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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting Qr Us Sponsored Training

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SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING QR US SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR AL-RIKABI, AL-OBAIDIQND AL-SHAMMARI

1. This is an action request.

2. Pursuant to the Leahy Act and Foreign Assistance Act, post
requests the Department's assistance in screening the following
candidates of the Iraqi Security Forces who have been nominated for
training in the United States. Post has no derogatory information.

3. The names of the proposed candidates are as follows:

NAME: Kadhim Mohan Mutar AL-RIKABI
POSITION: Lieutenant Colonel, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: July 1, 1969
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008

NAME: Hayder Fadhil Razooqi AL-OBAIDI
POSITION: Staff Major, Iraqi Special Operations Force (ISOF) S-3
DOB: August 5, 1976
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008

NAME: Kareem Hakeem Farhan AL-SHAMMARI
POSITION: Colonel, Air Force, Counter Terrorism Bureau
DOB: January 27, 1961
TYPE OF TRAINING: Counter Terrorism Executive Seminar
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
DATES OF TRAINING: December 1 to 18, 2008

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