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Cablegate: Asking Government of Jordan to Accept New Iraqi

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UNCLAS AMMAN 006734

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AMGT CVIS IZ JO
SUBJECT: ASKING GOVERNMENT OF JORDAN TO ACCEPT NEW IRAQI
DIPLOMATIC AND OFFICIAL PASSPORT

REF: STATE 294152

1. (U) On October 20, Consul and Political Counselor met
with Mr. Ali al-Ayed, Director of Foreign Minister Muasher's
Private Office, and Basheer al-Zoubi, MFA Private Office
action officer on Iraq to present reftel talking points and
non-paper on Government of Jordan (GOJ) recognition of new
Iraqi diplomatic and official passports. Neither official
offered a definitive view, but undertook to contact the
Embassy once a position had been developed.

2. (U) The Ambassador had raised this issue with Foreign
Minister Muasher on October 19, asking that Jordan, like the
U.S., recognize the new Iraqi passports. Muasher was
encouraging but said that the experts would have to answer
our specific demarche when Ambassador noted that emboffs
would meet with his staff the following day.

GHEHM

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