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Cablegate: Ambassador Conveys Us Concerns On Unga Emergency

Published: Fri 17 Nov 2006 05:12 PM
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TAGS: PREL UNGA SP IS
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR CONVEYS US CONCERNS ON UNGA EMERGENCY
SPECIAL SESSION
REF: STATE 188244
(U) During a previously scheduled November 17 meeting with
Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos, Ambassador Aguirre
expressed USG concern with the tone and substance of the 10th
Emergency Special Session of the UN General Assembly and its
consideration of a resolution on the unfortunate incident in
Beit Hanun. Moratinos replied that he had not been briefed
on the subject, but said he suspected the French and by
extension the EU might be difficult on the matter. However,
he promised to read the text and said that Spain would see if
it could work to soften the text of the resolution.
Ambassador urged Spain to vote against the resolution or, at
a minumum, to abstain.
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