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August 01, 1985

CABLE NO. 643, AMBASSADOR KATO TO THE FOREIGN MINISTER, 'PROBLEM OF THE RELEASE OF THE AMERICAN HOSTAGES (SPECIAL MESSAGE TO FOREIGN MINISTER SHARA)'

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    A telegram from Japanese Ambassador Kato to the Foreign Minister regarding the delivery of a message to Foreign Minister Shara about the American hostages in Lebanon.
    "Cable No. 643, Ambassador Kato to the Foreign Minister, 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)' ," August 01, 1985, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Diplomatic Archives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, File No. 2017-0631. Translated by Stephen Mercado. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/270624
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Number: R105008

Primary: Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General

Sent: Syria, August 01, 1985, 13:58

Received: MOFA, August 01, 1985, 19:59

To: Foreign Minister      

From: Ambassador Kato

Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)

No. 643 Secret Urgent (Priority Handling)

(Limited Distribution)

Re: Your Telegram, Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General’s Telegram No. 387

On the 1st, I paid a call on [Walid] Muallem, Cabinet Director of the Foreign Minister, and delivered orally the content of the Minister’s special message to Foreign Minister Shara. I requested that he deliver the message to Foreign Minister Shara, at which time he promised to deliver it.

Passed to the United States (End)

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