US embassy cable - 02AMMAN6265

ASSASSINATION OF U.S. DIPLOMAT IN AMMAN 10/28: SITREP 2

Identifier: 02AMMAN6265
Wikileaks: View 02AMMAN6265 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Amman
Created: 2002-10-28 09:50:00
Classification: SECRET//NOFORN
Tags: ASEC PTER PREL JO
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S E C R E T AMMAN 006265 
 
SIPDIS 
 
NOFORN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/28/2007 
TAGS: ASEC, PTER, PREL, JO 
SUBJECT: ASSASSINATION OF U.S. DIPLOMAT IN AMMAN 10/28: 
SITREP 2 
 
REF: AMMAN 6261 
 
Classified By: DCM Gregory L. Berry.  Reasons 1.5 (b,d). 
 
1. (U) NIACT PRECEDENCE REQUIRED BECAUSE OF URGENCY OF 
INFORMATION 
 
2. (S/NF) At approximately 1045 local time, the Ambassador 
spoke with GID Director Sa'ad Kheir regarding the shooting of 
USAID employee Larry Foley.  Director Kheir  conveyed his 
condolences and said that the GOJ (GID and PSD) were 
immediately implementing a new heightened security plan to 
protect U.S. interests in the Kingdom.  Kheir said that he 
had already spoken with PSD Commander Tahsin Shurdom and the 
plan would include putting both additional uniformed PSD and 
plainclothed GID personnel at all sites frequented by 
Americans (including the school and all U.S. Embassy 
residences).  Kheir noted, however, that while the GOJ will 
do all it can to protect Americans in Jordan, Embassy staff 
will have to take steps to protect themselves as well (such 
as varying routes and times, etc.). 
 
3. (S/NF) Kheir said that while the GID had taken strong 
measures to prevent such an incident, the situation in Jordan 
is difficult and "things will not be as quiet as they seem." 
He said there was a strong possibility that other outrages 
could occur.  He said the GID is running all its traplines on 
suspect organizations and individuals in Jordan and expressed 
confidence that the GID would be able to identify and 
apprehend the assailant, whatever his affiliations. 
 
4. (S/NF) Shortly after the Ambassador's conversation with 
Kheir, King Abdullah called the Ambassador both to express 
his condolences and also to indicate that he would not 
hesitate to use every resource available to protect the 
American community and find the assailant. 
 
GNEHM 

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