A telegram from the Japanese Foreign Minister to the Ambassador to Syria regarding the American hostages in Lebanon.
July 30, 1985
Cable No. 387, Foreign Minister to the Ambassador [Kato], 'Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)'
Drafted: July 30, 1985
Primary: Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau Director-General
To: Ambassador to Syria [Kato]
From: Foreign Minister
Problem of the Release of the American Hostages (Special Message to Foreign Minister Shara)
No. 387 Secret Urgent (Priority Processing)
Re: [TN: Handwriting Indistinct] Outgoing First Middle East Division Telegram No. 3836
1. The special message to Foreign Minister Shara in initial outgoing telegram’s section 3 is as per separate telegram, so I would like you to deliver it orally to the highest level of Syrian senior officials possible and respond by telegram with the results.
Passed along with separate telegram to United States.
A telegram instructing the Japanese Ambassador to Syria to deliver a messages from Foreign Minister Shara orally to Syrian officials regarding the release of the American hostages in Lebanon.
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