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07DAKAR963 2007-05-02 14:43:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Dakar
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NEW WAY FORWARD ON IRAQ: MAINTAINING PARTICIPATION

Tags:   MARR MASS MOPS PREL PTER IZ SG 
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STATE FOR PM/RSAT, AF, AF/RSA AND AF/W
NSC FOR AF SENIOR DIRECTOR PITTMAN
PARIS FOR POL - D'ELIA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/30/2017
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PREL PTER IZ SG
SUBJECT: NEW WAY FORWARD ON IRAQ: MAINTAINING PARTICIPATION
IN THE IRAQ COALITION

REF: STATE 054925

Classified By: Ambassador Janice L. Jacobs for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

(C) Senegal has been more neutral on Iraq than during the
first Gulf War, when Senegal proudly provided troops to help
evict Saddam from Kuwait. Senegal resisted French pressure
to take a more critical posture, and, in fact, President
Abdoulaye Wade publicly noted his satisfaction that Saddam
had been removed from power. Over the last year, Wade and
his Foreign Ministry have expressed growing unease with the
loss of life in Iraq. Nonetheless, with over 2,600
peacekeepers currently deployed in six different operations,
Senegal is neither able nor willing to contribute to the
coalition in Iraq.
JACOBS