Cablegate: Jordan Psd Agrees to Loa On Iraqi Police Training

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

121319Z Aug 04




E.O. 12958: N/A

1. (SBU) Discussions in Amman concluded August 4 between INL
and Public Security Directorate (PSD) chief Gen. Tahseen
Shurdom concerning continued training of Iraqi police. Post
has since received PSD Commander Gen. Shurdom,s August 4
letter to INL PDAS Todd recording Shurdom,s agreement in
principle to the LOA. Shurdom wrote that he would forward
the agreement to the GOJ recommending approval and requesting
authority to sign the LOA on behalf of the GOJ once the
document has been translated into Arabic. Post will continue
to press for prompt GOJ conclusion of this agreement.

2. (U) Text of Shurdom's letter:

August 4, 2004

Mr. William E. Todd
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Narcotics and International Law Enforcement Affairs
United States Department of State

Dear Mr. Todd,

It gives me great pleasure to inform you that on August 4,
2004 negotiations between representatives of the Jordanian
Public Security Directorate (PSD) and the U.S. State
Department Bureau of International Narcotics and Law
Enforcement (INL) concluded with agreement in principle on
the terms of a letter of agreement (LOA) setting forth our
mutual interests in the continuation of the Iraqi Police
Training Center in Jordan. It was further agreed in
principle that the face sheet would set forth an agreed
annual price of USD 34 million covering the base services,
security, and administration required to operate the JIPTC in
Jordan, and that the LOA, the face sheet, and the statements
of work would constitute the full agreement between the
parties. It was also agreed that costs for utilities and
fuel would be reimbursed separately by the United States
(INL), with compensation of 15% to the PSD for administration.

These terms are acceptable to the PSD, and therefore once the
document has been translated into Arabic, I intend to forward
the agreement to the Government recommending approval and
requesting authority to sign the LOA on behalf of Jordan.

It was also agreed during the discussions that all
outstanding issues in connection to the previous invoices to
be solved and settled soon.

The efforts of our negotiators is highly appreciated. Many
thanks to you and your negotiating team, and look forward to
seeing you again in Jordan soon.


Director of Public Security
Tahseen H. Shurdom

3. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.

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