Letter to President Jose Napoleon Duarte on the Earthquake in El Salvador


October 11, 1986


Dear Napoleon:


I 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.




/s/Ronald Reagan


Note: Larry M. Speakes, Principal Deputy Press Secretary to the President, read the letter to reporters at 11:34 a.m. 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.