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Viewing cable 08MANAMA98, BAHRAIN WILL RECOGNIZE KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08MANAMA98 2008-02-14 12:12 2011-02-18 21:09 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manama
VZCZCXRO8120
OO RUEHDE RUEHDIR
DE RUEHMK #0098 0451243
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 141243Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7600
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 0053
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0111
RUEHVEN/USMISSION USOSCE PRIORITY 0002
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUEHPS/USOFFICE PRISTINA SR PRIORITY 0006
RHBVAKS/COMUSNAVCENT  PRIORITY
RHMFISS/HQ USCENTCOM MACDILL AFB FL PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L MANAMA 000098 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR NEA AND EUR/SCE 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/14/2018 
TAGS: PREL UN UNMIK EU BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN WILL RECOGNIZE KOSOVO'S INDEPENDENCE 
 
REF: STATE 13716 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Adam Ereli for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

1.(C) Ambassador met February 13 with King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa to discuss issues that included reftel demarche on Kosovo independence. He told the King that we expect Kosovo to declare its independence soon and that the U.S. is looking to its friends for early and public recognition.

2.(C) King Hamad replied, "That's hot! We're with you." He then turned to Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Ahmed bin Attiyatallah Al-Khalifa and instructed him to coordinate with Foreign Minister Khalid bin Mohammed on necessary actions and timing. (Note: The FM is currently in Singapore on an official visit and is due back on February 14. End note.) Attiyatallah commented that Bahrain would need to coordinate with the GCC and added, "This has to be ready fast." ********************************************* ******** Visit Embassy Manama's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX********************************************* ******** ERELI