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Cablegate: Ireland Unlikely to Accept Gitmo Uighurs

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121504Z Oct 05

S E C R E T DUBLIN 001255

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/27/2014
TAGS: MOPS PREL PTER KAWC PHUM PREF PINR
SUBJECT: IRELAND UNLIKELY TO ACCEPT GITMO UIGHURS

REF: SECSTATE 183800

Classified By: DCM JONATHAN S. BENTON, FOR REASONS 1.4 (B), (D)

1. (S) In a private meeting October 7, the Ambassador
delivered reftel points to Dermot Gallagher, Secretary
General of the DFA. Gallagher frankly told the ambassador
that Ireland would not accept GITMO Uighurs because of their
bad experience with the Church of the Nativity occupier they
had accepted. (Note: The USG and GOI suspect Jihad Ja'arah,
of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Battalion, of ongoing terrorist
activity.)

2. (S) On October 11, emboff delivered the same demarche at
the working level. Department of Foreign Affairs Human
Rights Section First Secretary Gavan O'Leary and Asia and
Oceania Deputy Director James McIntyre said that they needed
to consult internally with other sections and then with the
Department of Justice's Reception and Integration section
before taking a decision on accepting Uighurs from Guantanamo
Bay. Notwithstanding their response, SecGen Gallagher's
clear "no" to the ambassador is likely to stand.
KENNY

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