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03ABUDHABI2611 2003-06-02 11:45:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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WARY OF SHARON'S INTENTIONS, UAE

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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 02, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2611 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, KWBG, KPAL                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  WARY OF SHARON'S INTENTIONS, UAE NEVERTHELESS GRATEFUL 
          FOR POTUS ENGAGEMENT ON PEACE PROCESSS                 

Ref:      None                                                   
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C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 02611

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: POL:STWILLIAMS
CLEARED: A/DCM:TEWILLIAMS

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FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0202
INFO RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
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					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 002611 

SIPDIS

S/S-O PLEASE PASS NEA A/S BURNS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP AND NEA/IPA

NSC FOR THEROUX

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/02/08
TAGS: PREL KWBG KPAL IS TC
SUBJECT: WARY OF SHARON'S INTENTIONS, UAE
NEVERTHELESS GRATEFUL FOR POTUS
ENGAGEMENT ON PEACE PROCESSS




1. (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba
for reasons 1.5 (B) and (D).



2. (C) MFA Minstate Hamdan bin Zayid and the
Ambassador discussed the upcoming peace process
summits in Sharm El Sheikh and Aqaba in a 5/31
meeting at Hamdan's Abu Dhabi palace (other issues
septel). While "pessimistic" about Israeli Prime
Minister Sharon's ultimate commitment to forging
peace and wary of Israel's stated reservations on
the roadmap, Hamdan was nevertheless very grateful
for President Bush's evident personal involvement.
Hamdan said he hoped to proven wrong about Sharon
and noted that the UAE had much confidence in Abu
Mazen.



3. (C) Hamdan disclosed that he speaks with Abu
Mazen on a regular basis and had heard from him
earlier in the day. The Palestinian Prime Minister
confided that he had been satisfied with his
meeting with Sharon. However, Abu Mazen told
Hamdan that the Palestinian Authority desperately
requires security equipment, much of which has been
destroyed by the Israelis in the last two years.
Abu Mazen had raised the issue with Sharon. The
Palestinians were in such dire straits that when
the Israeli Prime Minister, in last week's meeting,
had offered to withdraw Israeli forces from some
Palestinian towns (NFI), Abu Mazen was placed in
the awkward position of actually turning down the
offer. Abu Mazen confided in Hamdan that he does
not want be blamed for problems he cannot control.

WAHBA