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IranContra: McFarlane email to Oliver North (acquiring British Blowpipe missiles from third parties) [declassified 1994 or 1995]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: ed. Tom Blanton White House e-mail (1995) - accompanying floppy disk
Editorial comments: Precise date of declassification uncertain. The text was created within the NSA by scanning a paper original via OCR. Some typos and/or OCR errors have been silently corrected for this site.
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 221
Themes: Foreign policy (Middle East), Foreign policy (USA)

MSG FROM: NSOLN --CPUA TO: NSFH --CPUA
03/28/86 14:00:57
To: NSFH --CPUA

-- SECRET --

NOTE FROM: OLIVER NORTH
Subject: Anything New??

Pls print for me.

*** Forwarding note from NSRCM --CPUA 03/26/86 21:43 ***

To: NSOLN --CPUA

*** Reply to note of 03/26/86 09:19

-- SECRET --

NOTE FROM: ROBERT MCFARLANE
Subject: Anything New??

In re Blowpipe, I think I would look for other sources. Surely the Brits have sold them elsewhere. How about Oman or Pakistan or Singapore? I wouldn't have any hesitation about talking to Yusef al alawi (Foreign Minister) about it. This [?] brings me to the second item. Next week would be a good time to travel [word illegible]. I have no appointments until a commitment to give a terrorism speech [at the?] Simon Weisenthal Center in La>a [Los Angeles] on Sunday April 6 (along with BB [name illegible], Ted Koppel and Brian Jenkins). So we could leave as soon as they [word illegible] from tomorrow through Saturday April 5. And maybe we could stop by [word illegible]. Although I guess we would need some kind of cover--the Omanis would wonder why we came all that way. I hope you and Betsy get a little time together this weekend. God knows you deserve it.

T Anything New??