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03ABUDHABI1571 2003-04-01 13:33:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Abu Dhabi
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TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 12, APRIL

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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                           April 01, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1571 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     ASEC, AMGT, PTER, PREL, EAID, PGOV                     

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 12, APRIL           

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 01571

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   ECON RSO AMB DCM P/M 

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM: RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: POL: MMENARD
CLEARED: POL; RSO; PAO

VZCZCADI903
OO RUEHC RUCNRAQ RUEKJCS RUMICEA RUEKJCS RUEHDE
DE RUEHAD #1571/01 0911333
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 011333Z APR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9205
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUMICEA/USCINCCENT INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI PRIORITY 2976
					S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 ABU DHABI 001571 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

STATE FOR IRAQ TASK FORCE, NEA/EX, NEA/ARP,
CA/OCS/NEASA/DS/DSS/ITA, DS/IP/NEA, DSERCC, AND M

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/01/08
TAGS: ASEC AMGT KHLS PTER PREL EAID PGOV TC
KPAO, TC
SUBJECT: TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 12, APRIL
1

REF: ABU DHABI 1527 AND PREVIOUS



1. (U) Classified by DCM Richard A. Albright for
Reasons 1.5 (B) and (D).



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General Overview


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2. (U) COM convened Abu Dhabi's Iraq Task Force/Core
Emergency Action Committee (EAC) at 1000 local time,
Tuesday 4/1. Embassy Abu Dhabi, FCS (located outside
of the Embassy compound), and the USGS office in Al
Ain remain open with full staffing.



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UAEG Actions/Statements


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3. (U) POL reported that the UAE Cabinet issued a
public statement on 3/31 calling for an end to the war
in Iraq as soon as possible, UN participation in
finding a peaceful resolution, and preservation of
Iraq's sovereignty and territorial integrity. The
Council of Ministers also expressed its concern for
Iraqi citizens and continued support for Kuwait's
security and stability.



4. (U) The wife of the Crown Prince of Ras Al-Khaimah
publicly called for strong participation in an anti-
war demonstration to be held in that northern emirate
later today.



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Security


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5. (C) RSO proposed general guidelines defining two
limited movement modes for embassy personnel to be
imposed in emergency situations: "move safe" and
"stand fast". Information defining the two security
modes and providing guidelines for implementation will
be distributed to embassy personnel by Administrative
Notice. CONS discussed warden message wording
approved by CA to be used in connection with the
implementation of each security mode.



6. (S/NF) RSO noted that on 3/31 the 24-hour
uniformed policemen assigned to the AMB, DCM, ORCA
Chief and PAO residences were replaced with CID plain
clothes roving patrol. RSO and ORCA will consult with
their counterparts to discuss the possibility of
uniformed walking patrols for neighborhoods where
embassy staff reside.



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Humanitarian Assistance


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7. (U) On 4/1, the UAE Red Crescent Authority and
Ministry of Education and Youth began a weeklong
fundraising campaign in all UAE schools to benefit
Iraqi war victims.



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Local Media


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8. (U) The local press and TV reported heavily on the
4,000 volunteers traveling to Iraq to fight coalition
forces and continue to highlight Iraqi civilian
casualties. PAO remarked on subtle positive shifts in
press coverage reflecting continued military progress
by coalition forces. In addition to covering the
current military action in Iraq, the press is also
speculating heavily about governance in post-Saddam
Iraq, including who will receive reconstruction
contracts.



9. (U) Abu Dhabi Iraq Task Force/Core EAC will
reconvene at 1000 local time, Wednesday 4/2.



10. (U) Iraq Task Force/Core EAC members in
attendance included AMB, DCM, RSO, POL, ECON, CONS,
PAO, ADMIN, DAO, USLO, P/M, FBI, OBO and MSG.
WAHBA