|03SANAA1351||2003-06-12 15:08:00||SECRET//NOFORN||Embassy Sanaa|
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S E C R E T SANAA 001351
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
-- 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,
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.