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Cablegate: Algeria: Unga Resolutions with Anti-Israel Bias

Published: Sun 23 Nov 2008 02:01 PM
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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 231401Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY ALGIERS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 6649
INFO RUEHRB/AMEMBASSY RABAT 2578
RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI
RUEHNK/AMEMBASSY NOUAKCHOTT 6562
RUEHNM/AMEMBASSY NIAMEY 1772
RUEHBP/AMEMBASSY BAMAKO 0763
RUEHTU/AMEMBASSY TUNIS 7432
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 2930
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 9097
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0521
UNCLAS ALGIERS 001241
SIPDIS
DEPT FOR IO/UNP AMORRISON
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA IS PA LE SY AG
SUBJECT: ALGERIA: UNGA RESOLUTIONS WITH ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS
REF: STATE 123081
We delivered reftel demarche to MFA Chief of Disarmament and
Nonproliferation Fethi Metref during a November 23 meeting in
which we urged Algeria to abstain or vote against UNGA
resolutions that contain an anti-Israel bias. Metref
received the demarche without comment; however, he assured us
that his colleagues in multilateral affairs would contact us
regarding any subsequent response. Given the Algerians'
support for such resolutions in the past, and their general
position on Palestine, we have no reason to believe that
Algeria will support the U.S. either in opposing or
abstaining from votes concerning resolutions with an
anti-Israel bias.
PEARCE
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