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Cablegate: Bahrain: Unifil Commitment Unlikely

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PP RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHKUK RUEHROV
DE RUEHMK #0088 0440620
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 130620Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7589
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0110
RHBVAKS/COMUSNAVCENT PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS MANAMA 000088

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
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STATE FOR NEA AND IO/PSC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL LE BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: UNIFIL COMMITMENT UNLIKELY

REF: STATE 12556

(SBU) DCM spoke with MFA Under Secretary for bilateral affairs Sheikh Abdul Aziz al Khalifa February 7 concerning UNIFIL. Pol/Econ Chief followed up with MFA Americas Desk Officer Hind Kamal on February 11 to encourage the GOB to contribute to the UNIFIL mission (reftel). Both replied that the GOB supported the UN's role in Lebanon, but said that it was unlikely Bahrain would be able to contribute troops to UNIFIL. ********************************************* ******** Visit Embassy Manama's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX********************************************* ******** ERELI

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