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03ABUDHABI2860 2003-06-14 12:49:00 SECRET Embassy Abu Dhabi
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ORAL MESSAGE ON NEED TO HALT

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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 14, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2860 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, PTER, KPAL, KWBG                                 

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  ORAL MESSAGE ON NEED TO HALT ASSISTANCE TO HAMAS       
          DELIVERED; 	UAE DISMAYED BY NEW VIOLENCE               

Ref:      None                                                   
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S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 02860

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

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

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0419
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					  S E C R E T ABU DHABI 002860 

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARP AND NEA/IPA

NSC FOR THEROUX

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/08
TAGS: PREL PTER KPAL KWBG TC
SUBJECT: ORAL MESSAGE ON NEED TO HALT
ASSISTANCE TO HAMAS DELIVERED;
UAE DISMAYED BY NEW VIOLENCE

REF: A) STATE 157973

B) 02 ABU DHABI 3193



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



2. (S) The Ambassador delivered Ref A demarche on
the need for governments to move decisively against
entities providing financial support to Hamas in a
June 11 meeting with MFA Minstate Hamdan (other
topics covered septel). Hamdan expressed
appreciation for President Bush's position on the
Israeli strike against Hamas leader Abdulaziz Al-
Rantissi, noting the UAEG view that Israel seems
bound and determined to wreck the roadmap, thus
undoing the hard work of President Bush, the
Quartet, the Europeans and moderate Arab leaders.
He regretted the tit-for-tat violence that has
erupted between the Israelis and Palestinians,
fearing that this setback would only feed further
extremism and increase regional instability.



3. (S) UAE Armed Forces Chief of Staff Muhammad bin
Zayid Al-Nahyan (MbZ), in a meeting with the
Ambassador later the same day, said Israel's
targeted assassinations of Hamas leaders created
more "martyrs" for the extremist cause. While
Hamas is strengthened by these attacks, Abu Mazen
and the Palestinians who need our collective
support are further marginalized.



4. (S) The Ambassador briefed both Emirati leaders
on the appointment of Ambassador John Wolf, noting
his intention to travel to the region by the end of
the week to coordinate implementation of the
roadmap.



5. (S) Hamdan shared that the Israelis had broken
into the Jerusalem-based office of the UAE Red
Crescent Authority not long ago. The office was
ransacked and a number of files taken. Hamdan has
dispatched an emissary to speak with GOI officials
about the break-in and convey the UAEG's desire to
work together in the future.



6. (S) Comment: The Emiratis have little tolerance
for those individuals and organizations providing
financial support for Hamas. The leadership has
demonstrated its commitment to do the utmost
possible to end such support coming from private
sources in the UAE (Ref B) and we are currently
working with the UAEG to investigate the activities
of a UAE-based NGO -- Human Appeal International --
which has been linked with providing support for
Hamas, among other terrorist organizations (see
septel). End Comment.

WAHBA