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Mar
12

WIKILEAKS: THE LIBYA DOSSIER IN FULL

The Libya Wikileaks Cables
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WIKILEAKS CABLES ON LIBYA IN FULL
LIBYA INSISTS BALL IN U.S. COURT ON SCUD B ALTERNATIVE
1.(U) This is an action request; see para …
01 Feb 2011

THE FROGMAN WHO COULDN’T SWIM: A COOPERATION CAUTIONARY TALE TRIPOLI 00000155 001.2 OF 002
1.(C) Summary: At a recent meeting in Tripoli, the Italian ambassador said his government was alarmed by the sharp increase in the number of illegal migrants transiting Libya to Italy, and expressed…
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA 2009 TIP REPORT SUBMISSION
1.(SBU) Below is Embassy Tripoli’s submission for the 2009 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report. Responses are keyed to reftel questions: …
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA COMMERCIAL ROUND-UP FOR DECEMBER 2008 AND JANUARY 2009
1.(U) State-Owned Zwara Oil Refinery Company Has Appointed HSBC as Financial Adviser: Zwara Oil Refinery Company (Zorco) plans to develop a 200,000 barrels-a-day crude oil refinery. The development o…
31 Jan 2011

A BRIGHT SPOT: CANADA’S VERENEX STRIKES OIL IN LIBYA
1.(C) Summary. Four years on after the Libyan National Oil Company (NOC) held the first bidding round for new Exploration and Production Sharing Agreements (EPSA’s), results in the search for new com…
31 Jan 2011

GHANEM “UNDER THE GUN” TO COLLECT CONTRIBUTIONS FOR CLAIMS COMPENSATION FUND 1.(C)
1.(C) Summary: During a February 10 introductory meeting with the Ambassador, the chairman of Libya’s National Oil Company, Dr. Shukri Ghanem, said Libya was unlikely to nationalize its oil industry…
31 Jan 2011

AL-QADHAFI’S AFRICAN UNION: OBSTACLES TO SUCCESS, OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENGAGEMENT
1.(C) Summary: Muammar al-Qadhafi’s election as Chairman of the African Union represents the culmination of a decade’s worth of work by the regime and a significant personal victory for the Leader. …
31 Jan 2011

THROUGH A GLASS, DARKLY: GOL REACHES OUT TO THE NEW ADMINISTRATION AS BEST IT CAN
1.(C) Summary: The GOL, anxious that the new U.S. administration could adopt markedly different policies towards Libya, has in the past several weeks taken a number of steps – a direct video conferen…
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA: INVESTMENT CLIMATE STATEMENT
1.Libya has taken a number of steps to encourage foreign direct investment and its current initiative dates back to the mid-1990s. Since that time, Libya has enacted numerous laws and regulations int…
31 Jan 2011

GOL PRESSING FOR BROAD AGREEMENTS ON SECURITY AND NUCLEAR COOPERATION
1.(C) During a February 8 meeting, MFA Secretary for the Americas Dr. Ahmed Fituri told the Ambassador that National Security Adviser Muatassim al-Qadhafi is looking forward to his planned trip to Wa…
31 Jan 2011

SENIOR MFA ADVISER OBEIDI ON BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP, COMPENSATION FUND, HUMAN RIGHTS, AND NEC
1.(C) Summary: In a February 5 courtesy call on MFA Secretary for European Affairs Abdelati al-Obeidi, the Ambassador stressed that the U.S. remained committed to expanding the U.S.-Libya relationsh…
31 Jan 2011

UN SEEKS USG ASSISTANCE FOR LIBYAN DE-MINING PROGRAM
1.(SBU) Summary: UN experts, based on consultations with GOL officials and preliminary review of Libyan minefield maps, estimate that there are 16 million landmines in the Ouzou Strip along the Chadi…
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA: MEETING WITH RETURNED GTMO DETAINEES UNDER USG-GOL TRANSFER FRAMEWORK MOU
1.(S/NF) Summary: Post visited two returned Guantanamo detainees to confirm their welfare and whereabouts and clarify the status of any pending legal action against them. Trials against both detaine…
31 Jan 2011

A KING IN AL-QADHAFI’S COURT: SPAIN’S JUAN CARLOS VISITS LIBYA
1.(C) Summary: King Juan Carlos of Spain’s visit to Libya served as a platform for the GOL to walk back Muammar al-Qadhafi’s announcement that oil production might be nationalized. In the first visi…
31 Jan 2011

AL-QADHAFI’S FEINT: LIBYAN OIL NATIONALIZATION UNLIKELY
1.(C) Summary. During a recent video conference with Georgetown University students, Muammar al-Qadhafi suggested that Libya and other oil exporting states could nationalize their oil production in …
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA EXPECTS TO WIN CHAIRMANSHIP OF AU ASSEMBLY
1.(C) Libya appears to have secured North African support for its bid to take over chairmanship of the African Union in 2009. In a January 26 consultative meeting of Cen-Sad ministers held in Tripoli…
31 Jan 2011

PAN AM BOMBER AL-MEGRAHI: THE VIEW FROM TRIPOLI
1.(C/NF) Summary: While Libya has a number of other pressing foreign policy issues on its plate, the case of convicted Pan Am 103 bomber Abdelbasset al-Megrahi is arguably the regime’s most sensitiv…
31 Jan 2011

AL-QADHAFI: THE PHILOSOPHER-KING KEEPS HIS HAND IN
1.(C) Summary: Despite a carefully cultivated image as a philosopher-king with no formal title and persistent rumors that he is passing day-to-day decisionmaking as part of an orchestrated succession…
31 Jan 2011

RISKY BUSINESS? AMERICAN CONSTRUCTION FIRM ENTERS JOINT VENTURE WITH GOL
1. (C) Summary: U.S. project management company AECOM, which already has a large American expatriate presence and a large role in running housing and infastructure projects, recently signed a contra…
31 Jan 2011

SWISS AMBASSADOR: OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH LIBYA IS DEAD
1.(C) Summary: Despite concluding a bilateral investigation into the events surrounding last July’s arrest in Geneva of Hannibal al-Qadhafi, son of Muammar al-Qadhafi, the Swiss Ambassador judges tha…
31 Jan 2011

LIBYA REITERATES REQUEST FOR RETURN OF LIBYAN DETAINEES AT GUANTANAMO BAY
1.(C) This message contains a guidance request – please see para…
31 Jan 2011

GOL PROTESTS AMBASSADOR’S PUBLIC MENTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
1.(C) Summary: A senior official with the MFA Americas Department demarched us to protest the Ambassador’s remarks on human rights in a recently published interview in which he addressed the state of…
31 Jan 2011

LATEST ROUND OF TALKS WITH IMPRISONED LIFG MEMBERS CONCLUDES, NEXT ROUND SCHEDULED FOR LATE FEBRUARY
1.(C) Saleh Abdulsalam Saleh, Human Rights Committee Director of the quasi-governmental Qadhafi Development Foundation (QDF), told P/E Chief on January 22 that the latest round of talks with imprison…
31 Jan 2011

FATHI EL-JAHMI AND FAMILY DECIDE HE SHOULD TRAVEL TO SWITZERLAND FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT
1.(C) Summary: Detained human rights activist Fathi el-Jahmi and his family have decided that they would like him to travel to Switzerland for medical treatment. The Qadhafi Development Foundation (…
31 Jan 2011

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wikileaks-files/

LIBYA POSTPONES GENERAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS, WALKS BACK FROM WEALTH DISTRIBUTION AND PRIVATIZATION PLANS
1.(C) SUMMARY: A SESSION OF THE GENERAL PEOPLE’S CONGRESS (GPC), LIBYA’S SUPREME LEGISLATIVE BODY, THAT WAS TO HAVE CONVENED IN EARLY JANUARY TO REVEAL PLANS FOR PRIVATIZATION AND GOVERNMENT RESTRUCT…
31 Ja
n 2011

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