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Cablegate: Second Request: Proposed Ferry Service From Yemen

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

UNCLAS SANAA 001737

SIPDIS

NEA/NGA FOR NATE JENSEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EWWT PREF IZ YM
SUBJECT: SECOND REQUEST: PROPOSED FERRY SERVICE FROM YEMEN
TO IRAQ

REF: A. SANAA 1348
B. CATO/JENSEN TELCON 6/9

1. (U) This is an action request -- see paragraph 3.

2. (U) On June 11 post requested guidance on the
establishment of a ferry service from Yemen to Iraq. Mr.
Saeed Salh Al-Ghalebi, of Al-Ghalebi Shipping Company Ltd,
informed the Embassy that a Turkish-owned ship in Dubai was
ready to pick-up passengers in Aden (or Hodeidah) for
transport to the port of Umm Qasr, but asked for additional
information on permissions and logistics before proceeding.
Ghalebi said he would like to organize between 10-15 trips
for the estimated 10,000 - 12,000 Iraqis in Yemen, many of
whom are teachers.

3. (U) Action requested: Post would appreciate formal
guidance before responding to Ghalebi on the feasibility of
this request. POC for this request is Pol/Econ Officer
Willeah Cato -- e-mail: catowe@state.gov or
catowe@state.sgov.gov, phone (967) 1 303 - 155 x2155, or fax
at (967) 1 303 - 182. In addition, please forward this query
to the appropriate individuals at OCPA and CENTCOM.

4. (U) Minimize considered.


HULL

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