Cablegate: Jordan: Iraqi Interim Travel Document (Itd), New

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061608Z Nov 03



E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: (A) STATE 307029

(B) STATE 294152
(C) AMMAN 6734

1. (U) On November 5, 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 Ref A talking points and
non-paper on Iraqi Interim Travel Documents (ITD). Both
officials affirmed that Jordan is already accepting the ITD
as a valid travel document.

2. (U) Emboffs also inquired if the Government of Jordan
(GOJ) had reached a decision on recognition of new Iraqi
diplomatic and official passports (refs B, C). Mr. al-Ayed
responded that while the GOJ has been permitting persons
bearing these passports to enter or transit Jordan on a case-
by-case basis, the GOJ had not reached a final decision
affirming blanket recognition per the USG request.


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