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03ABUDHABI3116 2003-07-02 14:25:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Abu Dhabi
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(U) VEHICLES IN SUPPORT OF THE POLISH-LED

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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            July 02, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3116 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     PREL, PARM, MOPS, EAID, EFIN                           

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  (U) VEHICLES IN SUPPORT OF THE POLISH-LED MULTINATIONAL
           DIVISION IN IRAQ                                      

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 03116

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

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB: MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: POL: JFMAYBURY
CLEARED: A/DCM: KVANDEVATE

VZCZCADI647
OO RUEKJCS RUEHC RUEHDE RUEHBUL RUEHWR RUCNRAQ
RHEHNSC RHEFDIA RUEAIIA RUCJACC RUCQSOC
DE RUEHAD #3116 1831425
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 021425Z JUL 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0683
INFO RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 3250
RUEHBUL/AMEMBASSY KABUL 0130
RUEHWR/AMEMBASSY WARSAW 0035
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RUCJACC/USCINCCENT MACDILL AFB FL
RUCQSOC/USCINCSOC MACDILL AFB FL
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 003116 

SIPDIS

NSC FOR ZKHALILZAD, JDWORKEN, HMANN, RHANSON, THEROUX
STATE FOR NEA/ARP, SA/PAB, PM/RSAT
DOD FOR U/S DOV ZAKHEIM
CENTCOM FOR POLAD AMB LITT AND CCJ2

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/03/08
TAGS: PREL PARM MOPS EAID EFIN AF IZ TC
SUBJECT: (U) VEHICLES IN SUPPORT OF THE POLISH-LED
MULTINATIONAL DIVISION IN IRAQ

REF: (A) ABU DHABI 3075, (B) SECDEF 251715Z, (C)

ZAKHEIM/WAHBA E-MAIL



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



2. (C) OUR ACTING CG IN DUBAI DISCUSSED THE ISSUE OF
DUBAI'S VEHICLE DONATIONS TO THE POLISH-LED DIVISION IN
IRAQ AND TO THE AFGHAN POLICE WITH SAYANTA BASU DURING A
PHONE CALL ON JULY 1. DUBAI HAS NOT OFFERED TO "DONATE"
VEHICLES TO IRAQ, ACCORDING TO WHAT BASU TOLD OUR ACTING
CG.


3. (C) BASU SAID THE SUGGESTION ABOUT VEHICLES FOR IRAQ
ORIGINALLY CAME FROM JEFFREY CULPEPPER OF DEUTSCHE BANK,
WHICH ALONG WITH THE INVESTMENT OFFICE COMPRISE ISTITHMAR,
A JOINT-VENTURE WHICH HANDLES INVESTMENTS FOR DUBAI
STAKEHOLDERS. BASU, A SENIOR INVESTMENT OFFICER WITHIN THE
INVESTMENT OFFICE, MAINTAINS THAT CULPEPPER RAISED WITH DOD
OFFICIALS IN MAY THE VEHICLE IDEA. BASU ADDED THAT NEITHER
THE INVESTMENT OFFICE NOR THE DUBAI EXECUTIVE OFFICE WERE
WARM TO THE IDEA. BASU SAID HE DID NOT KNOW WHAT DEUTSCHE
BANK HAS BEEN DOING WITH THE IDEA SINCE THE MAY MEETING
WITH DOD OFFICIALS. GIVEN THAT DUBAI IS NOT "OFFERING"
VEHICLES FOR IRAQ, THERE IS NO SIMILAR OFFER OF VEHICLES
FOR AFGHANISTAN.



4. (C) COMMENT: SINCE RECEIPT OF REFTEL B AND AS
DESCRIBED IN REF E-MAIL WE ASSUMED SOME MISUNDERSTANDING ON
THE QUESTION OF DUBAI'S INTENTION TO DONATE VEHICLES. IN
OUR EXPERIENCE, DUBAI, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF HUMANITARIAN
RELIEF, DOES NOT DONATE ASSISTANCE. IN ADDITION, BASU IS
NOT A SENIOR AIDE TO SH. MOHAMED BIN RASHID AND CANNOT
COMMIT OR SPEAK ON HIS BEHALF. THE ABU DHABI FEDERAL LEVEL
LEADERSHIP HAS BEEN THE ONLY SOURCE OF FINANCIAL AND
MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN. AS NOTED IN
REFTEL A, THE UAEG HAS AGREED TO PROVIDE SOME AIRLIFT
SUPPORT FOR THE POLISH-LED DIVISION. END COMMENT.

WAHBA