DOS Cable re: Talking Points on the Use of Guantanamo for Al-Qaida and Related Detainees

State Department Action Cable with talking points about detentions at Guantanamo Bay of Al-Queada terrorists.

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Cable
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Friday, December 28, 2001
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Monday, November 22, 2004
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CONFIDENTIALSTATE 221993
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/28/02 TAGS: CU. PINR. PTER

SUBJECT: DEMARCHE: USE OF GUANTANAMO FOR AL-QAIDA AND RELATED DETAINEES
Classified by Acting Assistant Secretary for WHA, Lino lutierrez. Reason: 1.5(d)
. (C) Department instructs USINT to advise orally the GOC of the following as soon as possible.
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE
REVIEW AUTHORITY: WILLIAM E LANDFAIR
‘TE/CASE ID: 04 OCT 2004 200303827

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2. (C) Begin Suggested Talking Points.
I have been instructed to share the following information
with you.

a result of the continuing war on international
rrorism, the United States and its allies have custody
a number of Al-Qaida and related detainees.

Detention is needed to prevent further
acts of international terrorism.

The detention would be consistent with the standards of
international law.

After reviewing a number of possible sites around the
world, the US Naval Base at Guantanamo Bay was selected as
the best alternative in this difficult circumstance.

We cannot say exactly how many detainees might be held on
the base, but it is likely to run into the hundreds.

A relatively small first group is expected to arrive by
mid-January.

The United States intends to hold the detainees in a safe
and secure manner within the base.

In order to maintain security, over the next several months,
forces at the base will be increased to appropriate levels.

Noting the Government of Cuba's repeated commitment to i.'ombat international terrorism, the Government of the
lilted States looks forward to the support of the
iovemment of Cuba in this additional step in the fight
against international terrorism.

End Talking Points.

3.
(C) If asked:
No decision has been made as to the venue for possible
future tribunals.

4.
(C) In response to other questions for which no answer
is provided, please advise that you will pass them on to
Washington.
POWELL

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