DOS Memo re: Background on Key Issues

State Department memo with takling points on issues of the day entitled "Background on Key Issues". Content redacted. Mentions comments by A Lindh criticizing detention policies

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Non-legal Memo
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Tuesday, January 11, 2005
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BACKGROUND ON KEY ISSUES

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UNITED STA REVIEW AUTHORITY: SHARON E AHMAD • CLASSIFICATION: CONFIDENTIAL REASON: 1.4fD)
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DATE/CASEID:29DEC2004
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FOREIGN MINISTER LINDH

In response to press reports that the U.S. had killed six al-
Qaeda suspects in Yemen, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh,
who was quoted in the Washington Post, publicly criticized the

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She stated that "even if the U.S. has done this with the
consent of the Yemen government it still is a summary execution,
which violates human rights. Should the U.S. have done the
attack without the permission of Yemen, the matter is even
worse. Then it would be an unlawful use of force." U.S. Trade
Representative Bob Zoellick, speaking in New York Nov 6,
publicly commented on Lindh's statement, saying it rang "with
little dissonance to American ears, especially those" in New
York.

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