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Cablegate: Ethiopia: Designation of Al-Shabaab As an Fto

VZCZCXRO5050
PP RUEHROV
DE RUEHDS #0821 0861332
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261332Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0042
INFO RUCNIAD/IGAD COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/CJTF HOA PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEWMFD/HQ USAFRICOM STUTTGART GE PRIORITY

UNCLAS ADDIS ABABA 000821

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/CT TARA DROZDENKO AND AF/E NOLE GAREY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER ASEC PGOV KCRM SO BG
SUBJECT: ETHIOPIA: DESIGNATION OF AL-SHABAAB AS AN FTO
DELIVERED

REF: SECSTATE 27258

1. (SBU) Per reftel, Post informed host government MFA
Assistant Chief of the Minister's Cabinet Abdetta Dribssa of
the USG decision to designate al-Shabaab as a Foreign
Terrorist Organization and as a Specially Designated Global
Terrorist group on March 18. Abdetta responded that his
government welcomed this action and was greatly pleased by it.
MALAC

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