Translation:Mamadou El Hadji to the Ambassador of Niger in Rome (July 2001)
Message B [orig. “Messaggio” in Italian – decrypt only]
July 2001 [orig. “Luglio” in Italian – decrypt only]
Ambassador Niger Rome
A government representative (it means Iraq) [orig. “si intende dell’IRAQ” in Italian – decrypt only] has concluded his visit with his Nigerien colleague.
Negotiations are underway and look very promising.
It’s necessary that you keep in close contact with the ambassador (it means Iraq) [orig. “si intende dell’IRAQ” in Italian – decrypt only] in Rome concerning the transportation of metal 551.91 (?) [decrypt only – 551.81 in code]. The authorization for overflight arrived too late. Our government has decided to send the merchandise secretly by sea under the Gabon banner and tranship in international waters. Contact re-established. Very good work done together with the personal emissary of the Iraqi president.
It’s understood that this information is top secret and personal. Be on guard as far as all embassy personnel are concerned.
Secretary of State
MAMADOU EL HADJI