINST UNITED
STATES CITIZENS IN THE HOST GOVERNMENT'S
TERRITORY.

(POSTS SHOULD TAKE INTO ACCOUNT PREVIOUS U.S.
REQUESTS FOR COOPERATION FOR WHICH ACTION MAY
HAVE BEEN TAKEN BY HOST GOVERNMENT IN THE YEAR
2001.)

(NOTE: THE DEPARTMENT MAY SUBMIT THE
INFORMATION IN ITEMS K AND L TO CONGRESS IN A
CLASSIFIED ANNEX IF THE SECRETARY DETERMINES
THAT DOING SO WOULD MAKE THIRD COUNTRY
COOPERATION MORE LIKELY. POSTS' ASSESSMENT OF
THIS RISK TO CONTINUED COOPERATION IS WELCOME.
LAST YEAR'S REPORT TO CONGRESS CONTAINED SUCH
AN ANNEX.)

POSTS THAT HAVE NO RELEVANT INFORMATION TO
REPORT SHOULD SEND A BRIEF CABLE TO THIS
EFFECT.



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3. USUN REPORTING


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USUN SHOULD REPORT THE POSITIONS (INCLUDING
VOTING RECORDS) ON MATTERS RELATING TO
TERRORISM TAKEN AT THE UN BY STATE SPONSORS OF
TERRORISM. (THE U.S. DESIGNATES CUBA, IRAN,
IRAQ, LIBYA, NORTH KOREA, SYRIA, AND SUDAN AS
STATE SPONSORS.) USUN SHOULD ALSO REPORT OTHER
STATES' PUBLIC POSITIONS ON TERRORISM ISSUES
THAT CAN BE VIEWED AS SUPPORT FOR TERRORISM OR
FOR ITS SPONSORS. PLEASE NOTE ANY SIGNIFICANT
CHANGE IN POSITIONS OF STATE SPONSORS OF
TERRORISM OR OTHERS.

WE UNDERSTAND UNGA 2001 WILL RUN BEYOND THE
DECEMBER 14 DEADLINE, BUT WOULD APPRECIATE
USUN'S REPORT AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE
SESSION ENDS.



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4. CLASSIFICATION


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POSTS SHOULD MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO PROVIDE
UNCLASSIFIED REPORTS. ALTHOUGH THE DEPARTMENT
IS AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE A SEPARATE CLASSIFIED
SUPPLEMENT TO ITS REPORT TO CONGRESS, MOST PAST
REPORTS HAVE BEEN UNCLASSIFIED IN THEIR
ENTIRETY. IF POSTS FIND IT NECESSARY OR USEFUL
TO PROVIDE CLASSIFIED INFORMATION OR
COMMENTARY, SUCH MATERIAL SHOULD BE CLASSIFIED
SEPARATELY BY PARAGRAPH.



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5. WORK SCHEDULE: PLEASE PROVIDE RESPONSES BY
DECEMBER 14.


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POSTS' RESPONSES MAY BE KEYED TO PARAGRAPH
NUMBERINGS IN THIS CABLE.

THE DEPARTMENT MUST TRANSMIT THE 2001 REPORT TO
CONGRESS BY APRIL 30, 2002.

MUCH OF THE REPORT -- ESPECIALLY THOSE SECTIONS
ON REGIONAL AND WORLDWIDE TRENDS, AND
DESCRIPTIONS OF TERRORIST INCIDENTS AND
TERRORIST GROUPS -- IS PREPARED BY WASHINGTON
ANALYSTS USING EXISTING DATA BASES. GIVEN THE
NECESSARY CLEARANCE PROCESS, THE RIGID PRINTING
TIMETABLE, AND THE SHORT LEAD TIME BETWEEN THE
END OF THE CALENDAR YEAR AND THE APRIL 30
DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION TO THE CONGRESS,
ANALYSTS WILL BE UNDER STRICT TIME CONSTRAINTS
TO INCORPORATE THIS DATA AND POSTS'
CONTRIBUTIONS INTO A PRODUCT THAT IS THE
DEFINITIVE USG PUBLIC DOCUMENT ON INTERNATIONAL
TERRORISM. WE ASK THEREFORE THAT POSTS RESPOND
TO THIS MESSAGE BY DECEMBER 14, 2001, SENDING
SUPPLEMENTARY UPDATES, IF NECESSARY, AT A LATER
DATE, BUT NOT LATER THAN DECEMBER 31.



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6. TAGS AND SLUGS


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PLEASE SLUG RESPONSES: S/CT FOR REAP

TAGS: PTER

SUBJECT LINE: (NAME OF COUNTRY): 2001 ANNUAL
TERRORISM REPORT

MINIMIZE CONSIDERED


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