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03ABUDHABI2854
2003-06-14 11:52:00
SECRET
Embassy Abu Dhabi
Cable title:  

(S) UAE ASKS IF FORMER IRAQI INFO MINISTER

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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 14, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2854 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, PGOV, OTRA                                       

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  (S) UAE ASKS IF FORMER IRAQI INFO MINISTER CAN TRAVEL  
          HERE                                                   

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 02854

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: ADCM:TWILLIAMS
CLEARED: POL:SWILLIAMS

VZCZCADI728
OO RUEHC RUEKJCS RUMICEA RUEKJCS RUEHDE RHMFISS
DE RUEHAD #2854 1651152
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 141152Z JUN 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0413
INFO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUMICEA/USCINCCENT INTEL CEN MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI PRIORITY 3190
RHMFISS/HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD PRIORITY
						S E C R E T ABU DHABI 002854 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP AND NEA/NGA-JENSEN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/2013
TAGS: PREL PGOV OTRA IZ TC
SUBJECT: (S) UAE ASKS IF FORMER IRAQI INFO MINISTER
CAN TRAVEL HERE

S E C R E T ABU DHABI 002854

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP AND NEA/NGA-JENSEN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/2013
TAGS: PREL PGOV OTRA IZ TC
SUBJECT: (S) UAE ASKS IF FORMER IRAQI INFO MINISTER
CAN TRAVEL HERE


1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR MARCELLE M. WAHBA
FOR REASONS 1.5 (B, D).



2. (U) This is an action message. Please see
paragraph four.


3. (S) MFA Minstate Shaykh Hamdan bin Zayid (HBZ)
contacted the Ambassador 6/13 to say that the UAEG had
received a request from former Iraqi Information
Minister Al-Sahhaf to travel to the UAE. Shaykh
Hamdan said that before responding to Al-Sahhaf, the
UAEG wanted to know if there were any USG
sensitivities regarding Al-Sahhaf's traveling here.
HBZ did not state what the purpose of Al-Sahhaf's
travel was or the intended duration of his stay in the
UAE. We note that former Iraqi Ambassador to the UN
Muhammad Al-Douri now works for Dubai-based, pan-Arab
satellite channel Al-Arabiyya.


4. (U) Action Request: Department please advise how
we may respond to the UAEG inquiry.


5. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.

Wahba