C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 000765
STATE FOR S/WCI, NEA, NEA/ARP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/06/2014
TAGS: PREL KAWC KJUS IZ KU
SUBJECT: (C) IRAQI WAR CRIMES: GOK STRESSES INTEREST IN
REF: KUWAIT 729
Classified By: AMB. RICHARD H. JONES; REASON 1.4 (B, D)
Â¶1. (C) Ambassador met March 6 with Foreign Minister Shaykh
Dr. Mohammed al-Sabah (other topics septels). During the
meeting, the Minister asked about Saddam Hussein and Ali
Hassan al-Majid ("Chemical Ali"). The Ambassador explained
that Saddam is in solitary confinement and being interviewed;
Ali is in a similar situation but under British control,
because he was caught in the British sector.
Â¶2. (C) The Minister stressed that Kuwait has a "special
interest" in Ali, who governed Kuwait with such brutality
during the Iraqi occupation. He noted that the GOK had
recently named Professor Mohammed Buzubar to be a legal
expert to the Iraqi Special Tribunal (reftel).
Â¶3. (U) CPA mimimize considered.