Letter to President Jose
Napoleon Duarte on the Earthquake in El Salvador
October 11, 1986
was saddened and distressed to hear of the earthquake that has hit El Salvador. You know my thoughts
are with you and your countrymen in this tragic moment. Please accept our
promise to help in any way we can. I have directed all U.S. government agencies to
provide assistance as appropriate. I know you are doing all you can to help
your nation in this sad hour. Please remember we will do our utmost to help.
Larry M. Speakes, Principal Deputy Press Secretary to
the President, read the letter to reporters at
in the White House Press Filing Center at the Loftleidir
Hotel in Reykjavik, Iceland. The original was not
available for verification of the content of this letter.