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38. Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State-Designate for European and Eurasian Affairs (Eagleburger) to Secretary of State-Designate Haig

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Alexander Haig Papers, Personal Files, Personnel, 1980–1982. Secret.


39. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D810007–0392. Confidential; Priority. Sent for information to USUN New York.


40. Memorandum for the Files

Source: Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Alexander Haig Papers, Department of State, Day File, January 23, 1981. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Fairbanks.


41. Telegram From the Department of State to the United States Mission to the United Nations at Geneva

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D810047–0096. Confidential; Immediate. Drafted by Shaft; cleared in ARA and HA; approved by Newlin. Sent priority for information to all American Republic diplomatic posts. Sent for information to USUN New York.


42. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Abrams), the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Inter-American Affairs (Bushnell), and the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Vest) to Secretary of State Haig

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Commission on Human Rights Geneva—Feb. 1981. Confidential. Drafted by Vogelgesang. In the upper right-hand margin, Kelly wrote: “2/18 JHK—The Secretary chose to make the decision himself and chose Option 3. Sec-Pres not forwarded. IO doing cable. JK.”


43. Action Memorandum From the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Palmer) to Secretary of State Haig

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Human Rights—General. Confidential. Drafted by Palmer on February 20. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Haig saw it.


44. Summary Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Files of the Deputy Secretary of State—William P. Clark, 1981–1982, Lot 82D127, Memoranda of Conversation. Unclassified. Drafted by Simon on March 2 and approved by Palmer and Clark on March 11. The meeting took place at the Department of State.


45. Memorandum for the Record

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Human Rights Files, 1981, Lot 82D273, SHUM Reports Econ. + Soc. 1981. No classification marking. Drafted by Romine on March 13. Sent under a March 14 covering memorandum from Palmer to Lefever, Bradford, Sarros, Tull, Bache, Simon, Carpenter, Warren, and Williams. The meeting took place in Room 2220 of the Rayburn Building.


46. Paper Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Human Rights—General. Limited Official Use. Drafted by Lefever. A March 14 covering memorandum from Lefever to all HA Officers reads: “The attached statement is intended for your guidance. It has been cleared by the Secretary of State and is for internal use only.”


47. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Human Rights—1981 UNHRC. Confidential; Priority. Sent for information to Madrid for USDel, CSCE, and USUN.


48. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Human Rights Files, 1981–1990, Lot 92D49, HUMAN RIGHTS Admin—Generated. No classification marking. Drafted by Simon on March 24 and cleared by Tull and Palmer. The meeting took place at the Department of State.


49. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Eagleburger) and the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Palmer) to Acting Secretary of State Clark

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D810098–0755. Confidential. Drafted by Simon and Clyatt on June 8; cleared in EUR/RPM, CSCE, EUR/SOV, and EUR. Haig was in the Philippines attending the ASEAN Foreign Ministers meeting.


50. Memorandum From George Lister of the Bureau of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs to the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Palmer)

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Untitled. Confidential. Drafted by Lister and Romine on July 2. Printed from an unsigned copy.


51. Telegram From the Department of State to All Diplomatic and Consular Posts

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D810371–0204. Unclassified; Priority. Drafted by Simon; cleared in HA, EUR, ARA, IO/HR, INR, P, H, S/P, M, L/HR, RP, S/S, AF, EA, EB, NEA, and AID/PPC; approved by Stoessel.


52. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P810146–0873. Confidential. Drafted by Simon on September 25; cleared in HA, D, and S/S. Sent to Clark, Perito, Fairbanks, Surena, Kennedy, Palmer, and Williams. The meeting took place in Clark’s office.


53. Action Memorandum From the Director of the Policy Planning Staff (Wolfowitz) and the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Eagleburger) to Secretary of State Haig

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P910037–2282. Confidential; Exdis. Drafted by Fairbanks on September 25 and cleared in S/AL, S/CSCE, S/P, H, PM, PA, HA, AF, ARA, EA, EUR, NEA, EB, IO, and AID. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Bremer saw it. In the upper-right hand margin, a stamped notation reads, “Expedite.”


54. Memorandum From the Deputy Secretary of State (Clark) and the Under Secretary of State for Management (Kennedy) to Secretary of State Haig

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P820048–0941. Confidential. Printed from an unsigned copy.


55. Memorandum From Secretary of State Haig to President Reagan

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Human Rights Files, 1981, Lot 82D273, Untitled. Secret.


56. Memorandum From Secretary of State Haig to Multiple Recipients

Source: Department of State, U/S for Political Affairs Michael Armacost Correspondence, 1969–1988, Lot 89D265, Human Rights 1982. Confidential. Sent to Stoessel, Rashish, Buckley, Kennedy, McFarlane, Crocker, Enders, Holdridge, Hormats, Eagleburger, Veliote, Platt, Malone, Fischer, Burt, Wolfowitz, Robinson, and Perez.


57. Telegram From the Mission to the United Nations to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, D820142–0716. Confidential; Priority. Sent for information to Brussels. Sent to Paris and USUN.


58. Papers Prepared in the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Subject Files, Human Rights Files, 1979–1981, Lot 92D165, Briefing Papers for Sec-designate Shultz June 82. No classification marking. Drafted by Levitsky and cleared by Abrams. Papers 1 and 2 are printed as attachments; 3, 4, and 5 are attached but not printed. All are undated.


59. Memorandum of Conversation

Source: Department of State, Not for the System Documents, 1979–1989, Lot 92D630, Not for the System, April 1–15 1983. Secret. In the upper right-hand margin, an unknown hand wrote: “Original Carried to White House by the Secretary on 4/7/83.”


60. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Burt), the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Abrams), and the Coordinator of Refugee Affairs (Douglas) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P830152–1883. Confidential. Drafted by Nesbit and cleared in EUR/SOV, EUR, HA, P, S/R, and IO. Krieger initialed for Douglas. Sent through Eagleburger. In the upper right-hand margin, an unknown hand wrote: “Memo to DCM on call to WJStoessel. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Shultz saw it.


61. Memorandum From the President’s Assistant for National Security Affairs (Clark) to President Reagan

Source: Reagan Library, European and Soviet Affairs Directorate, NSC: Records, Economic Summit, Human Rights (2 of 2). Confidential. Sent for action. Drafted by Dobriansky. A stamped notation on the memorandum reads “The President has seen.”


62. Telegram From the Department of State to the Embassy in Greece

Source: Department of State, Soviet Union, 1958–1984, Lot 90D438, Stoessel Mission to Europe, 1983. Confidential. Drafted by Zebatto, cleared in EUR/SOV, and approved by Palmer. Telegram 191589 is repeat of telegram 15755 from Rome, July 15, 1983.


63. Telegram From the Embassy in Spain to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Soviet Union, 1958–1984, Lot 90D438, Stoessel Mission to Europe, 1983. Confidential; Priority. Sent for information to the CSCE Conference Collection. Sent to USUN and the mission in Geneva.


64. Telegram From the Embassy in the United Kingdom to the Department of State

Source: Department of State, Soviet Union, 1958–1984, Lot 90D438, Stoessel Mission to Europe, 1983. Confidential; Immediate. Sent Immediate for information to USNATO. Sent for information to Bonn, The Hague, Madrid, Rome, Paris, Vienna, Brussels, Moscow, Leningrad, and USUN.


65. Information Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (Burt) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Soviet Union, 1958–1984, Lot 90D438, Stoessel Mission to Europe, 1983. Confidential. Drafted by Schumaker on August 1 and cleared in EUR/SOV, EUR, HA, C, EUR/RPM, and P.


66. Briefing Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Abrams) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Central Foreign Policy File, P910037–2272. Confidential. Drafted by Fairbanks on November 22. Fairbanks initialed for Abrams. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Shultz saw it.


67. Action Memorandum From the Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs (Abrams), the Legal Adviser of the Department of State (Robinson), the Coordinator of Refugee Affairs (Douglas), and the Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs (Newell) to Secretary of State Shultz

Source: Department of State, Assistant Secretary Files—Elliott Abrams Subject and CHRON Files, 1981–1987, Lot 89D184, Correspondence: March 1984. Confidential. Drafted by Surena and Burke on November 23 and cleared in L and H. Sent through Dam. A stamped notation on the memorandum indicates that Shultz saw it.