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Oliva, Amber M
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Harris, Michelle F
Sent: Monday, October 03, 2005 6:03 PM
To: Katrina Working Group; Kotok, Sharon B
Cc: Chagnon, Natalie L; Morrow, Michael K; Tucker, Kelly J
Subject: Katrina Cable Guidance - 100% Declined Offers

cable Template -
Thanks No llla...
KWG Regional Bureau Reps -

Following is guidance for drafting, clearing, transmitting cables declining 100% of a


foreign government's offer of assistance:

Cable template is attached. 'All content must- be included as drafted in attached.

Please get clearances from TF, L, P, and Regional Bureaus as indicated in attached.

Take one printed copy and an electronic copy on diskette (both including indication of TF,
L, P and. Reg Bureau clearances complete) to Natalie Chagnon in HST 7512. Natalie will
clear for S/ES-CR and deliver to Arnie Chacon for approval and transmission.

Here's the current list of 100% no cables to be drafted:

Nami.bia Brazil
PhiJ,ippines Dominica
Micronesia El Sa.lvador
French Polynesia ',' Guatem~'la
Estonia . :: <:: Honduras
Poland Paraguay
Hungary Cuba
Serbia Costa Rica
Montenegro Nicaragua
Bulgaria FAO
Croa~ia
Latv~a

Thanks,

Michelle Harris
Special Assistant
Katrina Working Group

UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE 1


REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA
DATE/CASE 10: 13 NOV 1006 200503991 UNCLASSIFIED
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Bentes, Julianna W I LT/7S
From: Gehrenbeck, David L 1 RELEASED IN FULL
Sent: Friday, October 07,200510:18 PM
To: Katrina Working Group ,
Subject: State 187326, SUBJECT: TFUS01: RESPONSE TO OFFER OF HURRICANE KATRINA-
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187326
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DRAFTED BY: TFUS01:MHARRIS -- 10/06/057-351
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TO AMEMBASSY RIGA IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS STATE 187326


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TAGS: EN, PREL, EAID, AEMR, OPDC, CASC, EC,oN, AMGT, ASEC,LG
SUBJECT: TFUS01: RESPONSE TO OFFER OF HURRICANE KATRINA
ASSISTANCE FROM LATVIA I
1. (U) This is an action request for embassy front
offices - see para 2, 3 and 4.
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2. (U) This cable contains an oral message from s~cretary
Rice conveying the officialUSG response to the I .
Latvian assistance offer in the wake of Hurricane .
Katrina. Ambassadors should deliver this message to
. host government foreign ministers or appropriate
alternatives at the earliest opportunity. i
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE I
REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK TUMMINIA I T h

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DATE/CASE ID: 10 AUG 2006 200503991 CLASSIFIED


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3. (U) Oral Message from the Secretary for use with ho~t
government: i
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-- I wish to reiterate my thanks, and those of the I
American people, for your compassionate response in
the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. We deeply I
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appreciate your generous offer of assistance to help I


us respond to the tragedy and alleviate suffering. I
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-- The USG has received an outpouring of support from
many nations and international organizations. On .1'

behalf of the United States Government and all I

Americans, I want to express heartfelt gratitude for I


your expressions of concern. I
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-- We appreciate your patience as we have examined the
damage caused by Hurricane Katrina and made thorbLlgh
assessments of our needs for materials and equipment
to respond and recover from the disaster. i· .
-- We have determined that, for the moment, we will be
able to meet the recovery and reconstruction I
challenges with domestic resources. Consequently, we
do not believe we will need the disaster response te~m
and supplies that you generously offered us. i
., We will keep in close touch as we determine whether
our long-term reconstruction plans might require
international assistance.
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-- The disaster prompted an equally compassionate I
response from private citizens around the world. Many
people are making donations to private relief I
organizations and we deeply appreciate their I
generosity. I
END TALKING POINTS.
RICE

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