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Cablegate: Uae Unaware of Iran Nuclear Meeting

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O 251008Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1811
INFO RUEHAS/AMEMBASSY ALGIERS 0257
RUEHAM/AMEMBASSY AMMAN 0861
RUEHBK/AMEMBASSY BANGKOK 0201
RUEHEG/AMEMBASSY CAIRO 1495
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 1712
RUEHJA/AMEMBASSY JAKARTA 0136
RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR 0038
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 1414
RUEHRH/AMEMBASSY RIYADH 1724
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA 0088
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 0222
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 1024

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 001354

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DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARP, ISN/RA (MONGIELLO/NEPHEW)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC KNNP PARM TRGY IR AE
SUBJECT: UAE UNAWARE OF IRAN NUCLEAR MEETING

REF: STATE 122464

(SBU) EconChief passed reftel nonpaper on Iran's November 30 nuclear
conference to MFA Special Representative for International Nuclear
Cooperation and UAE IAEA PermRep Hamad Al Kaabi on November 24. Al
Kaabi said he was not aware of the conference and did not plan to
attend. PolChief separately demarched MFA's Director of Conferences
and International Organizations Yacub al-Hosani on November 24.
Al-Hosani also did not know about the conference and said he could
not imagine the UAEG would attend. (Note: French DCM Vincent Floreani
told Emboffs on November 24 that he had no instructions on this
demarche but would inquire with Paris. End Note.)
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