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Cablegate: Extension of Incirlik Hub Agreements

VZCZCXRO5605
OO RUEHBC RUEHDA RUEHDE RUEHIHL RUEHKUK
DE RUEHGB #3891 3490559
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 140559Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD
TO RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA IMMEDIATE 0545
INFO RUEHDA/AMCONSUL ADANA IMMEDIATE 0041
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC IMMEDIATE
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0826
RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHIT/AMCONSUL ISTANBUL PRIORITY 0087

UNCLAS BAGHDAD 003891

SBU
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TU IZ PREL PARM MARR EPET
SUBJECT: EXTENSION OF INCIRLIK HUB AGREEMENTS

REF: A. SECSTATE 126696
B. BAGHDAD-ANKARA EMAILS 12/13/2008 AND PREVIOUS

(SBU) Following post's delivery of suggested Iraqi
diplomatic note text (ref A) to MFA and follow-up engagements
with the Office of the Prime Minister and the Foreign
Minister (reported ref B), MFA Neighboring States director
Amb. Taha Shukur Al-Abassi informed Deputy Pol-Mil Counselor
13 December that the MFA had instructed the Iraqi ambassador
in Ankara to deliver the message to the GOT immediately. As
discussed ref B, we recommend Embassy Ankara engage with
Iraqi counterparts in Ankara to ensure this next stage of the
Hub renewal process moves forward expeditiously.
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