Thousands of JF Kennedy assassination files released

Thousands of JF Kennedy assassination files released

Thousands of JF Kennedy assassination files released

Written by Keshala Dias

27 Oct, 2017 | 5:42 pm

The US government has released 2,800 previously classified files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963.

The papers were posted online by the National Archives in compliance with a 1992 law requiring their release after 25 years.

U.S. President Donald Trump has delayed the release of some still-secret files on the 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

According to White House officials, Trump said in a memorandum that he had “no choice” but to keep some files secret because of national security concerns raised by the FBI and CIA.

As the documents are pored over and analysed, other findings include a CIA memo that suggests Oswald spoke with a KGB officer at the Russian embassy in Mexico City. The memo says the KGB officer Oswald spoke with worked for a department “responsible for sabotage and assassination”.

Another memo showed that Soviet officials feared an “irresponsible general” would launch a missile at the USSR in the wake of President Kennedy’s death.

One memo tells how a British regional newspaper, the Cambridge News, received an anonymous call about “some big news” in the US, hours before the assassination.

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