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Cablegate: Human Rights Vetting for U.S.-Sponsored Training

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TO AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 1516

UNCLAS STATE 016945

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SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED

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TAGS: PHUM MASS IZ
SUBJECT: HUMAN RIGHTS VETTING FOR U.S.-SPONSORED TRAINING
FOR ABADI, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTE

REF: BAGHDAD 312

1. (U) The Department has reviewed its files and finds that
it possesses no credible information of gross violations of
human rights at this time by the member of the Iraqi Ministry
of Defense listed below. Department strongly suggests that a
visa application for this individual be filed with as much
lead time as possible to allow for additional processing
procedures that may be required. Note that if, at any time,
the Embassy becomes aware of any information regarding
incidents which could be deemed to be credible information of
a gross violation of human rights by this individual, the
Embassy should so inform the Department.

2. (SBU) The name of the proposed candidate is as follows:

FULL NAME: Nasier Arkan ABADI
POSITION: GEN/Vice Chief of Staff/Iraqi Joint Forces/MOD
DOB: Jan 9, 1948
TYPE OF TRAINING: American Enterprise Institute
DATES OF TRAINING: May 6, 2010
TRAINING LOCATION: Washington, DC
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