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03ABUDHABI1758 2003-04-13 11:53:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Abu Dhabi
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TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 17, APRIL 13

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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                           April 13, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 1758 - UNKNOWN)         

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

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 17, APRIL 13        

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 01758

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM: RALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: ECON: GARANA
CLEARED: POL:STWILLIAMS ECON: TEWILLIAMS RSO:JROONEY PAO:KVANDEVATE

VZCZCADI336
OO RUEHC RUCNRAQ RUEKJCS RUMICEA RUEKJCS RUEHDE
DE RUEHAD #1758 1031153
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 131153Z APR 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9385
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 3027
					  S E C R E T ABU DHABI 001758 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

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

E.O. 12958: DECL 04/13/13
TAGS: ASEC AMGT KHLS PTER PREL EAID PGOV TC
SUBJECT: TFIZ01 (EAC): ABU DHABI SITREP NO. 17, APRIL 13

REF: ABU DHABI 1726 AND PREVIOUS



1. (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba, 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 0915 local time, 4/13.
Embassy Abu Dhabi, FCS (located outside of the Embassy
compound), and the USGS office in Al Ain are open 4/13 with
full staffing.



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SECURITY


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3. (S/NF) ORCA reported no new threats or additional
developments on previous warnings.



4. (C) RSO reported that the test results on the white
powder found in the Embassy mail room last week were not
yet complete by the UAE authorities.



5. (C) RSO also reported that the Abu Dhabi police had
recently increased the number of marked and undercover
units patrolling neighborhoods where Embassy personnel
reside.



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UAEG Actions/Statements


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6. (C) ECON reported that the Red Crescent Authority
wants to fly medical and humanitarian supplies into Baghdad
Airport, following the Kuwaiti example. The Embassy is
coordinating with the HOC in Kuwait, the RCA, and U.S.
military forces at Al Minhad, to see if this is feasible.
The UAE RCA ship Al Manar reached Umm Qasr on Friday 4/11.



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Local Media


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7. (U) PAO noted that local media are now claiming Syria
will be the next U.S. target. Newspapers widely reported
that coalition forces only protected the Ministry of
Petroleum in Baghdad, allowing looters to ransack the rest
of the city and reinforcing the belief the war was about
oil.



8. (U) Abu Dhabi Iraq Task Force/EAC will reconvene at
1000 local time, 4/14.



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

Wahba