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Cablegate: Secretary's Letter On Palestinian Budget Support

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PP RUEHDH
DE RUEHRH #1563 3281300
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 241300Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY RIYADH
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1989
INFO RUEHDH/AMCONSUL DHAHRAN PRIORITY 0353
RUEHJI/AMCONSUL JEDDAH PRIORITY 0461

UNCLAS RIYADH 001563

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

NEA/IPA FOR ANDREW LENTZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAID EU IS PGOV PREL WBG
SUBJECT: SECRETARY'S LETTER ON PALESTINIAN BUDGET SUPPORT
DELIVERED

REF: SECSTATE 120487

1. DCM contacted MFA Chief of Protocol Alaudeen Al-Askari to
relay that a message from Secretary Clinton was being sent to
the MFA. (Note: MFA is closed for the Hajj/Eid holiday. End
Note.) Al-Askari called back to confirm that the message was
being passed to Foreign Minister Saud Al-Faisal (currently in
the U.S.). He indicated the answer may take some time to be
worked through proper channels, possibly not until after the
Eid.
SMITH

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