64. Memorandum From Director of Central Intelligence Turner to the Deputy Director for Operations, Central Intelligence Agency (McMahon)1


  • Documentation Support

1. Bill Bowdler brought over the attached messages from the Canadians.2 These should be held very closely. They indicate that the agricultural attaché who used to be under Swedish protection is now under Canadian protection in Tehran.3 Bowdler would like us to look at quickly developing documentation for all six Americans under Canadian tutelage.

2. On the one hand, we can work U.S. passports with nonofficial associations. On the other, we can try foreign passports if we could find enough data to tell what cover these individuals might utilize. If you need help on this, only David Mark and Bill Bowdler are privy in INR.

Stansfield Turner 4
  1. Source: Central Intelligence Agency, Office of the Director of Central Intelligence, Job 95M01183R: Policy Files (1977–1981), Box 1, Folder 5: DCI Turner—Eyes Only—Various Subjects. Secret; Sensitive. At the bottom of the memorandum, an unknown hand wrote: “Orig. hand carried to DDO in blue bag.”
  2. Attached but not printed.
  3. In telegram 4982 from Stockholm, November 29, the Embassy reported similar information. (Department of State, Records of David D. Newsom, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Subject Files, 1978–1981, Lot 81D154, Iran NODIS Cables Nov 1979)
  4. Printed from a copy with this typed signature.