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Cablegate: Morocco: Demarches On Goldstone Report

Published: Tue 3 Nov 2009 03:00 PM
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O 031500Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY RABAT
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0803
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0972
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV PRIORITY 3585
RUEHCL/AMCONSUL CASABLANCA PRIORITY 4760
RUEHJM/AMCONSUL JERUSALEM PRIORITY 1987
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STATE FOR IO/HR, IO/UNP, NEA/IPA AND MEA/MAG
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TAGS: PREL PHUM KPAL IS MO
SUBJECT: MOROCCO: DEMARCHES ON GOLDSTONE REPORT
REF: STATE 112823
(SBU) The Secretary, the Ambassador and NEA A/S Feltman
emphasized reftel themes during their November 2 audience
with King Mohammed VI, Prince Moulay Rachid, Prime Minister
Abbas El Fassi and Minister of Foreign Affairs and
Cooperation Taieb Fassi Fihri, as well as in a series of
meetings with other Moroccan and other senior G-8 and Arab
officials in Marrakesh for the Forum for the Future. On
November 3, PolCouns delivered the talking points to
Ambassador Mohammed Azeroual, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Inspector General for the Middle East (P-equivalent) in
Marrakesh. Azeroual fully understood the urgency of the
demarche and said he would ask Fassi Fihri to consider
reaching out to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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