Email from Stephanie T. Williams to Aaron W. Jost, Mikael C. McCowan and Richard G. Olson re: Number of Jordanian citizens detained in Iraq

Email discusses the detention of Jordanian's in Iraq. It mentions that the Jordanian Parliament alleged that more than 1000 Jordanians were in Coalition custody in Iraq, whereas the Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs believed 19 Jordanians were in Coalition custody. Stephanie T. Williams seeks confirmation on the actual number of Jordanian detainees are in Iraq.
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Email
Doc_date: 
Monday, May 17, 2004
Doc_rel_date: 
Monday, November 22, 2004
Doc_text: 

UNCLASSIFIED

Abercrombie, Cara L (NEA/I)
From: Williams, Stephanie T Sent: Monday, May 17, 2004 3:36 PM To: Jost. Aaron W (NEA/NGA). McCowan, Mikael C Cc: Olson, Richard G (NEA) Subject: JORDAN MFA REQUESTS INFORMATION ON 19 JORDANIANS CLAIMED TO BE
DETAINED IN IRAQ
RELEASED IN PART
FYI -- This was sent to CPA, CENTCOM and CJTF-7.
Bl, 1.4(B), 1.4(D), B6
Cable Text:

CONFIDENTIAL
TELEGRAM May 17, 2004

To: CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL - PRIORITY

Action: NEA

From: AMEMBASEY AMMAN (AMMAN 3822 - PRIORITY)

TAGS: MOPS, PREL, IZ, JO, US

Captions: None

Subject: JORDAN MFA REQUESTS INFORMATION ON 19 JORDANIANS
CLAIMED TO BE DETAINED IN IRAQ

Ref: A. AMMAN 3230 B. AMMAN 3486 C. BAGHDAD 386 (NO CPA
MESSAGE NUMBER PROVIDED) D. NICOLAIDIS/HALE E-MAIL MAY
10 2004

Classified By: Ambassador Edward Gnehm for reasons 1.5 (b), (d).

I. (U) This is an action request for CPA, CENTCOM, and
CJTF-7. See para 5 below.

JORDANIANS IN CUSTODY IN IRAQ

2. (C) There have been persistent reports of the detention of
Jordanian citizens in Iraq. Members of the Jordanian
Parliament have recently alleged that more than 1000

B1
Jordanians are in Coalition custody in Iraq (Ref A). I said recently that
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through extensive discussions with CPA and Iraqi Interior
Ministry officials they have jointly identified'

3. (C) Embassy Amman received an official request from the

UNITED STATES DEPARTNIENT OF STATE REVIEW AUTHORITY: FRANK E SCHMELZER
1

DATE/CASE ID: 07 OCT 2004 200303827
UNCLASSIFIED
DOS-000171

UNCLASSIFIED

Jordan MFA on May 11 for information on the current status of
19 Jordanians who the GOJ believes are in Coalition custody
in Iraq. The MFA says that a second list will be provided
later. The list of names is enclosed below in the following
format: Detainee No., name, DOB, mother's name, location.

B6
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UNCLASSIFIED
DOS-000172

UNCLASSIFIED

TO CPA BAGHDAD PRIORITY 0110
CDR USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
INFO IRAQ COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1932

C ONFIDENTIAL AMMAN 003822

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/17/2014
TAGS: PREL, MOPS, IZ, US, JO
SUBJECT: JORDAN MFA REQUESTS INFORMATION ON 19 JORDANIANS
CLAIMED TO BE DETAINED IN IRAQ

REF: A. AMMAN 3230

B. AMMAN 3486

C. BAGHDAD 386 (NO CPA MESSAGE NUMBER PROVIDED)
D. NICOLAIDIS/HALE E-MAIL MAY 10 2004

End Cable Text
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