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Title: CORRECTED COPY OF AMMAN 456: KOSOVO: JORDAN

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08AMMAN4792008-02-14 11:38:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Amman
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SUBJECT: CORRECTED COPY OF AMMAN 456: KOSOVO: JORDAN 
WAITING ON OIC, AL SUMMITS TO DEFINE POSITION 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 13716 
 
     ¶B. AMMAN 267 
 
Classified By: Ambassador David Hale, reasons 1.4(b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C) On February 12 Ambassador delivered ref A demarche to 
Foreign Minister Salah Al-Bashir, and DCM separately 
delivered the same points to Chief of the Royal Court Bassem 
Awadallah.  Both took note of the USG position and were 
cognizant of USG and EU intentions, but asserted that Jordan 
needed to consult with counterparts in the Arab League and 
Organization of Islamic Conferences at upcoming summits, so 
as to ensure a common position.  Despite the demarche points, 
Bashir expressed concerns that Kosovo might be seen as a 
precedent, and Awadallah - just back from the King's trip to 
Mosco - noted that the Russians were also aggressively making 
their views heard. 
 
¶2. (C) Comment: The GOJ appears to have backed off earlier, 
informal indications (ref B) that it was leaning toward 
immediate recognition, although Director of the Foreign 
Minister's private office Jamal Al-Shamayleh told PolCouns on 
February 12 that the GOJ saw the logic of the USG and EU 
position and would take our views "heavily into 
consideration."  In fact, we expect Jordan will not deviate 
from any Arab League/OIC consensus on this issue. 
HALE