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Mugabe sent Bush a message of condolence on 911

President Robert Mugabe sent United States President George Bush a message of condolence on the 9 September2001 attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Centre saying this could only be the work of the most remorseless and hardened enemies of the United States and all peace loving people in the world.

The message was sent a day after the attacks.

 

Full cable:

 

Viewing cable 01HARARE2686, TFUS01: CONDOLENCE LETTER FROM PRESIDENT MUGABE

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Released

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01HARARE2686

2001-09-12 15:07

2011-08-30 01:44

UNCLASSIFIED

Embassy Harare

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

 

 

 

 

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FM AMEMBASSY HARARE

TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9695

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INFO SOUTHERN AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNITY

UNCLAS HARARE 002686

 

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NSC FOR WHITE HOUSE

 

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TAGS: OPDC ZI

SUBJECT: TFUS01: CONDOLENCE LETTER FROM PRESIDENT MUGABE

TO PRESIDENT BUSH

 

1. FOLLOWING IS THE TEXT OF A CONDOLENCE LETTER FROM

PRESIDENT ROBERT G. MUGABE TO PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH

THAT THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS DELIVERED ON

SEPTEMBER 12. POST WILL POUCH THE ORIGINAL TO AF/S.

 

2. BEGIN TEXT:

 

12 SEPTEMBER, 2001

 

MR. GEORGE BUSH

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

WASHINGTON D.C.

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

 

DEAR MR. PRESIDENT,

 

I HAVE LEARNT WITH A DEEP SENSE OF SHOCK, HORROR AND

UTTER DISBELIEF OF THE GHASTLY ATTACKS ON THE PENTAGON,

THE WORLD TRADE CENTRE AND OTHER TARGETS. THESE ATTACKS

APPEAR TO BE THE ACTIONS OF WHAT CAN ONLY BE THE MOST

REMORSELESS AND HARDENED ENEMIES OF THE UNITED STATES

GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE, AND INDEED, OF ALL THE PEACE-

LOVING PEOPLE OF THE WIDER WORLD.

 

MY GOVERNMENT, THE PEOPLE OF ZIMBABWE AND I PERSONALLY,

SHARE THE SHOCK, ANGER AND ANGUISH OF YOUR GOVERNMENT,

THE CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, (AT HOME AND ABROAD),

THE FAMILIES OF THE INJURED AND THE DECEASED AND YOUR OWN

ANGUISH AND HEAVY SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY, MR. PRESIDENT,

AS YOU CONTEMPLATE WHAT REQUIRES TO BE DONE.

 

MY GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE JOIN THE WHOLE WORLD IN WISHING

YOU AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE COURAGE AND WISDOM AS YOU

PASS THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT PERIOD.

 

YOURS SINCERELY,

/S/

 

R.G. MUGABE

PRESIDENT OF THE

UNCLASSIFIED

 

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REPUBLIC OF ZIMBABWE

 

END TEXT.

 

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UNCLASSIFIED

 

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