US embassy cable - 99AMMAN6925

HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL FOR ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES COMBINED TRAINING WITH JORDANIAN SPECIAL FORCES DURING JCET NEEDLE DANCER 03 CJ02003JCET03W

Identifier: 99AMMAN6925
Wikileaks: View 99AMMAN6925 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Amman
Created: 1999-12-01 00:40:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: MARR PREL JO
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UNCLAS AMMAN 006925 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: MARR, PREL, JO 
SUBJECT:  HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING APPROVAL FOR ARMY SPECIAL 
OPERATIONS FORCES COMBINED TRAINING WITH JORDANIAN SPECIAL 
FORCES DURING JCET NEEDLE DANCER 03 CJ02003JCET03W 
 
 REFS: (A) CDR 5TH SFG A// MSG DTG 281925Z AUG02, REQUEST 
 FOR CONCEPT APPROVAL FOR JOINT AND COMBINED EXCHANGE FOR 
 TRAINING (JCET) (U) 
        (B) COMSOCCENT MACDILL AFB FL// MSG DTG 131957Z 
  SEP 02, REQUEST FOR CONCEPT APPROVAL FOR JOINT AND 
  COMBINED EXCHANGE FOR TRAINING (JCET)CJ02003JCET03W (U) 
        (C) STATE 85337 MAY 99 
        (D) JOINT STAFF DTG 010040Z DEC 99 
 
 1.   THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH 
 REF B, VERIFYING THE HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING PROCESS:  EMBASSY 
 VERIFIES THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE POSSESSES NO CREDIBLE 
 INFORMATION OF GROSS VIOLATIONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS BY THE 
 JORDANIAN TEAM 2, 1ST COMPANY 101ST SPECIAL FORCES BATTALION 
 OR A MEMBER OF THAT UNIT, AS OF THIS DATE. 
 
 2.   THE FOLLOWING HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING INFORMATION IS 
 PROVIDED AS REQUESTED IN REF B: 
 
 (A)  SPECIFIC UNIT TO BE TRAINED: TEAM 2, 1ST COMPANY, 101ST 
 SPECIAL FORCES BATTALION, ROYAL SPECIAL FORCES BRIGADE, 
 SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND, JORDAN ARMED FORCES. 
 
 (B)  ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PERSONNEL PARTICIPATING FROM THE 
 UNIT:  12 
 
 (C)  CERTIFYING EMBASSY OFFICIAL:  SAM KOTIS, POLITICAL- 
 MILITARY OFFICER 
 
 (D)  CURRENT THREAT ASSESSMENT:  SIGNIFICANT 
 
 3. THIS MESSAGE GRANTS COUNTRY TEAM APPROVAL FOR THE HUMAN 
 RIGHTS VETTING REQUIREMENT FOR ARMY SPECIAL OPERATIONS 
 FORCES COMBINED TRAINING WITH JORDANIAN SPECIAL FORCES IN 
 CONJUNCTION WITH JCET NEEDLE DANCER 03. 
 
 4.    POINTS OF CONTACT ARE SAMUEL KOTIS, POLITICAL- 
 MILITARY OFFICER AT COML 011-962-6-592-0101, EXT 2596, AND 
 MSG MARK MCPHERSON, MAP JORDAN AT COML 011-962-6-592-0101, 
 EXT 2645. 
 
GNEHM 

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