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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 2415
INFO IRAQ COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE 9440

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 STATE 073174

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV IZ UNSC
SUBJECT: DRAFT AGENDAS AND MISSION CLEARANCE REQUESTS FOR
U.S.-UN HIGH-LEVEL STRATEGIC DIALOGUE ON IRAQ

REF: USUN 578

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraphs 4
and 5.

2. (SBU) Background: The next session of the U.S.-UN
High-Level Strategic Dialogue on Iraq will be held on July 11
at UN headquarters in New York (Ref A). The Dialogue will be
divided into a political discussion, chaired by U/SYG for
Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe, and a security discussion,
chaired by acting U/SYG for Safety and Security Sir David
Veness. Additional UN participants in the Strategic Dialogue
will include UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) Special
Representative to the Secretary-General (SRSG) Staffan de
Mistura, as well as senior Department of Political Affairs
and Department of Safety and Security officials. S/I David
Satterfield will serve as the primary U.S. briefer for the
political discussion, with NEA DAS Richard Schmierer also in
attendance. Ambassador Khalilzad may also participate. COL
Kenneth Dahl of JCS, DASD Dr. Colleen Getz of OSD, and MG
Barbero of MNF-I will serve as the primary U.S. briefers for
the security discussion. S/I Satterfield, SRSG de Mistura,
and MG Barbero will participate via Secure Video
Teleconference (SVTC) from Iraq.

3. (SBU) Objectives: This session of the High-Level Dialogue
should serve four primary objectives. First, it should help
the U.S. and UN coordinate efforts on a range of ongoing
political, security, and economic assistance issues in which
they are both involved. Second, it should ensure that the
close cooperation between the U.S. and UNAMI in Baghdad is
mirrored in New York. Third, it should reassure the UN that
the U.S. is fully committed to working with it to ensure that
its security needs will continue to be addressed. Fourth, it
should send a message of strong U.S. support for the work of
UNAMI personnel, in particular SRSG de Mistura, and the
tangible improvements that UNAMI is achieving on the ground
in Iraq.

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DRAFT AGENDAS
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4. (SBU) USUN is requested to share these revised agendas
with the UN prior to the July 11 High-Level Dialogue.

DRAFT AGENDA: Political (morning) Session, moderated by U/SYG
for Political Affairs Lynn Pascoe:

1. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION IN IRAQ
(U.S. - 15 minutes)
a) Assessment of the security surge
b) Status of national reconciliation efforts
c) Efforts of the GOI in security, political, and economic
fields
d) Potential flashpoints (i.e. Kirkuk, Iraq/Turkish border,
Iran-Iraq)

2. UN POLITICAL ROLE
(UN - 40 minutes)
a) Resolving disputed internal boundaries, including Kirkuk
b) Constitutional review process
c) Governorate elections
d) Future support for national reconciliation efforts

3. REGIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION ON IRAQ
(U.S./UN - 10 minutes)
a) Engagement with Iraq,s neighbors
b) International Compact with Iraq

4. HUMAN RIGHTS
(U.S./UN - 15 minutes)
a) Assessment of the human rights situation

5. HUMANITARIAN, RECONSTRUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT
(U.S./UN - 15 minutes)
a) Assessment of socio-economic conditions
b) Status of UN humanitarian, reconstruction and development
activities
1. International Reconstruction Fund Facility for Iraq
(IRFFI)
2. Ministerial and Provincial Capacity Development Programs
c) Assistance with refugee returns and IDPs
d) Assistance for refugees outside Iraq


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6. SOFA AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS FOR THE UN
(U.S. - 20 minutes)
a) Ensuring that arrangements for UN protection are maintained
b) Future of the Distinct Entity, (Middle-Ring) protection
force
c) Status of the UN-U.S. Security Agreement
d) Future Coalition plans for the International Zone

7. FUTURE OUTLOOK
(U.S./UN - 10 minutes)
a) Support for UN activities
b) Plans for the August 10 renewal of the UNAMI mandate

DRAFT AGENDA: Security (afternoon) session, moderated by
U/SYG for Safety and Security David Veness:

1. MNF-I SECURITY SUPPORT TO UNAMI
(U.S./UN - 35 minutes)
a) MNF-I support for voter registration and governorate
elections
b) UN dependence on MNF-I static and convoy protection
c) UN dependence on MNF-I air/land transportation
d) Steps being taken by the UN to become more self-sufficient

2. FUTURE UN GOALS AND REQUIREMENTS IN IRAQ
(UN - 35 minutes)
a) Plans to expand UN footprint in Iraq
b) Plans to deploy both Fixed/Rotary Wing Aircraft for UN
operations
c) Plans to construct an integrated headquarters in the IZ
d) Possibility of future UN requests for resources from USG

3. GENERAL OVERVIEW OF SECURITY SITUATION IN IRAQ
(U.S. - 35 minutes)
a) Security assessment and potential flashpoints
b) Current AOG threat, trends and tactics
c) Current and future capability of the Iraqi Security
Forces/Police

4. Discussion (U.S./UN - 15 minutes)

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MISSION CLEARANCE REQUEST
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5. (SBU) Mission clearance is requested for the DOS, DOD,
and JCS representatives listed below to travel to New York to
participate in meetings at UN HQ and USUN on July 10 and 11.
Mission assistance is requested in obtaining UN badges for
these participants.

State Department

Richard Schmierer - Deputy Assistant Secretary of State,
Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Elisa Catalano - Executive Assistant, Office of the Senior
Advisor and Coordinator for Iraq

Joshua Davis - Political Officer, Bureau of Near Eastern
Affairs, Office of Iraq Political Affairs

Bridget Lines - Political Affairs Officer, Bureau of
International Organizations, Office of UN Political Affairs

Department of Defense

Dr. Colleen Getz - Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
Coalition, Peacekeeping, and Multinational Cooperation,
Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Alan VanEgmond - Director, International Security
Affairs/Middle East, Office of the Secretary of Defense

COL Ellwood "Skip" Hinman - Director, Office of Peacekeeping
Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Ms. Mandi Tuttle - Advisor for UN Affairs, Office of
Peacekeeping Operations, Office of the Secretary of Defense

Mr. Mark Nakhla - Iraq Analyst, International Security
Affairs/Middle East, Office of the Secretary of Defense


Joint Chiefs of Staff

COL Kenneth Robert Dahl - Assistant Deputy Director,
Political Military Affairs, Middle East Joint Staff

6. (SBU) USUN POC is Peter Kujawinski at 212-415-4373 or
KujawPI@state.gov. Additional USUN POC is Andrew Gallo at
212-415-4310 or GalloAA@state.gov.
RICE

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