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Cablegate: Bahrain: Encouraging Kazakh Candidacy for Iaea

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OO RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHMK #0485 2041258
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 221258Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8003
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN IMMEDIATE 1372
RUEHTA/AMEMBASSY ASTANA IMMEDIATE 0001
RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE 0249
RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT IMMEDIATE 0692
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO IMMEDIATE 0994
RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS IMMEDIATE 1217
RUEHYN/AMEMBASSY SANAA IMMEDIATE 0709
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV IMMEDIATE 3615
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA IMMEDIATE 0019
RHBVAKS/COMUSNAVCENT IMMEDIATE
RHMFISS/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL IMMEDIATE

S E C R E T MANAMA 000485

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/22/2018
TAGS: IAEA KNNP PREL KZ SY BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: ENCOURAGING KAZAKH CANDIDACY FOR IAEA
BOARD OF GOVERNORS MESA SEAT

REF: STATE 77758

Classified By: CDA Christopher Henzel for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). (S) A/DCM delivered reftel points to MFA Legal Affairs Director Dr. Yusuf Abdulkarim on July 22. Dr. Yusuf is the GOB's principal POC on IAEA matters. He immediately grasped the problems Syria's candidacy posed, noting that it would be "troubling" to have Syria sitting on the Board of Governors while its own activities are under investigation. Dr. Yusuf said that he supported the idea of an alternative candidate, but must consult with the Foreign Minister's office before instructing Bahrain's Geneva mission (which also covers the IAEA in Vienna) to reach out to the Kazakhs. ********************************************* ******** Visit Embassy Manama's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX********************************************* ******** HENZEL

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