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03KUWAIT1477
2003-04-17 15:20:00
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Embassy Kuwait
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TFIZ01: KUWAIT SITREP NO. 58

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						UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KUWAIT 001477 

SIPDIS

DEPT ALSO FOR USAID - DCHA/OFDA

GENEVA FOR UNDRO AND LRCS

USCINCCENT ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT PREL ASEC CASC EAID KU
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: KUWAIT SITREP NO. 58

REF: KUWAIT 01474 AND PREVIOUS

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 KUWAIT 001477

SIPDIS

DEPT ALSO FOR USAID - DCHA/OFDA

GENEVA FOR UNDRO AND LRCS

USCINCCENT ALSO FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AEMR AMGT PREL ASEC CASC EAID KU
SUBJECT: TFIZ01: KUWAIT SITREP NO. 58

REF: KUWAIT 01474 AND PREVIOUS


1. SITREP NO. 58 AS OF 1800 HOURS LOCAL, 1100 HOURS
WASHINGTON TIME APRIL 17, 2003.


2. EVENTS SINCE LAST SITREP (all reported times are
Kuwait Local, GMT plus three):

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Security/Military
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NTSR

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Political
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NSTR

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Consular
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AMCIT Janeil Hantuli reported a sexual harassment
incident that occurred outside her home this morning
involving a Kuwaiti male. Ms. Hantuli informed Watch
Officer that she and her husband contacted the police and
will press charges against the Kuwaiti male involved in
the incident with the Fintas Police Department. The
Kuwaiti male is now in police custody. Watch Officer
provided Ms. Hantuli with a List of Attorneys in Kuwait
in the event that she wished to seek legal counsel in the
matter.

AMCIT Tie Sosnowski of Futura Media arrived at Kuwait
International Airport this morning without a Kuwaiti visa
or local sponsor. Watch Officer informed Mr. Sosnowski
that the U.S. Embassy was not/not Mr. Sosnowski's sponsor
and that Kuwaiti immigration authorities must make the
determination as to whether or not to issue Mr. Sosnowski
a visa at the airport. The Kuwaiti Immigration official
on duty at the airport asked Watch Officer if the U.S.
Embassy could provide a letter requesting issuance of a
visa for the AMCIT. Watch Officer explained to Kuwaiti
immigration official that the U.S. Embassy could not/not
provide such a letter.

AMCIT Wauleed Khalid Sultan Al-Essa requested issuance of
an emergency replacement passport for urgent travel to
Saudi Arabia with his terminally ill AMCIT son. His son
was scheduled to undergo emergency treatment in Riyadh.
Mr. Al-Essa claimed he lost his previous U.S. passport at
home. Watch Officer informed Mr. Al-Essa of U.S.
passport application requirements, faxed him the relevant
passport application forms and suggested that he come to
the Consular Section to apply today (weekend) since it
was an emergency situation. Mr. Al-Essa subsequently
found his previous U.S. passport and informed Ops Center.

NBC News Kuwait Office requested information about
whether U.S. Representative Chris Shay (CT) was still in
Kuwait on an official visit. Watch Officer contacted POL
Officer, who informed Watch Officer that Rep. Shay had
already departed Kuwait. Watch Officer provided this
information to NBC News Kuwait Office.

French national Keren Lentschner of Le Figaro in Paris
requested a 10-15 minute telephone interview with
Ambassador Margaret Tutweiler, former U.S. Ambassador to
Morocco, to discuss her new role in Iraqi reconstruction.
Watch Officer referred her to ORHA at the Hilton Hotel
and suggested she contact ORHA directly regarding her
interview request.

AMCIT Joe Stewart, a civilian contractor working for the
U.S. military in Kuwait, requested information on future
USAID infrastructure programs in Iraq. Watch Officer
referred Mr. Stewart to appropriate contact in Kuwait and
suggested he also consult the USAID web-site for more
information on specific USAID programs and activities in
Iraq.

Embassy Istanbul informed Ops Center that an AMCIT seaman
would be arriving in Kuwait next week and would be
requesting an emergency replacement passport for urgent
onward travel. Watch Officer noted the name and details
of the AMCIT seaman for the Consular Section.

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Management
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NTSR

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Public Affairs
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NTSR



3. COMMENTS: None


4. STATUS OF PENDING REQUESTS: N/A.

JONES