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DOS Cable re: Iraq and the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC)

May 13, 2003 | ACLU-RDI 4626
This State Department cable provides insight on a trip to Baghdad, Iraq by President of the International Committee for the Red Cross Kellenberger. Mr. Kellenberger privately shared his impressions of the situation in Iraq with U.S. Ambassador Kevin E. Moley. Mr. Kellenberger's main themes expressed to the press was that there is no current humanitarian emergency in Iraq; that security, the stabilization of civil administration in Iraq, and the payment of salaries to the civil servants should be a priority; and that the coalition forces have rights and responsibilities as the occupying powers. The cable is otherwise heavily redacted.