US embassy cable - 03ABUDHABI908

SECRETARY'S ORAL MESSAGE ON IRAQ ISSUES AND NAM DEMARCHE DELIVERED

Identifier: 03ABUDHABI908
Wikileaks: View 03ABUDHABI908 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Abu Dhabi
Created: 2003-02-24 12:49:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL UNSC OIC NAM AL IZ TC
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
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CONFIDENTIAL

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                        February 24, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 908 - UNKNOWN)          

TAGS:     PREL                                                   

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  SECRETARY'S ORAL MESSAGE ON IRAQ ISSUES AND NAM        
          DEMARCHE DELIVERED                                     

Ref:      None                                                   
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C O N F I D E N T I A L        ABU DHABI 00908

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL 
    INFO:   RSO AMB DCM P/M ECON 

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: POL:STWILLIAMS
CLEARED: DCM:RAALBRIGHT

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FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8520
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1138
C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 000908 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NEA/ARP 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/23/2013 
TAGS: PREL, UNSC, OIC, NAM, AL, IZ, TC 
SUBJECT: SECRETARY'S ORAL MESSAGE ON IRAQ 
ISSUES AND NAM DEMARCHE DELIVERED 
 
REF:  A) STATE 47832 
 
      B) STATE 47493 
 
1. (U) Classified by Ambassador Marcelle M. Wahba 
for reasons 1.5 (B) and (D). 
 
2. (C) The Ambassador delivered Ref A oral message 
from the Secretary and Ref B NAM demarche on Iraq to 
MFA Minstate Shaykh Hamdan Bin Zayid AL-Nahyan on 
2/22.  Noting the upcoming Arab League, Islamic 
Conference and NAM summits, the Ambassador 
underscored the need to keep Iraq focused on full 
compliance with UNSCR 1441.  Hamdan assured that the 
UAE would stand firm, but predicted that other 
countries, particularly Syria, may seek statements 
critical of the U.S.  Syria's strong-arm tactics at 
what Hamdan termed as last week's "disastrous" Arab 
League ministerial in Cairo, had not been well- 
received in many Arab capitals. 
 
3. (C) Hamdan briefed that visiting PLO Secretary 
General and Arafat Deputy Abu Mazen (Mahmoud Abbas) 
understood from his recent visit to Moscow that the 
Russians were "98 percent" resigned to the fact that 
the USG would move militarily against Iraq.  In Abu 
Mazen's view, the Russians would not prevent the 
attack (i.e. exercise their UNSC veto option). 
 
4. (C) According to Hamdan, Fujairah Ruler Hamad Al- 
Sharqi will represent the UAE at the NAM summit 
while Dubai Ruler and UAE Vice President/Prime 
Minister Shaykh Maktoum Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum will 
head up the delegation to the proposed March 1 Arab 
League summit. 
 
WAHBA 

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