Document 04 – Speech

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Murder In Samarkand – Document 4 – Speech


The Head of Eastern Department, Simon Butt, and the Head of the Diplomatic Service, Sir Michael Jay KCMG, were horrified by my questioning of US foreign policy and by my proposal to make a strong speech on human rights in Uzbekistan. This was not Sir Michael Jay’s view of diplomacy at all. In fact it is worth noting that, if you replace the word “Diplomacy” with “Duplicity” in Michael Jay’s email, it still makes perfect sense.

Speech (pdf – 530KB)

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