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Cablegate: Official Republic of Yemen Reaction to the Signing

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

UNCLAS SANAA 000620

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA, NEA/ARP, NEA/PD, NEA/RA, DS/OP/NEA AND
S/CT

CENTCOM FOR POLAD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR PGOV IZ YM
SUBJECT: OFFICIAL REPUBLIC OF YEMEN REACTION TO THE SIGNING
OF THE INTERIM ADMINISTRATIVE LAW OF IRAQ

1.(U)Al-Thawra official daily (03/12) published a Yemeni
government official statement that welcomed the signing of
the Transitional Administrative Law in Iraq Monday, March 8,
2004. Post's unofficial translation of the statement
follows:

2.(U)"The Government of Yemen has followed with deep
interest the agreement reached by the Interim Governing
Council, endorsing the Interim Administrative Law for the
transitional period in Iraq. The Republic of Yemen welcomes
this important step and hopes that it will be a positive one
on the path to restoring Iraq's sovereignty, craft a
permanent constitution and establish an independent
government that will guarantee Iraqis their security and
stability, end the foreign occupation of brotherly Iraq and
enable Iraq to play its national role in serving the (Arab)
nation's issues. The Republic of Yemen also appreciates the
positive role played by the U.S. Civil Administrator of the
Coalition Forces, Paul Bremer, in reaching such a historic
agreement."
MISENMHEIMER

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