Viewing cable 04KUWAIT765
Title: (C) IRAQI WAR CRIMES: GOK STRESSES INTEREST IN

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04KUWAIT7652004-03-07 12:51:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kuwait
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C O N F I D E N T I A L KUWAIT 000765 
 
SIPDIS 
 
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 
CHEMICAL ALI 
 
REF: KUWAIT 729 
 
Classified By: AMB. RICHARD H. JONES; REASON 1.4 (B, D) 
 
¶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. 
 
¶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). 
 
¶3.  (U) CPA mimimize considered. 
JONES