By SMF, NARA, Date 3/28/00
October 12, 1984
Word of the Brighton attack reached me late last night, followed immediately by the most welcome news that you were unharmed. Now I have been told of deaths and injuries, and particularly of the grievious [sic] wounds to your colleagues, Norman Tebbit and John Wakeham.
As we recognized in London during the summit, terrorist violence is becoming increasingly indiscriminate and brutal, because acts such as the one last night are a growing threat to all democracies. We must work together to thwart this scourge against humanity. In the context of our special relationship, I have directed that my experts be available to work with yours to assist in bringing the perpetrators to justice. If you wish, we can have our experts discuss further cooperative measures when they convene next month in London.
Meanwhile, please know that the thoughts and sympathies of [end p1] all Americans are with you and with the families of those struck down by this barbarous act.