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03ABUDHABI2529 2003-05-28 11:19:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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WORRIED IRAQIS APPROACH THE EMBASSY

Tags:   PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC 
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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                             May 28, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2529 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, PGOV, PHUM                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  WORRIED IRAQIS APPROACH THE EMBASSY ABOUT RENEWING     
          THEIR IRAQI PASSPORTS                                  

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 02529

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: POL:STWILLIAMS
CLEARED: ECON:TEW; CONS:MM

VZCZCADI104
OO RUEHC RUEKJCS RUCNRAQ RHEHNSC RUEAIIA RHEFDIA
RUCJACC
DE RUEHAD #2529 1481119
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 281119Z MAY 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0127
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCJACC/USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL//POLAD/CCJ2/CCJ5// PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC//OSD/NESA//
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 002529 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/NGA AND NEA/ARP

NSC FOR ABRAMS, THEROUX AND KHALILZAD

DOD FOR OSD/NESA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/27/13
TAGS: PREL PGOV PHUM IZ TC
SUBJECT: WORRIED IRAQIS APPROACH THE EMBASSY
ABOUT RENEWING THEIR IRAQI PASSPORTS



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



2. (U) This is an action request, please see para


4.



3. (C) The Embassy has received calls in the last
two days from a number of Iraqi citizens resident
in the UAE requesting urgent information on how
they should go about renewing their Iraqi
passports. Polchief confirmed 5/28 with a
resident Iraqi citizen doctor that the Iraqi
Embassy in Abu Dhabi ceased all consular operations
earlier this week. The Iraqis who have contacted
us are worried that their inability to renew their
passports will jeopardize their residency status in
the UAE and make it impossible for them to travel
outside the country. The Iraqis have already
approached the UAE authorities, who in turn have
directed them to the U.S. Embassy for answers. The
UAE hosts a large Iraqi population, estimated at
approximately 30,000. We imagine other posts with
large Iraqi communities will receive similar
queries and that, absent answers, this issue will
make its way into the local and, possibly, the
international press.



4. (U) ACTION REQUEST: Understanding the
complexities of this issue, we request the
Department's guidance at the earliest possible
opportunity.

WAHBA