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Cablegate: Bahrain: Demarche On the 12 Counterterrorism

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280851Z Dec 04

UNCLAS MANAMA 001938

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR S/CT AND IO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER ASEC PREL BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: DEMARCHE ON THE 12 COUNTERTERRORISM
CONVENTIONS AND PROTOCOLS

REF: STATE 269653

Sensitive but unclassified; not for Internet distribution.
Please protect accordingly.

(SBU) PolEcon chief delivered reftel points on adoption of
the 12 counterterrorism conventions and protocols December 27
to MFA Assistant Under Secretary Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin
Mubarak Al Khalifa. Shaikh Abdul Aziz indicated that Bahrain
had already adopted seven of the 12 and was committed to
adopting the remaining five. He said that the GOB had
already started the ball rolling, noting that Minister of
State for Foreign Affairs Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar had briefed
the parliamentary committees concerned with foreign affairs
on the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts
Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the Protocol
for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of
Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf just one
week earlier.

MONROE

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