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Title:Assassination in Khartoum
Author:Korn, David A.ISNI
City of publisher:Bloomington
Publisher:Indiana University Press
Geographic terms:Sudan
United States
foreign policy
Abstract:In March 1973, US Ambassador Cleo A. Noel, Jr., and Deputy Chief of Mission George Curtis Moore, together with a Belgian diplomat, Guy Eid, were seized by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September during a reception at the Saudi embassy in Khartoum, Sudan. They were murdered the next day, after the Nixon administration had publicly rejected the kidnappers' demands. With the aid of newly released secret US government documents and the testimony of family members, friends, and colleagues, the author tells the story how Noel and Moore died, how their government tried to save them, how and why it failed, and how it tried and failed to bring their killers to justice. This account is an indictment of the Nixon administration and its policy of no negotiations, no deals, no concessions to terrorists - a policy the US government maintains today.