Speeches, Interviews & Other Statements

Margaret Thatcher

Letter to President Carter (failure of Tehran hostage rescue operation)

Document type: Speeches, interviews, etc.
Venue: No.10 Downing Street
Source: Thatcher Archive
Editorial comments: Despatched 1430 GMT.
Importance ranking: Minor
Word count: 69
Themes: Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA), Terrorism

Thank you for your message today.

I should like to express to you my deepest personal sympathy at this difficult time following last night's events.

I have just watched your television broadcast and was much moved. I have the greatest admiration for the courage you have shown. I share in the feelings that you and your compatriots must be experiencing.