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DAS Bushnell tells Col. Bagosora to stop the killings.

Fiche Numéro 580

Numéro
580
Auteur
Talbott, Strobe
Date
Vendredi 29 avril 1994
Titre
DAS Bushnell tells Col. Bagosora to stop the killings.
Nom fichier
Taille
66325 octets
Nb. pages
1
Source
Fonds d'archives
NSA
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Langue
EN
Résumé
State Department officials at the working level contacted Rwandan officials regularly to urge an end to the killing—to little effect. In this cable, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Prudence Bushnell challenges Col. Theoneste Bagosora, cabinet director in Rwanda’s Ministry of Defense and the coordinator of the genocide, as to who is responsible for the massacres. Ironically, his call for a cease-fire echoes the US call for the same, albeit for very different reasons. The telegram also highlights the US government’s pre-occupation with returning to a “peace process”, when much of Rwanda is littered with corpses.