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Cablegate: Annual Terrorism Report for 1991: Indonesia

R 160436Z NOV 91
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 0790

UNCLAS JAKARTA 14899


S/CT FOR BREELAND

ALSO FOR EAP/IMBS

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PTER ID
SUBJECT: ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT FOR 1991: INDONESIA

REF: STATE 346420

FOLLOWING IS POST CONTRIBUTION FOR 1991 TERRORISM
REPORT. RESPONSES ARE KEYED TO PARA 5 REFTEL.

A. HOST GOVERNMENT PROSECUTIONS: NONE

B. EXTRADITIONS OR REQUESTS FOR EXTRADITION: NONE

C. IMPEDIMENTS TO HOST GOVERNMENT PROSECUTION AND/OR
EXTRADITION: NONE EVIDENT, ALTHOUGH INDONESIA DOES NOT
HAVE AN EXTRADITION TREATY WITH THE U.S.

D. RESPONSES OTHER THAN PROSECUTION: DURING THE GULF
WAR, WHEN THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT PUBLIC SYMPATHY FOR IRAQ
AMONG INDONESIA'S MUSLIMS, INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT LEADERS
STRESSED THAT THEY WOULD NOT TOLERATE ANY ACTIONS AGAINST
ANY FOREIGN CITIZENS IN INDONESIA. IN ADDITION, THE
INDONESIAN MINISTER OF RELIGION STRESSED IN PUBLIC
STATEMENTS THAT THE GULF CONFLICT WAS NOT A RELIGIOUS WAR..

THE INDONESIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONDED QUICKLY TO U.S.
REQUESTS FOR ADDITIONAL PROTECTION IN THE FACE OF
DEMONSTRATIONS AT THE EMBASSY PROTESTING U.S. POLICY
TOWARD IRAQ. INDONESIAN AUTHORITIES ALSO WORKED WITH THE
EMBASSY IN INVESTIGATING THE ATTEMPTED BOMBING AT THE
AMBASSADOR'S RESIDENCE. (NOTE: PER PARA 3 REFTEL, WE
ASSUME WASHINGTON ANALYSTS WILL PREPARE A DESCRIPTION OF
THE ATTEMPTED BOMBING BASED ON POST'S REPORTING AT THE
TIME OF THE INCIDENT.)
E. MAJOR COUNTERTERRORISM EFFORTS: THE INDONESIAN
MILITARY AND POLICE HAVE SHOWN A GREAT DEAL OF INTEREST
IN IMPROVING THEIR CAPABILITIES THROUGH TRAINING ABROAD,
PARTICULARLY IN THE U.S. THE U.S. IS ASSISTING INDONESIA
THROUGH THE ANTI-TERRORISM ASSISTANCE PROGRAM.

F. SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM: INDONESIA DOES
NOT CONDONE OR SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, BUT IT
RECOGNIZES THE STATE OF PALESTINE AND HOSTS A PALESTINIAN
EMBASSY. INDONESIA ALSO HAS DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS WITH
CUBA (NON-RESIDENT), IRAN, IRAQ, NORTH KOREA, AND SYRIA.
IN ADDITION, INDONESIA ESTABLISHED DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS
WITH LIBYA ON OCTOBER 17, 1991. THE TWO COUNTRIES AGREED
EVENTUALLY TO OPEN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS IN EACH OTHER'S
CAPITALS.

G. STATEMENTS IN SUPPORT OF TERRORISM-SUPPORTING
COUNTRIES: NONE

H. SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN ATTITUDE: NONE.


MONJO

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