Cablegate: Naquora Kurds Depart Amman, Arrive Safely In
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UNCLAS AMMAN 004836
DEPT FOR NEA AND PRM, GENEVA FOR RMA
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREF PREL IZ LE JO UNHCR
SUBJECT: NAQUORA KURDS DEPART AMMAN, ARRIVE SAFELY IN
REF: A. AMMAN 4748
B. BEIRUT 3039
1. After a tense weekend of continued standoff among GOJ,
Dutch and UNHCR officials (reftels), the 14 Naquora Kurds
departed Amman on June 13 via a UN-chartered Russian plane
and accompanied by security officials from the Iraqi Embassy
in Amman. According to UNHCR officials, the plane arrived
safely at Baghdad International Airport where the Iraqi
authorities provided onward ground transportation to Mosul.
UNHCR and the Iraqi Embassy in Amman continue to monitor the
Kurds' return to Mosul but do not anticipate any further
problems with this voluntary repatriation.
2. Baghdad minimize considered.