33325 5/26/2005 12:58 05BUCHAREST1243 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS BUCHAREST 001243
STATE FOR EUR/NCE - WILLIAM SILKWORTH BAGHDAD FOR HOSTAGE WORKING GROUP
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PTER, PREL, IZ, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIAN REQUEST TO PARTICIPATE IN INTEROGATION OF MOHAMED MUNAF
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1. (U) This is an action request - see para 3.
2. (SBU) CDA received letter for General Prosecutor Botos 5/26/05 requesting contact information at FBI to facilitate GOR participation in the interrogation of Mohamed Munaf in Baghdad. Text of letter is below.
The Romanian Public Ministry - Prosecutor's Office attached to the High Court of Cassation and Justice presents its cordial salute to the Embassy of the United States of America in Bucharest, and has the great honor to thank your Excellency and your representatives for the support granted in the investigation that led to the release of the three Romanian journalists.
Your support is the proof of Romania's cooperation on all levels with the United States of America and a guarantee for future enlargement of the relations between the judicial authorities of our countries. I take this opportunity to kindly ask for your support in establishing a contact with the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A direct contact would be very helpful for us in obtaining the agreement for joining the interrogation of Mohamed Munaf, who at present is in the custody of the U.S. authorities in Iraq. We stress the fact that from our investigations resulted with certainty that Mohamed Munaf was involved in the kidnapping of the three Romanian journalists and is also a suspect in several cases of organized crime related offences and economic offenses.
I use this opportunity, Your Excellency, to assure you of my highest consideration.
Ilie Botos General Prosecutor of Romania
3. Action: Please advise.
4. Minimize considered.