Viewing cable 07STATE38563
Title: GUIDANCE FOR LONDON AND WARSAW IRAQ CONSULTATIONS

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07STATE385632007-03-27 01:52:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
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TO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON IMMEDIATE 6452
RUEHWR/AMEMBASSY WARSAW IMMEDIATE 6974
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/26/2031 
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SUBJECT: GUIDANCE FOR LONDON AND WARSAW IRAQ CONSULTATIONS 
 
REF: STATE 141362 06 
 
CLASSIFIED BY NEA DAS LAWRENCE BUTLER 
FOR REASONS 1.4 (A), (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1. (C) Department instructs an interagency delegation led 
by NEA Deputy Assistant Secretary Amb. Lawrence Butler to 
participate in the March 29 UK Partners meeting and in 
bilateral talks with Poland on March 30. For Poland, 
reftel guidance from bilateral talks in August remain 
valid to ensure Poland continues its Iraq deployment at 
current strength through the end of 2007. 
 
¶2. (C) For the UK Partners Meeting, although the U.S. is 
officially an observer at this meeting, delegation should 
engage where appropriate to characterize and advocate 
current policies. This meeting also provides an 
opportunity to continue to press select delegations, such 
as Lithuania, to continue its current Iraq deployment at 
current troop levels. 
 
¶3. (C) For general engagement: 
 
-- Delegation should draw upon the President's New Way 
Forward announced on January 10, recent information on 
Provincial Reconstruction Teams, Baghdad Security Plan, 
and other relevant documents to characterize and advocate 
U.S. policies in Iraq. 
 
¶4. (C/REL UK, ROMANIA) For a trilateral with Romania and 
the UK, delegation should pursue the following goals: 
 
-- Determine Romania's intentions for its 100-man company, 
currently assigned to protect UN personnel in Basrah, once 
the UN personnel depart Basrah and once U.S. and UK 
presence relocates to the Basrah Air Station approximately 
in August. 
 
-- Romania should be encouraged to undertake a new mission 
that furthers Iraq's security and stability in August. 
 
-- Noting that the UN Protection Force function remains 
under the unified command of MNF-I per the November 2005 
MOU between the U.S. and the UN, and absent a clear 
request from MNF-I on how this specific formation should 
be used upon the completion of its current mission, 
delegation is authorized to informally explore several 
alternate missions with Romania and the UK. Per MNF-I's 
request, alternate missions should not result in troop 
drawdowns. 
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