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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415285 Date: 04/17/2014
Ryu, Rexon
Rhodes, Benjamin [Benjamin.:._J._Rhodes
Friday, September 14, 2012 8:09
Vega, Dag; NSC Deputy Press Secretary; Plouffe, David; Pfeiffer, Dan; Carney, Jay; Paimieri,
Jennifer; Earnest, Joshua R.; Govashiri, Feria!; Ledbetter, Howli J.; Selak, Dawn; Brundage,
Daniel; Pelton; Erin; Alhassani, Mehdi
RE: PREP CALL with Susan: Saturday 4:00
Goals: convey that the United States doing everything that can protect our people and facilities
abroad; underscore that these protests are rooted Internet video, and not broatler failure o(policy; show that will resolute bringing people who hann Americans justice, and standing
steadfast through these protests; reinforce the President and Administrations sfrength arid steadiness dealing with difficult
Since began see protests response this Internet video, the President has directed the
Administration to.take number steps. His top prfority has been the safety and security all
Americans serving abroad.
First, have significantly incre security diplomatic posts around the globe, with additional
resources from across the government. The safety and security our personn paramount and under
constant review.
Second, have reached out governments the region make sure they are coopera.ting closely
with us, and meeting their obligations protect diplomatic facilities best they can. For instance,
weve seen cooperation from Yemen and Egypt cooperate significantly after President Obama called
those leaders.
.Third, weve made our views this video crystal clear. The United States government nothing with it. reject its message and its contents. find disgusting and reprehensible. But there
absolutely justification all for responding this movie with violence. And are working make
sure that people around the globe hear that message.
Fourth, weve encouraged leaders around the globe speak out against the violence, and youve seen
very important statements the Muslim world people like Prime Minister Erdogan Turkey,
President Morsi Egypt, and others who have condemned the violence and called for peaceful
response. think that people have come trust that President Obama provides leadership that steady and
statesmanlike. There are always going challenges that emerge around the world, and time and
again hes shown that can meet them.
Sharon Ahmad, Senior
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2012-38774 Doc No. C05415285 Date: 04/17/2014