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Cablegate: Guidance: Usun Authorized to Agree to Extension

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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 4348
INFO RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE 3467

UNCLAS STATE 135318

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USUN FOR GERMAIN AND KUJAWINSKI

E.O. 12958: N/A
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SUBJECT: GUIDANCE: USUN AUTHORIZED TO AGREE TO EXTENSION
OF 607, SECURITY AGREEMENTS

1. This is an action request. USUN is requested to
respond affirmatively by diplomatic note to a request by
the United Nations (REF DFS-2008-285) to a two year
extension of:

-- an Agreement between the United States of America and
the United Nations Organization Concerning the Provision
of Services and Commodities on a Reimbursable Basis in
Support of the Operations of the United Nations Assistance
Mission in Iraq (the "607 Agreement"), first signed in New
York on December 29, 2004, and

-- the Implementing Arrangement between the Department of
Defense on the United States of America and the United
Nations Organization Concerning the Provision of Services
and Commodities on a Reimbursable Basis in Support of the
Operations of the United Nations Assistance Mission in
Iraq, first signed at Kuwait on July 18, 2005.

Both agreements were renewed on December 29, 2006, and are
due to expire on December 31, 2008. The extension would
continue both the 607 Agreement and the Implementing
Arrangement through December 31, 2010. Moreover, USUN is
requested to propose via diplomatic note an additional one
year extension of the 607 Agreement and Implementing
Arrangement through December 31, 2011.

2. USUN is further requested to, through either the US
Permanent Representative to the UN or US Deputy Permanent
Representative to the UN, sign an Agreement between the
United States and the United Nations Organization
Concerning the Establishment of Security for the United
Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq, based on a similar
agreement, signed at New York on December 8, 2005, by then
US Permanent Representative John Bolton and Special
Representative of the UN Secretary General Ibrahim
Gambari, which terminates at the end of the UN mandate for
the Multinational Force in Iraq, on December 31, 2008.
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