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Cablegate: Dutch Response to Oral Message On Iraqi Transition

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UNCLAS THE HAGUE 002915

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: IZ NL PREL
SUBJECT: DUTCH RESPONSE TO ORAL MESSAGE ON IRAQI TRANSITION

REF: STATE 321138

1. This is an action request.

2. During his consultations with the Dutch, EUR Principal
Deputy Assistant Secretary Charlie Ries raised reftel points
with MFA deputy Political Director Herman Schaper. Schaper
said that the Dutch are interested in having Max van der
Stoel, former UN rapporteur in Iraq, help the IGC draft the
"fundamental law." Van der Stoel not only knows Iraq well,
but also is experienced at helping multi-ethnic countries
draft new laws from his years as OSCE High Representative for
National Minorities. Van der Stoel wants to help in Iraq,
and has visited in the past few months. Iraqi Governing
Council members have expressed general interest, but the IGC
has not yet formally asked for his assistance. Schaper asked
whether the U.S. saw value in this offer. He made clear that
an invitation would have to come from the IGC. Please advise.

3. PDAS Ries cleared this message.
SOBEL

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