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Cablegate: Bahrain Hails Signing of Iraqi Temporary

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 000337

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR NEA PDAS LAROCCO AND DAS DIBBLE, NEA/NGA, AND
NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL IZ BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN HAILS SIGNING OF IRAQI TEMPORARY
ADMINISTRATIVE LAW


1. ALL LEADING NEWSPAPERS IN BAHRAIN REPORTED ON MARCH 9 THE
OFFICIAL BAHRAIN GOVERNMENT STATEMENT PRAISING SIGNING OF THE
TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATIVE LAW IN IRAQ

BEGIN TEXT:

BAHRAIN YESTERDAY WELCOMED THE SIGNING OF THE INTERIM
CONSTITUTION IN IRAQ, SAYING IT WAS A POSITIVE STEP ON THE
RIGHT WAY FOR IRAQIS TO RECOVER THEIR SOVEREIGNTY. "THIS
STEP IS A STEP FORWARD TOWARDS A PERMANENT CONSTITUTION IN
ORDER TO ACHIEVE STABILITY, SECURITY AND ECONOMIC
DEVELOPMENT," A MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SPOKESMAN SAID.

"BAHRAIN STRESSES THE NEED TO RESPECT IRAQ'S SOVEREIGNTY AND
TERRITORIAL INTEGRITY AND THE IRAQIS' RIGHT TO DETERMINE
THEIR FUTURE," THE SPOKESMAN SAID.

END TEXT
FORD

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