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JW v State Steele Winer 00968

JW v State Steele Winer 00968

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United States Department State
Washington, 20520
June 12, 2019
Case Nos.: F-2018-00529, F-2018-00827,
F-2018-01063, F-2018-01467
Michael Bekesha, Esq.
Judicia Watch, Inc.
425 Third Street, S.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20024
Dear Mr. Bekesha: refer you our letter dated May 2019, regarding the review certain Department State
material under the Freedom Information Act (the FOIA), U.S.C. 552. The review
potentially responsive records ongoing, and has resulted the retrieval twenty-three
additional documents responsive your request. After reviewing these documents, have
determined that all twenty-three may released you part. The released material
enclosed.
All non-exempt material that reasonably segregable from the exempt material has been
released. Where have made excisions, the applicable exemptions are marked the
document. enclosure provides information FOIA exemptions and other grounds for
withholding material. will keep you advised your case progresses. you have any questions, you may contact
Trial Attorney Christopher Hair (202) 252-2541 Christopher.Hair@usdoj.gov. Please refer the case numbers cited above and the civil action number, 8-cv-968, all correspondence
regarding this case.
Sincerely,
C!~,-
Susan Weetman
Chief, Programs and Policies Division
Office Information Programs and Services
Enclosures: stated.
The Freedom Information Act USC 552)
FOIA Exemptions
(b)(1)
Information specifically authorized executive order kept secret the interest
national defense foreign policy. Executive Order 13526 includes the following
classification categories:
1.4(a)
1.4(b)
1.4(c)
1.4(d)
1.4(e)
Military plans, systems, operations
Foreign government information
Intelligence activities, sources methods, cryptology
Foreign relations foreign activities the US, including confidential sources
Scientific, technological, economic matters relating national security,
including defense against transnational terrorism
1.4(f) U.S. Government programs for safeguarding nuclear materials facilities
1.4(g) Vulnerabilities capabilities systems, installations, infrastructures, projects,
plans, protection services relating national security, including defense
against transnational terrorism
1.4(h) Weapons mass destruction
(b)(2)
Related solely the internal personnel rules and practices agency
(b)(3)
Specifically exempted from disclosure statute (other than USC 552), for example:
ARMSEXP
CIA PERS/ORG
EXPORT CONTROL ACT
INA
IRAN
Arms Export Control Act, 50a USC 2411(c)
Central Intelligence Agency Act 1949, USC 403(g)
Export Administration Act 1979, USC App. Sec. 2411(c)
Foreign Service Act 1980, USC 4004
Immigration and Nationality Act, USC 1202(f), Sec. 222(f)
Iran Claims Settlement Act, Public Law 99-99, Sec. 505
(b)(4)
Trade secrets and confidential commercial financial information
(b)(5)
Interagency intra-agency communications forming part the deliberative process,
attorney-client privilege, attorney work product
(b)(6)
Personal privacy information
(b)(7)
Law enforcement information whose disclosure would:
(A) interfere with enforcement proceedings
(B) deprive person fair trial
(C) constitute unwarranted invasion personal privacy
(D) disclose confidential sources
(E) disclose investigation techniques
(F) endanger life physical safety individual
(b)(8)
Prepared for government agency regulating supervising financial institutions
(b)(9)
Geological and geophysical information and data, including maps, concerning wells
Other Grounds for Withholding
Material not responsive FOIA request excised with the agreement the requester
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677369 Date: 06/12/2019
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Blinken, Antony  [RELEASE PART 1.4(8),81, 1.4(D),86j
Monday, January 11, 2016 1:15
Finer, Jonathan ; Winer, Jonathan ; Kenna, Lisa
; Sullivan, Thomas ; Patterson, Anne
; Feierstein, Gerald ; Kim, Yuri
; Jones, Stuart (Baghdad) ; Noland, Victoria
; Sloat, Amanda ; Richard, Elizabeth

Lu, Donald ; Epstein, Stephen ; Muniz, David
; Rapp, Laurel  From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 211 Cobb, William Cc: Ke1111a, Lisa Plane Team; SpecialAssistants
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
Thanks that would indeed belp. Jonathan Winer Original Message
From: Cobb, William
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:02
To: Winer, Jonathan
Cc: Ke1111a, Lisa Plane Team; SpecialAssistants
Subject: RE: Libya paper for ministerial
Jonathan, heads up, the Plane Team flipping the document the low side and will send you upon receipt. Everything
SBU and thought might easier for you make the edits the low side. V/r,
Will -----Original Message---->> From: Winer, Jonathan Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:59
To: Ke1111a, Lisa Plane Team; SpecialAssistants
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial will Safe travels.
Jonathan Winer
Original Messag
From: Kenna, Lisa
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 743
To: Winer, Jonathan: Plane Team; SpecialAssistants
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677386 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677386 Date: 06/12/2019
Subject: Libya paper for ministerial
Jonathan, about fly commercial. need ask favor. Please find the office the hotel some point not too late
tomorrow morning and ask the team open the Libya ministerial script for you. Please have look and edit add detail for wants very precise laying out your message and proposal. lfwe have shift gears Monday, can that. need give his script soon departs Saudi for Vienna. Thank you for everything.

This email UNCLASSIFIED.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677386 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
Berndt, Jeremy 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 7:29
Winer, Jonathan 
Re: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
RELEASE PART
1.4(8),B1 ,B5, 1.4(D),B6
Think Roopa will reaching out set your meeting. She working unrelated Egypt work now.
Sent from BlackBerry smartphone.
Original Message
From: Berndt, Jeremy
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 20161:08
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Fw: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
!DECONTROLLED] heads that Roopa has idea pitch you additional element approach with egypt/uae. She has discussed with
Finer. believe youll hear from her separately.
Best, Jeremy
Sent from BlackBerry smartphone.
Original Message
From: Winer, Jonathan 
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 :54
To: Sison, Michele Crocker, Bathsheba LoGerfo, Gregory NEA-LibyaCoordination; Kaidanow, Tina Siberell Justin
Rangaswamy, Roopa; Nuland, Victoria
Subject: Fw: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
Classified Director A/GIS/IPS, Dos
For your awareness
06/12/2019 Class: CONFIDENTIAL Reason:
1.4(8), 1.4(D) Declassify on: 05/15/2026
Jonathan Winer
Original Messagd-----From: Winer, Jonathan 
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 :45
To: Sayles, Ambrose Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants; Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL; Patterson, Anne Finer,
Jonathan Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas LoGerfo, Gregory Desrocher, John Ziadeh, Susan Bodde, Peter (LEO)
Subject: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
Below provide update ofmy thinking Libya ahead the Ministerial. intended complement the formal paper framing
how see things following Friday meeting with UAE Councilor State Gargash and incorporating other recent developments. adding senior colleagues Libya this distribution.
1.4(D)
1.4(8
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
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!==========================--,--,-----,-----,--1.4(0)
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(8)
1.4(0)
Jonathan Winer
Original Message
From: Sayles, Ambrose
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 :11
To: Winer, Jonathan: Kerma, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team: S_SpecialAssistants: Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staft~Assistants-DL: Patterson, Arme
Subject: RE: Libya paper for ministerial
Thank you. will review and include the draft the Secretarys book, pending any additional edits.
Best,
Plane Team
-----Original Message----From: Winer, Jonatl1an
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:08
To: Sayles, Ambrose Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants: Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL: Patterson, Arme
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
,=E=n~cl=os~ed----~-----------------------------1.4(8)
1.4(0)
Jonathan Winer
Original Message~---~
From: Sayles, Ambrose
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
To: Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Winer, Jonathan; Cobb, William Plane Team: Specia!Assistants; Munir, Jw1aid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL
Sub.1ect: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
Copy. will make sure they are not included.
Ambrose Sayles
Executive Secretariat
U.S. Department State
+1-202-315-8190 May 14, 2016, 23:21, Kenna, Lisa  wrote: Please drop the strategic framing points because Andrew has done opening statement. Txs. May 14, 2016, 16:16, Sayles, Ambrose  wrote: Hello Everyone,
Attached the SBU Libya for S/E Willers edits. will plan place the updated version the Secretarys book tomorrow
arom1d noon.
Thank you,
Ambrose -----Original Message---->> From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Satwday, May 14, 2016 2:11
To: Cobb, William
Cc: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team: SpecialAssistants
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
Thanks that would indeed help. Jonathan Winer Original Message
From: Cobb, William
Sent: Satwday, May 14, 2016
To: Winer, Jonathan
Cc: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team; SpecialAssistants
Sub.1ect: RE: Libya paper for ministerial
Jonathan, heads up, the Plane Team flipping the document the low side and will send you upon receipt. Everything
SBU and thought might easier for you make tbe edits the low side. V/r,
Will -----Original Message---->> From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Satwday, May 14, 2016 1:59
To: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial will
Safe travels.
Jonathan Winer+
Original Message~---~
From: Kenna, Lisa
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 743
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
To: Winer, Jonathan: Plane Team: S_SpecialAssistants
Subject: Libya paper for ministerial
Jonathan, about fly commercial. need ask favor. Please find the office the hotel some point not too late
tomorrow morning and ask the team open the Libya ministerial script for you. Please have look and edit add detail for
wants very precise laying out your message and proposal. Ifwe have shift gears Monday, can that. need give his script soon departs Saudi for Vienna. Thank you for everything.

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677389 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Super helpful, thx.
Kaidanow, Tina 
Sunday, May 15, 2016 6:59
Winer, Jonathan 
Re: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
RELEASE PART
1.4(8),B1 ,BS, 1.4(D),B6
[DECONTROLLEDJ
Sent from BlackBerry smartphone.
Original Message
From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 5:54
To: Sison, lvfichele Crocker, Bathsheba LoGerfo, Gregory NEA-LibyaCoordination; Kaidanow, Tina Siberell Justin
Rangaswamy, Roopa; Nuland, Victoria
Subject: Fw: Update Libya Ahead Ministerial
For your awareness
Classified Director A/GIS/IPS, Dos 06/12/2019
Class: CONFIDENTIAL~ Reason: 1.4(8), 1.4(D)
Declassify on: 05/15/2026
Jonathan Winer~~---~
Original Message
From: Winer, Jonathan 
Sent: Sunday, May 15, 2016 :45
To: Sayles, Ambrose Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants; Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL; Patterson, Anne Finer,
Jonathan Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas LoGerfo, Gregory Desrocher, John Ziadeh, Susan Bodde, Peter (LEO)
Subject: Update Libya Ahead lvfinisterial
Below provide update thinking Libya ahead the lvfinisterial. intended complement the formal paper
framing how see things following Friday meeting with UAE Councilor State Gargash and incorporating other recent
developments. adding senior colleagues Libya this distribution.
1.4(D)
1.4(D)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(8)
1.4(0)
1.4(8)
1.4(0)
--~-~~~~~~----~~--~-~~---~~-~~~~ ear goo mgs out Intenor Mimster oias reporte meetings Cairo. Butt ere are now signs. Egyptian Ambassador Liby:
called our carefully drafted Joint communique draft provocative. Press reports have Sisi attacking the presidential guard concept 1.4(0)
advocating lifting the arms embargo for Haftars forces they not the GNA are the Libyan government, and appealing
Russia support these positions.
1.4(8)
1.4(0)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
Jonathan Winer
Original Message
From Savles Ambrose
Sent: sW-:day: lv1ay 2016 1111
To: Winer, Jonathan; Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants; Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL; Patterson, Anne
Subject: RE: Libya paper for ministerial
Thank you. will review and include the draft the Secretarys book, pending any additional edits.
Best
Plane Team
-----Original Message----From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Sunday, lv1ay 15, 2016
To: Sayles, Ambrose Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Cobb, William Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants; Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staft~Assistants-DL; Patterson, Anne
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
,=E=n=clo=s~ed~._ _-,--_ 1.4(B)]
Jonathan Winer
Ongmal Messae
From: Sayles, Ambrose
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 10:50
To: Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Winer, Jonathan; Cobb, William Plane Team; S_Specia!Assistants; Munir, Junaid Jay; NEA-Staff-Assistants-DL
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial
Copy. will make sure they are not included.
Ambrose Sayles
Executive Secretariat Department State
+1-202-315-8190 May 14, 2016, 23:21, Kenna, Lisa  wrote:
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(0)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019 Please drop the strategic framing points because Andrew has done opening statement. Txs. May 14, 2016, 16:16, Sayles, Ambrose  wrote: Hello Everyone, Attached the SEU Libya for SIB Winers edits. will plan place the updated version the Secretarys book tomorrow
around noon. Thank you, Ambrose -----Original Message---->> From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 2:11 To: Cobb, William Cc: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team; Specia!Assistants
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial Thanks that would indeed help. Jonathan Viner Original Message
From: Cobb, William
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 8:02 To: Winer, Jonathan Cc: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team; S_Specia!Assistants
Subject: RE: Libya paper for ministerial Jonathan,
Asa heads up, the Plane Team flipping the document the low side and will send you upon receipt. Everything
SEU and thought might easier for you make the edits the low side. V/r, Will -----Original Message---->> From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 1:59 To: Kenna, Lisa Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants
Subject: Re: Libya paper for ministerial will Safe travels. Jonathan Winer Original :tviessagLe-----~
>>From: Kenna, Lisa Sent: Saturday, May 14, 2016 7:43 To: Winer, Jonathan; Plane Team; S_SpecialAssistants
Subject: Libya paper for ministerial Jonathan, about fly commercial. need ask favor. Please find the office the hotel some point not too late
tomorrow morning and ask the team open the Libya ministerial script for you. Please have look and edit add detail for wants very precise laying out your message and proposal. have shilt gears Monday, can that. need give his script soon departs Saudi for Vienna. Thank you for everything. 
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677392 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
RELEASE PART
1.4(8),B1 ,BS, 1.4(0)
Finer, Jonathan (Temp) 
Monday, June 2016 10:58
Winer, Jonathan ; Finer, Jonathan ; Kenna,
Lisa ; Sullivan, Thomas ; Patterson,
Anne ; Bodde, Peter (LEO) ;
Leaf, Barbara ; Ziadeh, Susan 
Sison, Michele ; Crocker, Bathsheba
; Nuland, Victoria 
Re: Update Libya for Ahead ofUAE Meeting
Jon, dropping whose role was obviously key, but helluva job you and rest NEA team wrestle this
back track. Thanks and glad have visit keep pushing forward.
!DECONTROLLED]
From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Tuesday, June 2016 10:49
To: Finer, Jonathan Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas SESTravell, User; Patterson, Anne Bodde, Peter (LEO);
Leaf, Barbara Ziadeh, Susan
Cc: Sison, Michele Crocker, Bathsheba Nuland, Victoria
Subject: Update Libya for Ahead UAE Meeting
Update Libya Ahead Meeting Abu Dhabi
Summary: DAE-Hosted SOM Libya. Sunday, together with Ambassador Bodde and
Ambassador Leaf, attended the P3+1taly/Egypt/UAE senior officials meeting (SOM) Libya, which our
Emirati colleagues had invited short notice.
1.4(B)
1.4(D)
Classified Director A/GIS/IPS, Dos
06/12/2019 Class: CONFIDENTIAL~ Reason:
1.4(8), 1.4(0) Declassify on: 06/06/2026
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(B)
1.4(0
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(B)
1.4(0) Leveraging the Secretarys Engagement with MbZ:
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
~----------------------~~I Next StepJ
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677397 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Kaidanow, Tina 
Tuesday, June 2016 2:14
Winer, Jonathan 
Re: Update Libya for Ahead ofUAE Meeting
Always helpful, many thanks
RELEASE PART ,BS, 1.4(D),B6
!DECONTROLLED]
Sent from BlackBerry smartphone.
From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Tuesday, June 2016 11:02
To: LoGerfo, Gregory Rscher, Jonathan NEA-LIBYADESK; Kiser, Kathryn (LEO); Siberell, Justin Kaidanow,
Tina Miller, Walter McGurk, Brett Wolff, Terry; Quanrud, Pamela Rubinstein, Daniel (Tunis); Rapp, Laurel Kim, Yuri Kenney, Kristie Shannon, Thomas Starr, Gregory Bass, John
Subject: Fw: Update Libya for Ahead UAE Meeting
For your awareness add those who received this first. May more than many you outside NEA will
want but its fresh review where are Libya and crosses many lines effort and geography.
Jonathan Winer~~----~
From: WinerJ@state.gov
Sent: Tuesday, June 2016 6:47
To: Jonathan Finer; Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas SESTravell, User; Anne Patterson; Amb. Peter Bodde; Leaf,
Barbara Ziadeh, Susan
Cc: Ambassador Michele Sison; Crocker, Bathsheba Nuland, Victoria
Subject: Update Libya for Ahead UAE Meeting
Update Libya Ahead Meeting Abu Dhabi
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tBBU~ Summary: DAE-Hosted SOM Libya. Sunday, together with Ambassador Bodde and
Ambassador Leaf, attended the P3+1taly/Egypt/UAE senior officials meeting (SOM) Libya, which our
Emirati colleagues had invited short notice.
Classified Director A/GIS/IPS, Dos 06/12/2019 Class: CONFIDENTIAL Reason: 1.4(D)
Declassify on: 06/07/2026
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(0)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
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UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
B1-.....-,
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1.4(0) Next Steps.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677400 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
[RELEASE PART ,B5, 1.4(D),B6]
Epstein, Stephen 
Thursday, June 2016 11:08
Sent:
[DECONTROLLED]
Winer, Jonathan 
To:
Subject:
Thought sent this, but found under stacked windows screen...
Attach:
Timeline and Checklist for
___________
___::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::..._ 1.4(D)
From:
Timeline pasted here the top, with email chain following. cant find your name any the distros. was
small, working level group that roughed out, and was abandoned before was finalized.
1.4(D)
Timeline and Checklist for
Classified Director
A/GIS/IPS, DoS
06/12/2019 Class:
CONFIDENTIAL~ Reason:
1.4(D) Declassify on:
06/09/2026
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(0)
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
1.4(0)
From: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad)
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 7:45
To: Powers, Elizabeth
Cc: Ventresca, Greg Epstein, Stephen Chiusano, Erica
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama TodayL___J
Beth,
Based some points from Greg and info from EMB Tirana, added few additional items (highlighted yellow) that
need resolved order for the relocation move forward.
Thanks again for your help with this; much appreciated!
Aleks
1.4(0)
This email UNCLASSIFIED.
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department State Case
No. F-2018-00827 Doc No. C06677402 Date: 06/12/2019
From: Powers, Elizabeth
Sent: Saturday, January 16, 2016 12:44
To: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad)
Cc: Ventresca, Greg Chiusano, Erica (Baghdad)
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Toda~~-~
The attached timeline
1.4(0)
ncludes Hand Steve Epsteins input, well Fs. Hope this helps!
From: Powers, Elizabeth
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 5:23
To: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad)
Cc: Ventresca, Greg Chiusano, Erica (Baghdad)
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Toda~
~--~
AleksAttached rough timeline. soon get input from key offices (Hand has already provided their input.
Steven will provide updated copy.
Cheers,
Beth
From: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad)
Sent: Thursday, January 14, 2016 9:23
To: Powers, Elizabeth
Cc: Ventresca, Greg Chiusano, Erica (Baghdad)
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Today
Beth,
Thanks much. are under pressure from our produce paper for them Sunday. understand that might
take longer than that obtain input from all the stakeholders, but you can provide with rough estimates that
would extremely helpful. will let the know that more accurate timetable for funding/relocation the
works.
Best,
Aleks
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Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Toda~
~-~ Aleks-
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expectations high and which would not able implement, important that get input from Steve, and
our grants team the estimated timeline. soon get that input, will pass on! timeline could also prove useful holding other stakeholders accountable for completing their actions!
1.4(0)
Cheers,
Beth
From: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad)
Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 9:20
To: Powers, Elizabeth
Cc: Rector, Henry (Baghdad); Ventresca, Greg Chiusano, Era (Baqrad)
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Today
1.4(0)
Beth,
Thanks much for this additional insight. Could you give rough estimate how quickly the $20M would available
for use and what needs take place order make happen? understand based your email below that there
are several steps involved the process, but would useful for know are looking two-three weeks
few months. Erica mentioned before, Ambassador asked provide him with timeline for funding and identify
any possible obstacles might need overcome part the process.
Separately, regarding UNOPS request, have $2.SM extend the monitoring program until the end the year?
Where would these funds come from?
Thanks much,
Aleks
eJElU
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Sent: Wednesday, January 13, 2016 1:47
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Cc: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad); Rector, Henry (Baghdad); Ventresca, Greg
Subject: RE: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Today
~-~ Erica checked back with Steve (who travelling with Jonathan). The paying for the refurbishment Albanias refugee
processing center, which way behind schedule. Jonathan and Steve are trying sure that the planned
refurbishment doesnt though did circle back with him that point.
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DAS Richard used Jonathans email spur and work out the exact source the funds and discuss the pre brief
with Congress. Also, have the paper work the notification teed for clearance, attached. Feel free provide
input. Once hear back from Fon the source the funds, Ill start clearing these and well send them after the
prebrief Congress. The grants team will also start working the amending the grant for relocation.
From: Chiusano, Erica (Baghdad)
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 2:32
To: Powers, Elizabeth
Cc: Zittle, Aleksandra (Baghdad); Rector, Henry (Baghdad)
Subject: PN: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Today
1.4(0) Beth Thanks very much for your updates the funding piece. informed the Ambassador and had some questions
Also, case you didnt see, here the latest from Jonathan Winer his discussions the Albanians (see below).
Thanks for all your help, seems like there some momentum this issue.
Best,
Erica
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Kim, Yuri Jones, Stuart (Baghdad); Nuland, Victoria Sloat, Amanda Richard, Elizabeth
Cc: Lu, Donald; Epstein, Stephen Muniz, David; Rapp, Laurel
Subject: Results Meeting Tirana with Rama Todayc:::J
While Ambassador and his team will soon
rovide details cable wanted alert all that toda
Rama agreed principl
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having appropriate logistical structures and support place. understands that the Secretary will visiting Albania enhance the relationship this winter -spring, and
that will receive invitation visit the and meet with with Presidential drop by, also celebrate
the bilateral relationship. also emphasized the need for partner with Albania throughout the process and
and then walk awavl
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There will lots heavy lifting ahead logistics and support but this team effort has now principle led
the opportunity achieve major humanitarian success. will now need execute diligently. There will capacity issues for the Albanians and for UNHCR, the risk bad behaviour some Iranians and some
Iraqis, and the will also need get funds available Fund quickly for use the initiative. 1.4(0)
Thank you all for your labors date this. There will great offurther work, but regardless, this
major step.
Jonathan Winer
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From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Dlugos, Barbara 
Friday, July 15, 2016 11:23
Winer, Jonathan 
RE: RESOLUTION .... Libya Update From Tunis
RELEASE PART
1.4(8),B1, 1.4(D),B7(F),B6 sent separate message. The noon flight does not operate the 19th (18 /20th etc.)
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From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 11:20
To: Dlugos, Barbara
Subject: RE: RESOLUTION .... Libya Update From Tunis
Yes, you can -the relatively late departure (noon) would enable theory have Tuesday breakfast meetings
with actors the security talks. Also, Frankfurt functional airport, unlike, for instance, Rome, which only sometimes
is. Just let know, thanks.
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From: Dlugos, Barbara
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 3:56
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: RE: RESOLUTION .... Libya Update From Tunis
Jonathan -Would you like try for same flights Tuesday the 19th possible?
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From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 10:54
To: Wirkkala, Julie Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Dlugos, Barbara; NEA-LIBYADESK; LoGerfo, Gregory Fischer, Jonathan Desrocher, John
Subject: RE: RESOLUTION .... Libya Update From Tunis
Thanks will work now with Barb Dlugos adjust travel return late Tuesday, that can Wednesday
for any needed briefing time anything else needed ahead this.
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From: Wirkkala, Julie
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 3:31
To: Kenna, Lisa Winer, Jonathan
Cc: Wirkkala, Julie
Subject: RESOLUTION .... Libya Update From Tunis apologies Andrea here with me, and updated from last night understand the new plan:
Ministerial re: Libya (with Italy, UAE, Egypt) will now WED, JULY 20from 4:00-5:30 pm-Protocol sending
invites. are shifting other mtgs that day accommodate.
Thurs will jammed is, with ISIL. need determine which bilats/pull-asides Swill around that,
btw.
Jonathan
can you make this work for your return any way?
From: Wirkkala, Julie
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 10:20
To: Kenna, Lisa Winer, Jonathan
Subject: RE: CONFLICT?? Libya Update From Tunis
Can you call when you get chance: 202 647 5106 7098
From: Kenna, Lisa
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 10:
To: Wirkkala, Julie Winer, Jonathan
Cc: Wirkkala, Julie
Subject: Re: CONFLICT?? Libya Update From Tunis
Hi, not but lets try trim everything. The pledging conf avail will solo shorter.
Sent from Black Berry smartphone.
From: Wirkkala, Julie
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016
To: Winer, Jonathan; Kenna, Lisa
Cc: Wirkkala, Julie
Subject: CONFLICT?? Libya Update From Tunis
Lisa -if this the Libya Ministerial for ISIL, had agreed the timing 2:00-3:00 Thurs 7/21 July between 2:30-4:30, has the Iraq Pledging conf. this separate Libya meeting connected
pledging conf?
From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 10:
To: Kenna, Lisa Wirkkala, Julie
Subject: FW: SBU Libya Update From Tunis
Lisa, touched base with Julie, who advised she understood this scheduled for Thursday July 21, rather than
Wednesday the 20th the latter which the day returns mid-day from overseas. would grateful for clarification which day intended Libya. Jonathan
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Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 1:42
To: Winer, Jonathan; Finer, Jonathan Sullivan, Thomas Miller, Andrea Wirkkala, Julie S_SpecialAssistants;
Rubin, Joshua Patterson, Anne Ziadeh, Susan
Subject: Re: SBU Libya Update From Tunis
Jonathan, Protocol drafting invitation for the ministerial occur July 4-5:30.
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From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 3:25
To: Finer, Jonathan Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas
Cc: Patterson, Anne Bodde, Peter (LEO); Sison, Michele Crocker, Bathsheba Rangaswamy, Roopa;
Desrocher, John Nuland, Victoria Kim, Yuri Kenney, Kristie McGurk, Brett Shannon, Thomas Blinken,
Antony Siberell, Justin Kaidanow, Tina Ziadeh, Susan
Subject: SBU Libya Update From Tunis update Secretary Kerry and for broader floor and leadership awareness, heres where things
currently stand Libya following meetings Rome yesterday with 3+Italy, Egypt, and UAE senior officials
meeting (SOM) focused supporting the GNA security, and just ahead UN-convened meetings Tunis the Libyan Political Dialogue and then, for the first time, diverse group security leaders with the
Presidency Council (PC).
TOP LINES TRIPOLI FALLING? NOT CURRENTLY. The young people who vandalized al-Sarra former
office the Tripoli naval base Monday and Tuesday were posturing rather than presenting real
security threat. one was injured, let alone killed. The incident was warning, however, that the needs get moving service delivery and show leadership security. INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMING TOGETHER? The Rome meetings yesterday
advanced the US, UK, and likely Italy readying move together offer complementary military train and
equip through arms embargo exception. France appears more likely provide non-lethal equipment only
through diplomatic channels, although some French security forces might continue operating under-theradar elsewhere (as publicly described French press accounts). UAE visibly happy with the approach
are taking, given our position that wont train militias, only forces under national command GNA.
1.4(0) ITALIANS ARE EXPECTING LIBYA MINISTERIAL MEETING THE FOUR (Italy, US, UAE, Egypt) NEXT
WEEK WASHINGTON. Rome, discussed exploring having this group, plus the and France,
brokering meeting among relevant Libyan security players see they can build modus
vivendi amongst one another against Daesh rte, and avoid fighting over territory that region.
Such sponsored meeting would not initially seek address broader issues, just this narrower
scope, but could important beginning. Well make more developed recommendations
US-ltaly-UK-France-UAE-Egypt sponsored security track early next week ahead the CSIL
Ministerial, based what happens Tunis the security track meetings first.
~WILL PULL OFF FIRST EVER LIBYA SECURITY TRACK MEETINGS TUNIS? Following meetings
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1.4(0) THE POLITICS WITHIN LIBYA ARE STILL MESS,
tMltl) EFFORTS GET PRESENCE ONGOING,! NEEDS STRENGTHENING, FAST,
1.4(0)
1.4(0)
llm still hoping get there before take annual leB1
second week August, and conditions permitting back multiple times during the seB7(Fhalf August and early September.
1.4(0)
BACKGROUND Blowing Off Steam the Naval Base: the beginning this week, al-Sarraj finally moved
off the naval base the Prime Ministers Office Building. held cabinet meeting and projected good image increased government functionality. Yesterday, the image was less positive.
Guards allowed group about 100 armed young people onto the naval base, where they
expressed their frustration with electricity outages trashing al-Sarrajs former office. AI-Sarraj
was not there, and have heard reports that anyone was endangered injured. With help
from are closely monitoring the situation, course, but for now the 1.4(B)
risk less that security will break down the capital than that the GNAs popular support will
1.4(0)
erode due legitimate grievances over basic services. help the GNA with this, weve continued they
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can finalize this, should give the GNA some tools get projects going and start delivering the
bread-and-butter results needs get the public behind it. the past, will prod the GNA
take the decisions and administrative actions necessary move forward.
tffltjtBuilding Out Security Architecture and Train and Equip Options with UAE, UK, Italy, Maybe .4(B)
~--=========================----1.4(0)
France:
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1.4(8)
1.4(0)
~Activating Dialogue Tunis:
1.4(8)
1.4(0)
NEXT STEPS
{SBUj The best opportunity build and the SOM Rome would the small group Libya ministerial
that the Secretary discussed with~---~ the Secretary decides forward with it. outline our
thinking, have sent concept note, which can update meetings Tunis unfold. also plan
pursue diplomatic engagement with LNA leadership vial
las soon this possible. will
incorporate any changes needed light any other initiatives that come fruition over the next few days.
Jonathan
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1.4(0)
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Winer, Jonathan 
Friday, July 15, 2016 1:42
RELEASE PART
1.4(8),B1,
1.4(D),B7(F),B6
Leaf, Barbara 
Re: SBU Libya Update From Tunis
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject: rely your judgment. Best
Jonathan Winer
1~====
From: Leaf, Barbara
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 6:39
To: Winer, Jonathan
Subject: Re: SBU Libya Update From Tunis
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Very helpful. Ill tomorrow morning look high side traffic. you think useful can telcon
tomorrow, too. share with DOD and NSC colleagues?
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Date: July 15, 2016 9:03:33 GMT+4
To: Leaf, Barbara 
Subject: FW: SBU Libya Update From Tunis
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CONFIDENTIAL Reason: 1.4(8), 1.4(D) Declassify on:
07/15/2026
Read out from Rome, and more.
From: Winer, Jonathan
Sent: Friday, July 15, 2016 1:26
To: Finer, Jonathan Kenna, Lisa Sullivan, Thomas
Cc: Patterson, Anne Bodde, Peter (LEO); Sison, Michele Crocker, Bathsheba Rangaswarny, Roopa; Desrocher,
John Nuland, Victoria Kim, Yuri Kenney, Kristie McGurk, Brett Shannon, Thomas Blinken, Antony
Siberell, Justin Kaidanow, Tina Ziadeh, Susan
Subject: SBU Libya Update From Tunis update Secretary Kerry and for broader floor and leadership awareness, heres where things
currently stand Libya following meetings Rome yesterday with 3+1taly, Egypt, and UAE senior officials
meeting (SOM) focused supporting the security, and just ahead UN-convened meetings Tunis the Libyan Political Dialogue and then, for the first time, diverse group security leaders with the
Presidency Council (PC).
TOP LINES
fS8Wi TRIPOLI FALLING? NOT CURRENTLY. The young people who vandalized al-Sarrajs former
office the Tripoli naval base Monday and Tuesday were posturing rather than presenting real
security threat. one was injured, let alone killed. The incident was warning, however, that the needs get moving service delivery and show leadership security.
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i8tl7 INTERNATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMING TOGETHER?
The Rome meetings yesterday
advanced the US, UK, and likely Italy readying move together offer complementary military train and
equip through arms embargo exception. France appears more likely provide non-lethal equipment only
through diplomatic channels, although some French security forces might continue operating under-theradar elsewhere (as publicly described French press accounts). UAE visibly happy with the approach
are kin
iven our osition that wont train militias onl forces under national command GNA.
1.4(0)
~----------------------------------~
f!(ll::rtlTALIANS ARE EXPECTING LIBYA MINISTERIAL MEETING THE FOUR (Italy, US, UAE, Egypt) NEXT
WEEK WASHINGTON. Rome, discussed exploring having this group, plus the and France,
brokering meeting among relevant Libyan security players see they can build modus
vivendi amongst one another against Daesh rte, and avoid fighting over territory that region.
Such sponsored meeting would not initially seek address broader issues, just this narrower
scope, but could important beginning. Well make more developed recommendations
US-ltaly-UK-France-UAE-Egypt sponsored security track early next week ahead the CSIL
Ministerial, based what happens Tunis the security track meetings first.
i8tl7 WILL PULL OFF FIRST EVER LIBYA SECURITY TRACK MEETINGS TUNIS? Following meetings
~THE POLITICS WITHIN LIBYA ARE STILL
--, NEEDS STRENGTHENING, FAST.
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B?(F) st111 noping get tnere oerore annual 1eave
second week August, and cond1t1ons permitting back multiple times during the second half August and early September.
BACKGROUND
(SDlcl) Blowing Off Steam the Naval Base: the beginning this week, al-Sarraj finally moved
off the naval base the Prime Ministers Office Building. held cabinet meeting and projected good image increased government functionality. Yesterday, the image was less positive.
Guards allowed group about 100 armed young people onto the naval base, where they
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expressed their frustration with electricity outages trashing al-Sarra former office. AI-Sarraj was
not there and have hearrl reports that anyone was endangered injured. With help from
Iwe are closely monitoring the situation, course, but for now the risk less that security will break down the capital than that the NAs popular support will erode
due legitimate grievances over basic services. help the GNA with this, weve continued
1.4(B)
1.4(0)
fthey
can finalize this, should give the GNA some tools get projects going and start delivering the
bread-and-butter results needs get the public behind it. the past, will prod the GNA
take the decisions and administrative actions necessary move forward.
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