Stephen Seche, Former US AMB to Yemen Bur of Near East Affairs, State Dept Unclassified Stipulation(s) (Charged/Uncharged Cables w/ Links) | US v Pfc. Manning

Ambassador Stephen Seche, formerly United States Ambassador to Yemen, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (NEA), Department of State. The NEA deals with U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic relations with Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen. Regional policy issues include the war in Iraq, Middle East peace, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and political and economic reform. On June 27, 2013 the following stipulation of testimony was read into the court record.

According to an unpublished transcript of the May 21, 2013 Article 39(a) session, Seche was to testify in the U.S.G.'s case for The Specification, Charge I; Spec 1, 12, and 13, Charge II, which are for Aid Enemy; Wanton Publication,18 U.S.C 641 for State Department database; and 18 U.S.C. 1030(a)(1) for more than 75 State Department cables.

Seche had two sets of stipulations of testimony. One set relates to charged cables and another relates to uncharged cables. Two unclassified redacted stipulations were read into the court record.

Charged cables were listed in the first unclassified and redacted stipulation as follows:

  1. 05ALGIERS1836 DESPITE SOME EARLIER CONCERNS, GOA TAKING POSITIVE STANCE ON LUGAR MISSION AND ITS AFTERMATH
  2. 06ALGIERS1961 SKIKDA RAMPING UP REFINING, LNG CAPACITY WITH EYE ON EUROPE
  3. 06BAGHDAD2646 HUNGER STRIKE BY AD-DUJAYL DEFENDANTS
  4. 06BAGHDAD4205 SCIRI LEADERS BEMOAN LACK OF STRONG SUNNI PARTNERS IN IRAQI GOVERNMENT
  5. 06BEIRUT3603 UN OFFICIALS ON COORDINATION, TRIBUNAL, OVERFLIGHTS, HIZBALLAH
  6. 06BEIRUT3604 FORMER PM MIKATI INSISTS HE SUPPORTS SINIORA
  7. 06BEIRUT3703 LAHOUD REJECTS PATRIARCH’S CALL TO QUIT
  8. 06KUWAIT4430 FREEDOM AGENDA: RUMBLINGS OF ANOTHER PARLIAMENT DISSOLUTION
  9. 06KUWAIT4438 IRAQ DEBT FORGIVENESS: “A BLOODY, UPHILL BATTLE"
  10. 06RIYADH8811 UNPRECEDENTED MEETING BETWEEN USG AND SAG ON PETROLEUM INFRASTRUCTURE PROTECTION
  11. 06TRIPOLI645 LIBYAN DEMARCHE ON CHINA SUMMIT WITH AFRICAN NATIONS
  12. 06TRIPOLI648 LIBYAN CENTRAL BANK ESTABLISHING NEW TRAINING INSTITUTE
  13. 07BAGHDAD35 MALIKI’S GROWING WILLINGNESS TO TAKE ON JAM
  14. 07BAGHDAD36 AMBASSADOR’S JANUARY 5 MEETING WITH IRAQI PM ADVISOR AL-ASKARI
  15. 07BAGHDAD37 IRAQI POLITICAL LEADERS EMPHASIZE IMPORTANCE OF BAGHDAD SECURITY AND MODERATE FRONT, AT DINNER WITH DEFENSE SECRETARY GATES
  16. 07BAGHDAD42 MOI BOLANI SLOW TO DEVELOP REFORM PLAN
  17. 07BAGHDAD53 KURDISTAN PRESIDENT BARZANI DISCUSSES PESHMERGA, REGIONAL ADMINISTRATION AND MEDIA FREEDOM
  18. 07BAGHDAD56 PRT TIKRIT: DOES THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT’S REACH EXTEND TO SALAH AD DIN?
  19. 07BAGHDAD63 IRAQ’S SUNNI VP DISCUSSES BAGHDAD SECURITY PLAN, MODERATE FRONT, SADDAM AND IRAN
  20. 07BAGHDAD64 COR FINANCE COMMITTEE CHAIR BEGINS 2007 BUDGET REVIEW
  21. [MISSED ONE 2007 MAY BE 07BAGHDAD70 KURDISTAN PRESIDENT DISCUSSES OIL REVENUE SHARING, PRIVATE SECTOR DEVELOPMENT, RECONSTRUCTION AID ]
  22. 07BASRAH3 AN AMERICAN KIDNAPPED IN BASRAH
  23. 07BEIRUT1958 LEBANON: CHRISTIAN LEADERS DISCUSS BG HAJJ ASSASSINATION, PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
  24. 07RIYADH21 DEMARCHE DELIVERED: SECURING REGIONAL BORDERS AGAINST INFLUX OF FOREIGN FIGHTERS AND WEAPONS TO SOMALIA
  25. 07RIYADH22 FOLLOW UP ON AL MANAR AND AL AKSA TELEVISION; ARMS FOR LEBANESE ARMED FORCES
  26. 07RIYADH23 SAG STATES NO HIGH-LEVEL ENGAGEMENT OF SYRIAN OFFICIALS
  27. 07TUNIS47 SCENESETTER FOR VISIT OF DAS CARPENTER
  28. 08AMMAN535 AS NEW POLITICAL PARTY RULES LOOM, JORDANIAN POLITICIANS MANEUVER
  29. 08CAIRO569 ARAB LEAGUE’S HISHAM YOUSEF ON SUMMIT AND “YEMENI INITIATIVE"
  30. 09BAGHDAD2390 MALIKI ADVISOR SAYS PM UNLIKELY TO JOIN SHI’A COALITION; FEARS IRAN WILL FOMENT VIOLENCE IN RUN-UP TO ELECTION
  31. 09RIYADH1156 SAUDI MINISTER OF STATE MADANI ON UAE, YEMEN, SAUDI-ARMENIAN RELATIONS
  32. 10RABAT294 (Not listed in the publication of Cablegate)

Uncharged cables were listed in the second unclassified and redacted stipulation as follows:

  • 09STATE15113
  • 09DOHA214
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