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Cablegate: Mexico: Cuba Embargo Resolution

Published: Tue 30 Oct 2007 08:26 PM
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DE RUEHME #5652 3032026
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 302026Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MEXICO
TO RUEHXC/ALL US CONSULATES IN MEXICO COLLECTIVE
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INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0175
UNCLAS MEXICO 005652
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STATE FOR IO/UNP: JOHN MARIZ
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNGA ETRD PHUM UNAUS CU MX
SUBJECT: MEXICO: CUBA EMBARGO RESOLUTION
REF: STATE 148506
Poloff delivered reftel demarche October 29 to the Foreign
Secretariat's (SRE's) Deputy Director General for UN-Related
SIPDIS
Security and Legal Issues Julian Juarez Cardenas. Juarez said
that while Mexico respects the U.S. position, the GOM will
support the UNGA resolution condemning the U.S. economic
embargo against Cuba and plans to offer an intervention
backing this position. The GOM believes the embargo has a
negative impact on Cuba's economy and society without
achieving its stated objectives. Mexico objects to bilateral
sanctions and the extraterritorial nature of the embargo,
which he said can negatively impact Mexican companies.
Juarez added the GOM would not issue an Explanation of Vote,
and concluded by saying that Mexico does not vote for or
against countries, but rather on the merits of resolutions.
Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /
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