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03SANAA1351 2003-06-12 15:08:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Sanaa
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SECOND REQUEST: IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM

Tags:   PREL ASEC IZ VM YM 
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					  S E C R E T SANAA 001351 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/12/2013
TAGS: PREL ASEC IZ VM YM
SUBJECT: SECOND REQUEST: IRAQI AMBASSADOR TO VIETNAM
REQUESTS ASYLUM IN YEMEN

REF: A. SANAA 1260

B. SANAA 1259

C. SANAA 1139

D. SANAA 898

E. STATE 102827

Classified By: Charges D'Affaires Alan G. Misenheimer for Reasons 1.5 (
b,c,d)



1. (U) This is an action request -- see paragraph 4.



2. (S/NF) On May 31, Abdul Hakim al-Iryani, Advisor to
Foreign Minister Qirbi, called DCM to request immediate
assistance in vetting the asylum request of the Iraqi
Ambassador to Vietnam, his wife, and members of his family
(listed below).


-- Mr. Salah Al-Mukhtar, Iraqi Ambassador to Vietnam

-- Mrs. Nawar Al-Saadoon, spouse of Iraqi Ambassador

-- Aws Salah Al-Mukhtar, family member

-- Wahb Salah Al-Mukhtar, family member

-- Zaid Salah Al-Mukhtar, family member




3. (S/NF) Iryani has since informed post that the
Government of Vietnam gave Mukhtar 24 hours to leave Vietnam
o/a May 30. He informed the Embassy on 6/11 that Mukhtar and
his family intend to proceed to Yemen, arriving on Monday,
June 16.



4. (S/NF) Action requested: Post requested assistance from
ORCA and DAO upon receipt of Iryani's fax (ref A), and is now
waiting for a response from ORCA. Post reiterates its
request for releasable information on Mukhtar and his family
to assist ROYG in their deliberations.

MISENHEIMER