US embassy cable - 88ALGIERS1474

ALGERIA: 1987 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT: UNCLASSIFIED SECTION

Identifier: 88ALGIERS1474
Wikileaks: View 88ALGIERS1474 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Algiers
Created: 1988-03-14 09:20:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PTER KPAL AG
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R 140920Z MAR 88
FM AMEMBASSY ALGIERS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 9916
INFO AMEMBASSY TUNIS
UNCLAS ALGIERS 01474 
 
S/CT FOR WHARTON 
 
E.O. 12356:  N/A 
TAGS:  PTER, KPAL, AG 
SUBJECT:  ALGERIA:  1987 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT: 
          UNCLASSIFIED SECTION 
 
REF:  STATE 42378 
 
1.  ALGERIA. 
 
2.  RELATIONS WITH THE PALESTINE LIBERATION 
ORGANIZATION (PLO). 
 
THERE HAS BEEN A PLO OFFICE IN ALGIERS SINCE THAT 
ORGANIZATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1964.  THE ALGERIAN 
DIPLOMATIC LIST SHOWS EIGHT EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING 
A REPRESENTATIVE, TWO DEPUTY REPRESENTATIVES, A 
MILITARY ATTACHE, AND FOUR FIRST SECRETARIES. 
THESE INDIVIDUALS HAVE FULL DIPLOMATIC STATUS. 
 
ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO PUBLIC DISCUSSION OF THE MATTER, 
ALGERIA PROVIDES FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE PLO 
OFFICE HERE AND PROVIDES FACILITIES FOR CONFERENCES 
SUCH AS THE PALESTINE NATIONAL CONGRESS (LAST HELD 
IN APRIL 1987) AND THE CONFERENCE OF PALESTINIAN 
WRITERS AND JOURNALISTS (LAST HELD IN FEB 1987). 
WHEN MAJOR PALESTINIAN FIGURES ARE IN ALGERIA, 
THEY ARE REPORTEDLY GUESTS OF THE ALGERIAN GOVERNMENT. 
 
ALGERIA CONDUCTS MOST OF HER RELATIONS WITH THE PLO 
ON A PARTY-TO-PARTY BASIS, SPECIFICALLY THROUGH 
THE COMMITTEE FOR FRIENDSHIP AND SOLIDARITY AMONG 
PEOPLES, OF THE RULING NATIONAL LIBERATION FRONT. 
 
3.  THERE IS FURTHER REPORTING ON OTHER FORMS OF 
SUPPORT VIA SEPARATE (CLASSIFIED) MESSAGE. 
 
 
JOHNSTONE 

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