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Mem 5: Implementation of Weapons Control Order 3 with Annex

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COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY MEMORANDUM NUMBER 5

IMPLEMENTATION OF WEAPONS CONTROL ORDER NO.3 (CP A/ORD/23
May 2003/03)

Acknowledging, that the CPA, relying upon Coalition Forces, is obligated to take all
measures in its power to restore and ensure, insofar as possible, public order and safety in
Iraq;

Recognizing, that while the Coalition Provisional Authority generally seeks to protect
diplomatic premises insofar as the current security environment permits, it is not required
to protect diplomatic facilities beyond the general obligation to restore, and ensure as far
as possible, public order and safety;

Noting, that foreign liaison officials may bring into Iraq and/or maintain their own
security forces only in full coordination with and with the agreement of Coalition Forces,
including compliance with the procedures established pursuant to CPA Order Number 3
on Weapons Control, dated 23 May 2003;

Implementing CPA Order No.3, section 5, which establishes a Weapons Authorization
Program whereby individuals who can demonstrate a necessity to carry weapons may
apply for temporary weapons authorization cards (TWCs) in order to carry weapons,

I hereby promulgate the following:

Section 1
Definitions

"Foreign Mission Security Personnel" means (i) security personnel who are nationals
of the country represented by a foreign liaison mission who are accompanying the
mission and providing security services to such missions, (ii) employees of the
United Nations or United Nations Specialized and Related Agencies designated in
Annex A who are providing security services to the United Nations or the United
Nations Specialized and Related Agencies, and (iii) security firms authorized by the
CP A to provide security services to foreign liaison missions, the United Nations or
the United Nations Specialized and Related Agencies.

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"Small Arms and Defensive Weapons" means Small Arms as defined in CPA Order 3
including pistols, shotguns, and rifles firing ammunition up to an including 7.62mm
and Defensive Weapons including crew-served machine guns, non-lethal weapons
and riot control agents.

Section 2

Purpose

This Memorandum specifically authorizes foreign liaison missions, the United
Nations, and the United Nations Specialized and Related Agencies to enter into and
execute contracts for security services, and expressly permits the providers of such
services to perform those actions that are necessary to ensure proper security of
foreign mission personnel and facilities, including the carrying of weapons.

Section 3
Authorization of Security Contracts

Foreign liaison missions in Iraq are hereby authorized to carry out any actions
necessary to enter into and execute contracts with private security firms for the
purpose of providing appropriate security of foreign liaison mission facilities,
personnel, and operations.

Section 4
Weapons Authorization

Subject to the regulations of the Ministry of Interior, Foreign Mission Security
Personnel, so long as they remain authorized to provide such services within Iraq, are
hereby authorized to carry Small Arms and Defensive Weapons, when providing
security services to foreign liaison missions, the United Nations and the United
Nations Specialized and Related Agencies, their facilities, their personnel and their
operations. Such missions are directed to provide the locations of their facilities with
armed personnel to the CPA office advising the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the
CPA office advising the Ministry of Interior.

Section 5
Suspension of Laws

Any extant Iraqi law or regulation inconsistent with this Memorandum is hereby
suspended.

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MEMORANDUM NUMBER 5
IMPLEMENTATION OF WEAPONS CONTROL ORDER NO.3

ANNEX A

Security personnel authorized by the CPA may possess Small Arms and Defensive
Weapons to provide security for the following foreign liaison missions, the United
Nations, and the United Nations Specialized and Related Agencies, their facilities, their
personnel and their operations:

Algeria Italy Sri Lanka
Australia Iran Spain
Bahrain Japan Sudan
Bangladesh Jordan Switzerland
Bulgaria Korea Tunis
China Morocco Turkey
Czech Republic Netherlands UAE
Denmark Palestine United Kingdom
Egypt Philippines United States
France Poland
Germany Romania
Greece Russia United Nations
India Serbia/Montenegro United Nations Specialized
and Related Agencies

Security personnel of additional missions may be authorized to possess Small Arms and
Defensive Weapons by the CPA office advising the Ministry of Interior from time to
time.

United Nations Specialized and Related Agencies are:

1. Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
2. The International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and its affiliates,
the International Development Association (IDA) and the International Finance
Corporation (IFC).
3. International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
4. International Fund for Agricultural Development (IF AD)
5. International Labour Organization (ILO)
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6. International Maritime Organization (IMO)
7. International Monetary Fund (IMF)
8. International Organization for Migration (IOM)
9. International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
10. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
11. United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
12. Universal Postal Union (UPU)
13. World Health Organization (WHO)
14. World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
15. World Food Program (WFP)
16. World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it is a work of the United States federal government (see 17 U.S.C. 105).