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Cablegate: Iraq Demarche Delivered - Condemning Hostage

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UNCLAS MANAMA 001223

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER PHUM IZ BA
SUBJECT: IRAQ DEMARCHE DELIVERED - CONDEMNING HOSTAGE
TAKING AND MURDERS

REF: STATE 166182

1. (U) On August 3, 2004, PolOff delivered reftel demarche
to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Assistant Undersecretary
Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa and Director of
Bilateral Relations Dr. Dhafer Al Umran. Shaikh Abdul Aziz
told PolOff that the GOB condemns all hostage taking and
murder and considers them morally reprehensible acts. Dr.
Dhafer confirmed that the GOB has not yet made public
comments specific to condemning hostage taking and murders in
Iraq. Shaikh Abdul Aziz said he would consider issuing a
public statement to that effect from the Ministry at the next
available opportunity.
ZIADEH

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