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Cablegate: Response to Iran P-5+1 Talks

Published: Mon 4 Aug 2008 03:17 PM
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TAGS: PREL PGOV IR SL
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO IRAN P-5+1 TALKS
REF: STATE 76649
1. (SBU) Ambassador delivered reftel points to Foreign
Minister Bangura of Sierra Leone on July 17.
2. (SBU) The FoMin supported the presence of U.S. Envoy
Under Secretary Burns at the July 19 Geneva discussions. She
understood the gathering was not one for negotiations but
was, nevertheless, an important underscoring of the P5 1's
offer to Iran.
3. (SBU) Comment: Iran has recently opened an Embassy in
Freetown and its existing consulate served as one venue for
the National Electoral Commision's Voter Education
presentation before Sierra Leone's July 5 local elections.
End Comment.
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