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Cablegate: Letter to Secstate

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DE RUEHLB #0321 0631430
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R 031430Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY BEIRUT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 1168

UNCLAS BEIRUT 000321

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DEPT PASS TO NEA/ELA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL LE
SUBJECT: LETTER TO SECSTATE

1. Following is the text of a letter received today
addressed to Secretary of State from Member of Parliament
(member of the March 14 Coalition) Walid Jumblatt:

Begin Text:

Beirut
22 February 2008

The Honorable Dr. Condoleeza Rice
United States Secretary of State

Dear Madame Secretary,

The recent attack against the embassy of the United States of
America in Belgrade is an act of terror which we greatly
condemn. The United States diplomatic missions as all other
nations is a means of communication between the people of the
world and such an attack is in fact a targeting of the
international community as a whole and an attempt to thrwarts
our joint effort to make this world a better place.

The United States commitment to democracy and the promotion
of liberty is undeniable and your support to the people of
Lebanon and all other nations who are strugglng to preserve
their freedom and liberty is more than commendable. We
salute your efforts to making the world a safer and more
peaceful, and hope that such heinous acts do not recur.

Best Regards,
/s/
Walid Joumblatt

End Text.

2. The original of the letter will be sent via unclass pouch
to the Department.

SISON

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