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SUBJECT: LETTER FROM VICE PRESIDENT TARIQ AL-HASHIMI TO
PRESIDENT OBAMA

1. On October 9, 2009 Embassy Baghdad received the following
letter from Vice President Hashimi to President Obama. The
original letter will be transmitted to NEA/I/POL via pouch
mail.

Begin text of message:

Republic of Iraq
The Vice President
Tariq Al-Hashimi

The Honorable Barack Obama,
President of the United States of America
Washington, D.C.

Allow me Mr. President to congratulate you on receiving the
Nobel Prize. Diplomacy is indeed the choice to approach
international issues and challenges. Diplomacy, cooperation,
and a world that is not threatened of destruction by nuclear
weapons is a better world. Such an approach will give a
great space for peoples of the world to come closer, and
shall provide for sustainable solutions to issues with
minimal losses and pains.

I am confident that such an approach to international issues
will positively impact bilateral relations between our
countries.

Sincerely,
(signed)

Tariq Al-Hashimi,
Vice President
The Republic of Iraq
09 October 2009

End text of message
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