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Cablegate: Royg Briefed On Legal Authority for Use of Force

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SANAA 000591

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL IZ YM UNSC
SUBJECT: ROYG BRIEFED ON LEGAL AUTHORITY FOR USE OF FORCE
IN IRAQ

REF: STATE 72928

On Monday, March 24 DCM discussed the legal authority for use
of force in Iraq (reftel) with MFA's Americas Chief
Abdul-Salam Q. Al-Awadi. The meeting was delayed while
Embassy remained at "Stand Fast" mode following the onset of
hostilities in Iraq. Awadi thanked DCM for the "useful"
information, and indicated his intent to share the points
with other ROYG officials. Awadi did not challenge or
comment further on the legality of the use of force during
this discussion.

HULL

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