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06NICOSIA1245
2006-07-31 08:00:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Nicosia
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TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 26 AS OF 0800 LOCAL, MONDAY,

Tags:   AEMR  ASEC  KPAO  MGT  LE  CY  KFLO  CASC  AMGT 
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DE RUEHNC #1245 2120800
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 310800Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY NICOSIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6557
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 4193
RHMFISS/CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
						C O N F I D E N T I A L NICOSIA 001245 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/01/2016
TAGS: AEMR ASEC KPAO MGT LE CY KFLO CASC AMGT
SUBJECT: TFLE01: CYPRUS SITREP 26 AS OF 0800 LOCAL, MONDAY,
JULY 31, 2006

REF: A. NICOSIA 1243


B. NICOSIA 1242 AND PREVIOUS

C. STATE 124163

D. STATE 124285

Classified By: Ambassador Ronald L. Schlicher, reasons 1.4 B/D



1. (C) Summary: Total headcount of U.S.-assisted arrivals
and departures as of 0800L remained the same (13,534 and
10,280). The last two U.S. charter flights are still
scheduled to depart July 31 and August 1. Post predicts that
either all or nearly all of the requests for humanitarian
parole will have been adjudicated by the time the last
U.S.-chartered flight departs August 2. End summary.

POL/MIL



2. (C) DCM will brief the MFA regarding American citizens and
those who arrived in Cyprus with U.S. assistance, drawing
upon points in reftel C. DAO has received written approval
to donate the supplies remaining on hand at the Cyprus
International Fairgrounds (cots, showers, medical supplies
and consumables to the GOC.

CONSULAR



3. (C) The following are consular updates:

--Total headcount of U.S.-assisted arrivals and departures as
of 0800L remained the same (13,534 and 10,280). Post expects
the arrival of one helicopter late July 31.

--The last two U.S. charter flights are still scheduled to
depart July 31 and at 0300L August 2. A new headcount late
July 30 of people at the Fairgrounds totaled 475. We expect
the July 31 charter flight to be full (capacity 350).

--With two full days remaining until the departure of the
last flight at 0300L on August 2, CONS predicts DHS will
finalize decisions in all remaining parole cases. DHS
interview procedures include explaining to applicants that
they have the right to appeal (two negative decisions were
overturned July 31). Officers are also explaining, however,
that regardless of the appeals process, U.S. financial
assistance (other than standard CONS overseas citizens'
services) will end after the last charter flight.

SECURITY



4. (C) Post will reinforce security at the Fairgrounds on
August 1 in an effort to remove all people remaining there.
We are also evaluating our overall security posture as per
reftel D.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS



5. (U) Embassy is announcing the last charter flight on our
website and in a press release to alert U.S. citizens who are
staying outside the Fairgrounds and who may need
transportation to the United States. We are also contacting
local hotels where we believe U.S. arrivals may be staying.
SCHLICHER