DOS Cable re: Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper Discusses Iraqi War Crimes and Guantanamo

State Department cable from Kuwaiti Embassy to State Department re: Ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper Discusses Iraqi War Crimes and Guantanamo. The cable states that Amb. Pierre-Richard Prosper met with Committee for Missing and POW Affairs (NCMPA) to discuss POW/MIA issues related to the 1991 Iraq-Kuwaiti war.

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Cable
Doc_date: 
Thursday, September 11, 2003
Doc_rel_date: 
Wednesday, December 29, 2004
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RELEASED IN PART Bl, 1.4(13)', 1.'4(D) UNCLASSIFIED
NotesTele.TXT CONFIDENTIAL TELEGRAM September 11, 2003
To: SECSTATE WASHDC - IMMEDIATE
Action: SWCI
From: AMEMBASSY KUWAIT (KUWAIT 4212 - IMMEDIATE)
TAGS: KJUS, PHUM, PREL, PTER, IZ, KU
Captions: None
Subject: U) AMBASSADOR PROSPER DISCUSSES IRAQI WAR CRIMES, GUANTANAMO
Ref: None
Classified By: (U) CDA FRANK URBANCIC; REASON: 1.5 (B,D)
1. (C) SUMMARY: S/WCI Ambassador Pierre Prosper met September 6 with MFA,I !National Committee for Missing and POW Affairs (NCMPA), and Task Force Hope (TFH, the Kuwaiti interagency team searching for missin• •ersons in Ira •). Local media reported on the visit. B1 B1 B1

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UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: CHARLES L DARIS
UNCLASSIFIED DOS-001097
DATE/CASE ID: 13 DEC 2004 200303827
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END SUMMARY.

3. (C) Meetings: Ambassador Prosper met first with MFA
Director of Follow-Up and Coordination, Ambassador Khaled

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/Amb. Prosper then met with the Acting
Chairman of NCMPA, Dr. Sultan al-Khalaf. Later in the day,
he met with Colonel Mohammed al-Amiri, commander of Task
Force Hope.

(U) IRAQI WAR CRIMES

5. (C) Ambassador Prosper visited NCMPA, which is devoted to
accounting for 605 persons (572 Kuwaitis and 33 persons from
8 other nationalities) missin•since the end of the Ira•i
occupation in 1991.

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6. (C) In late afternoon, Amb. Prosper met with Task Force Hope commander Col. Amiri, spokesman Fayez al-Enezi and Sami al-Rushoud ("responsible for mass graves in Kuwait"). Task Force Hope (TFH) is Kuwait's interagency team assi.n -d to search in Ira for information on the missin B1

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(U) GUANTANAMO

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13. (U) Baghdad minimize considered.
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UNCLASSIFIED

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Additional Addressees:

None

cc:
CDRCJTF7 DOHA KUWAIT KU
CJCS WASHINGTON DC
COMCFLCC DOHA KUWAIT KU//C3/C9//
COMCFLCC HQS FT MCPHERSON GA
DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC
HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD
IRAQ COLLECTIVE
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//J3//
NSC WASHDC
SECDEF WASHDC
USCENTCOM FWD
USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL//CCDC/CCJ3/CCJ5//

Distribution:

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O 110542Z SEP 03
FM AMEMBASSY KUWAIT
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9850
INFO IRAQ COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
NSC WASHDC IMMEDIATE
DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHDC IMMEDIATE
SECDEF WASHDC IMMEDIATE
JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC//J3// IMMEDIATE
CJCS WASHINGTON DC IMMEDIATE
USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL//CCDC/CCJ3/CCJ5// IMMEDIATE
USCENTCOM FWD IMMEDIATE
COMCFLCC HQS FT MCPHERSON GA IMMEDIATE
COMCFLCC DOHA KUWAIT KU//C3/C9// IMMEDIATE
CDRCJTF7 DOHA KUWAIT KU IMMEDIATE
HQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTH BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE

CONFIDENTIAL KUWAIT 004212

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UNCLASSIFIED
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STATE FOR S/WCI, NEA/NGA, NEA/ARP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/07/2013
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, KJUS, PTER, IZ, KU
SUBJECT: (U) AMBASSADOR PROSPER DISCUSSES IRAQI WAR CRIMES,
GUANTANAMO

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