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Cablegate: Permission for Patriot Deployment

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMK #0585 2461452
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 021452Z SEP 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8094
INFO RUEHAD/AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI PRIORITY 1786
RHMFISS/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
RHBVAKS/COMUSNAVCENT PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MANAMA 000585

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/02/2028
TAGS: MASS MARR MCAP PINS PREL AE BA
SUBJECT: PERMISSION FOR PATRIOT DEPLOYMENT

REF: STATE 92763

Classified By: Ambassador Adam Ereli for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (C) Ambassador informed Foreign Minister Khalid bin Abdullah Al Khalifa September 2 of U.S. intent to deploy Patriot III missile assets in Bahrain, and of the U.S. desire to discuss soon support arrangements. Shaikh Khalid heartily welcomed the news, and expressed Bahrain's eagerness to facilitate the deployment.

2. (U) Other topics will be reported septel. ********************************************* ******** Visit Embassy Manama's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX********************************************* ******** ERELI

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