US embassy cable - 01STATE157182

TASK FORCE SITREP 2

Identifier: 01STATE157182
Wikileaks: View 01STATE157182 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Secretary of State
Created: 2001-09-11 21:58:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PTER ASEC PREL
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
O 112158Z SEP 01
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO ALL DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR POSTS NIACT IMMEDIATE
SPECIAL EMBASSY PROGRAM NIACT IMMEDIATE
AMEMBASSY FREETOWN NIACT IMMEDIATE 
AMEMBASSY DUSHANBE NIACT IMMEDIATE 
AMEMBASSY NDJAMENA NIACT IMMEDIATE 
USOFFICE PRISTINA NIACT IMMEDIATE 
AMEMBASSY BELGRADE NIACT IMMEDIATE 
C O N F I D E N T I A L STATE 157182 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/11/06 
TAGS: PTER, ASEC, PREL 
SUBJECT: TASK FORCE SITREP 2 
 
REF: STATE 157144 
 
CLASSIFIED BY S/S MAURA HARTY EXECUTIVE SECRETARY REASONS 
1.5 B AND D. 
 
1. (U) THE PRESIDENT WILL RETURN TO WASHINGTON TONIGHT. 
THE SECRETARY IS ALSO ENROUTE TO WASHINGTON. 
 
2. (U) THE PRESIDENT EXPRESSED HIS APPRECIATION TO THE 
DEPUTY SECRETARY FOR MESSAGES OF CONDOLENCES. 
 
3. (U) POSTS SHOULD REVIEW THE SEPTEMBER 11 STATEMENT OF 
WHITE HOUSE COUNSELOR KAREN HUGHES ON STATUS OF USG 
RESPONSE. 
 
4. (U) THE FAA HAS GROUNDED ALL/ALL FLIGHTS TO, FROM, AND 
IN THE UNITED STATES. EVERY EFFORT WILL BE MADE TO RETURN 
SERVICE QUICKLY. 
 
5. (U) THE DEPUTY SECRETARY BRIEFED UNSYG ANNAN ON THE US 
RESPONSE. 
 
6. (U) U/S GROSSMAN CALLED AMBASSADORS OR CHARGES FROM 
FRANCE, UK, ITALY, JAPAN, CANADA, RUSSIA, GERMANY, 
BELGIUM, SPAIN, AND CHINA TO REPORT ON US RESPONSE. WE 
RECEIVED CONDOLENCES FROM ALL AND OFFERS OF SPECIALIZED 
RESCUE ASSISTANCE FROM FRANCE AND GERMANY. 
 
7. (U) NATO PERMREPS MET IN BRUSSELS (2100 BRUSSELS TIME, 
1500 EDT) TO EXPRESS SYMPATHY AND SOLIDARITY. EAPC WILL 
MEET AT 1530 BRUSSELS TIME SEPTEMBER 12. 
 
8. (U) SEVERAL OTHER COUNTRIES HAVE SENT CONDOLENCES OR 
MADE PUBLIC STATEMENTS TO THE SAME EFFECT: ROMANIA, 
SWEDEN, SLOVENIA, PAKISTAN, AND THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY. 
 
9. (U) ISRAEL HAS OFFERED ASSISTANCE. ISRAEL PLANS TO 
SEND BLOOD AND OTHER SUPPLIES TO MEXICO TO AWAIT ONWARD 
SHIPMENT TO THE U.S. 
 
10. (U) CONSULAR ISSUES: ALL PASSPORT AGENCIES ARE CLOSED 
TO THE PUBLIC. AN EMERGENCY TEAM AT THE ALTERNATE TASK 
FORCE IS FIELDING TELEPHONE CALLS BUT NO PASSPORTS WILL BE 
ISSUED FOR THE IMMEDIATE FUTURE. A/S RYAN AND PPT DAS 
HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE PASSPORT EMERGENCY STAFF. 
POSTS HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY MAY SUSPEND ALL BUT 
EMERGENCY VISA SERVICES, AND A VO STAFF MEMBER IS ON CALL 
IN THE EVENT OF SUCH EMERGENCIES. 
 
11. (U) UNDER SECRETARY GROSSMAN SPOKE TO EU HIGH 
REPRESENTATIVE SOLANA. HE OFFERED CONDOLENCES AND BLOOD 
SUPPLIES OR OTHER EQUIPMENT. EU FOREIGN MINISTERS MEET AT 
1000 BRUSSELS TIME SEPTEMBER 12. 
 
 
POWELL 

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