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Cablegate: Unsc Minurso Mandate Renewal: Russia On Board

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #1976 1201315
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 301315Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9807
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHAS/AMEMBASSY ALGIERS PRIORITY 0091
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID PRIORITY 0725
RUEHRB/AMEMBASSY RABAT PRIORITY 0114

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001976

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PGOV UNSC MO WI RS
SUBJECT: UNSC MINURSO MANDATE RENEWAL: RUSSIA ON BOARD

REF: STATE 56431

(SBU) We discussed the UNSC MINURSO mandate renewal with
Petr Illichev, Senior Counselor in the MFA'S International
Organizations Department, who told us that Russia, as a
member of the Friends of Western Sahara, supported the
Friends' text. He said that Moscow was aware that South
Africa might push for changes, but Russia was confident that
the mandate would be renewed without difficulty.
BURNS

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