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Cablegate: Message From Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa,

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 000980

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR S/ES-CR AND NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL AMGT BA
SUBJECT: MESSAGE FROM SHAIKH KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA,
PRIME MINISTER OF THE KINGDOM OF BAHRAIN TO MR. GEORGE W.
BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

REF: MANAMA 974

On June 21, 2004, post received a diplomatic note from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs enclosing a letter from the
office of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Begin text of the letter:

20th June 2004

President George W. Bush
President of the United States of America
The White House
Washington, D.C.

Mr. President,

On behalf of the Government and people of the Kingdom of
Bahrain, I convey to you our condolences at the death in
Saudi Arabia of an American citizen, Mr. Paul Johnson. His
kidnapping and violent death is strongly condemned by all
peace-loving people. My Government commends the efforts of
the Saudi Arabian authorities in pursuing those who chose to
follow their political aims through acts of terror and we
are united in our efforts to combat all acts of terrorism
worldwide.

With my kindest regards,


KHALIFA BIN SALMAN AL KHALIFA
Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain

End text of letter.

(U) Post sent the original letter via Unclassified Pouch,
registration #4087403, on June 22 to NEA/ARP (Claire
Kaneshiro) to deliver to S/ES-CR

WILLIAMSON

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