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2003-06-04 08:13:00
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MEDIA REACTION: SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT

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SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 04, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2644 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     OIIP, KMDR                                             

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  MEDIA REACTION:  SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT                

Ref:      None                                                   
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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 02644

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: PAO 
    INFO:   ECON POL AMB DCM 
Laser1:
    ACTION: PAO 

DISSEMINATION: PAO
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: PAO:KVANDEVATE
DRAFTED: PAO:AALKHATIB
CLEARED: PAO:TPONCE

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						UNCLAS ABU DHABI 002644 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP; NEA/PPD; NEA/RA; INR/R/MR; PA;
INR/NESA; INR/B; IIP/G/NEA-SA
WHITE HOUSE FOR PRESS OFFICE; NSC
SECDEF FOR OASD/PA
USCINCCENT FOR POLAD
LONDON FOR GOLDRICH; PARIS FOR O'FRIEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR TC
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT


UNCLAS ABU DHABI 002644

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP; NEA/PPD; NEA/RA; INR/R/MR; PA;
INR/NESA; INR/B; IIP/G/NEA-SA
WHITE HOUSE FOR PRESS OFFICE; NSC
SECDEF FOR OASD/PA
USCINCCENT FOR POLAD
LONDON FOR GOLDRICH; PARIS FOR O'FRIEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR TC
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT



1. SUMMARY: ALL UAE PRINT AND ELECTRONIC MEDIA DEVOTED
EXTENSIVE COVERAGE TO THE SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT AND CARRIED
PRESIDENT BUSH'S STATEMENTS IN THEIR ENTIRETY. AN "AL KHALEEJ"
EDITORIAL WARNED ARAB LEADERS OF FURTHER CONCESSIONS AND ASSERTED
THAT THE MAIN AIM BEHIND PRESIDENT BUSH'S STATEMENTS ARE TO END
PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE. AN "AL BAYAN" EDITORIAL CLAIMED THAT THE
IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROADMAP REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT TEST FOR
THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION.


2. CLAIMING THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ROADMAP REPRESENTS A
REAL TEST FOR THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION, DUBAI-BASED BUSINESS-
ORIENTED ARABIC DAILY "AL-BAYAN" EDITORIALIZED 6/04:

"... THE OFFICIAL STATEMENT OF THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT REPRESENTS
A CHANGE IN THE U.S. VISION OF MIDDLE EAST ISSUES, AND WE HOPE
THAT THESE STATEMENTS WILL BECOME ACTS ... THE ROADMAP IS A REAL
TEST, NOT FOR THE ZIONISTS WHO MMAKE PROMISES AND STATEMENTS ON
PEACE THAT WE DON'T TRUST, BUT FOR THE AMERICAN ADMINISTRATION
WHO WE FEAR WILL IGNORE THEIR OWN PROMISES (WHICH WE ARE USED
TO), ESPECIALLY AS THE AMERICAN ELECTIONS ARE VERY SOON."


3. WARNING ARAB LEADERS OF FURTHER CONCESSIONS AND ASSERTING
THAT ENDING THE PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE IS PRESIDENT BUSH'S
PRIMARY GOAL AT THE SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT, SHARJAH-BASED PAN-
ARAB DAILY "AL KHALEEJ" EDITORIALIZED 6/04:

"THE SHARM AL SHEIKH SUMMIT WAS VERY FAST, AND SO WAS THE ARAB
LEADERS ACCEPTANCE OF AMERICAN PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH'S VISION
REGARDING TERRORISM, VIOLENCE, AND EXTREMISM 'IN ANY WAY, FROM
ANY SOURCE, OR FROM ANYWHERE REGARDLESS OF THE EXCUSES AND
MOTIVES,' SOMETHING THE ARAB LEADERS DID NOT SAY ... PRESIDENT
BUSH EXPLAINED IT PERSONALLY, STATING THAT THEY (ARAB LEADERS)
SHOULD HELP THE PALESTINIAN ADMINISTRATION IN ITS WAR AGAINST
TERRORISM. AND BY TERRORISM, HERE IS THE PALESTINIAN RESISTANCE
..."

WAHBA