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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 


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PAGE 01 ISLAMA 07662 27 1602Z POSS DUPE 
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INFO AMEMBASSY DACCA 
AMEMBASSY KABUL 
AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 
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LIMITED OFFICIAL USE ISLAMABAD 7662 

E.O. 11652: N/A 

TAGS: PK, IN, OVIP (CHRISTOPHER, WARREN) 

SUBJECT: REACTION IN PAKISTAN TO DEPUTY SECRETARY'S DELHI VISIT 

REF: NEW DELHI 10425 

1 . DEPUTY SECRETARY CHRISTOPHER S VISIT TO NEW DELHI 
GENERATED A LOW-KEY BUT NEGATIVE REACTION IN PAKISTAN. 

2. ALTHOUGH THE GOP HAS NOT EXPRESSED AN OFFICIAL VIEW, 

DR. KHURSHID HYDER, MFA DIRECTOR-GENERAL (AMERICAS), TOLD 
THE DCM PRIVATELY THAT THE GOP WAS UPSET THAT CHRISTOPHER 
HAD VISITED INDIA WITHOUT ALSO STOPPING IN PAKISTAN. THIS, 
COUPLED WITH AMBASSADOR RICHARDSON'S FAILURE TO VISIT 
ISLAMABAD AS WELL AS NEW DELHI EARLIER THIS YEAR, LEFT 

A STRONG SUSPICION THAT THE US WAS "TILTING" TOWARD INDIA. 
HYDER ALSO SAID THAT THE DEPUTY SECRETARY'S COMMENT THAT 
WE EXPECT TO SEE INDIA "TAKE A POSITION OF LEADERSHIP 
IN SOUTH ASIA" WAS UNFORTUNATE IN THAT IT ENCOURAGED 
INDIAN HEGEMONISTIC ASPIRATIONS. 

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3. THE GOVERNMENT CONTROLLED ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAILY, 
PAKISTAN TIMES, CARRIED A BACK PAGE FACTUAL REPORT ON 
CHRISTOPHER'S VISIT TO NEW DELHI. NAWA-I-WAQT, AN 
INDEPENDENT NATIONALISTIC URDU DAILY, PUBLISHED AN 
EDITORIAL JULY 25 COMMENTING ON THE DEPUTY SECRETARY'S 
REMARKS SAYING THAT THE US POLICY OF APPEASEMENT IS NEITHER 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 


NEW NOR UNEXPECTED FOR THE PEOPLE OF PAKISTAN AND THAT 
THE US HAS ALWAYS ENCOURAGED INDIAN HEGEMONY IN THE REGION. 
NAWA-I-WAQT EXPLAINS THE CHANGE IN INDIA'S ATTITUDE TOWARD 
THE UNITED STATES AS A RESULT OF THE JANA SANGH'S WELL 
KNOWN OPPOSITION TO COMMUNISM. THE INCREASING COOPERATION 
BETWEEN THE TWO COUNTRIES IS THEREFORE NOT UNEXPECTED. 

4. THE EDITORIAL CONCLUDES BY NOTING THAT ISLAMABAD 
CANNOT AFFORD TO BE OBLIVIOUS TO CHANGES IN DELHI- WASHINGTON 
AND DELHI-MOSCOW RELATIONSHIPS AND THAT THE PEOPLE OF 
PAKISTAN MUST BE PREPARED TO FOIL THE "NEFARIOUS DESIGNS" 

OF THE INDIANS, THE UNITED STATES AND THE SOVIET UNION 
AGAINST PAKISTAN. 

HUMMEL 


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Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 



Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 


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Sent Date: 27-Jul-1977 12:00:00 am 
Decaption Date: 01 -Jan-1 960 12:00:00 am 

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Disposition Comment: 25 YEAR REVIEW 
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Document Number: 1977ISLAMA07662 

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Reference: 77 NEW DELHI 10425 
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Review Action: RELEASED, APPROVED 
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Review Date: 24-Nov-2004 12:00:00 am 
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SAS ID: 1737493 
Secure: OPEN 
Status: NATIVE 

Subject: REACTION IN PAKISTAN TO DEPUTY SECRETARYYS DELHI VISIT 
TAGS: OVIP, PK, IN, (CHRISTOPHER, WARREN) 

To: STATE 
Type: TE 

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Margaret P. Grafeld 
Declassified/Released 
US Department of State 
EO Systematic Review 
22 May 2009 

Markings: Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009 


Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 22 May 2009