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Cablegate: Uaeg Condemns Attack On Un Baghdad Hq,

Published: Wed 20 Aug 2003 11:27 AM
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Cable
Text:
UNCLASSIFIED
SIPDIS
TELEGRAM August 20, 2003
To: No Action Addressee
Action: Unknown
From: AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 3827 - UNKNOWN)
TAGS: PREL
Captions: None
Subject: UAEG CONDEMNS ATTACK ON UN BAGHDAD HQ, CALLS FOR
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OF IGC
Ref: None
_________________________________________________________________
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 03827
SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: POL
INFO: DCM RSO P/M AMB ECON
DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG
APPROVED: CDA:RAALBRIGHT
DRAFTED: POL:JFMAYBURY
CLEARED: PAO:TPONCE
VZCZCADI573
OO RUEHC RUCNRAQ RHMFIUU
DE RUEHAD #3827 2321127
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 201127Z AUG 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1360
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RHMFIUU/HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE
UNCLAS ABU DHABI 003827
SIPDIS
STATE FOR NEA/NGA, PM/PMAT, EB-IRAQ TASK FORCE, IO/UNP AND
NEA/ARP
E.O. 12958: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PREL IZ TC
SUBJECT: UAEG CONDEMNS ATTACK ON UN BAGHDAD HQ,
CALLS FOR INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT OF IGC
Ref: Abu Dhabi 3816
1. (U) UAE MinState for Foreign Affairs Sheikh
Hamdan Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (HbZ) issued a
statement August 20 condemning the attack on the
UN headquarters in Baghdad, and calling on the
international community to stand united in
supporting the UN and the Iraqi Governing
Council (GC) to restore security and stability
in Iraq. The statement comes a day after the
UAEG expressed strong public support for the
visiting GC delegation led by Council President
Dr. Ahmed Al-Jafari (see reftel).
2. (U) HbZ labeled the August 19 truck bombing a
"criminal and cowardly" act that targeted the
international organization, its values,
principles and humanitarian mission as well as
its efforts to help Iraq restore its security
and stability and protect its independence and
territorial integrity. This aggression exposes
the real enemies of Iraq, peace and stability."
3. (U) He added that such a crime obligates the
international community to take a decisive
position and to redouble and intensify the UN
efforts in Iraq. He also called for the support
of the Iraqi Governing Council to enable it to
achieve security, stability and the
reconstruction of Iraq.
4. (U) HbZ offered his condolences to UNSYG Kofi
Annan and to the families and victims of the
blast.
ALBRIGHT
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