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Cablegate: Poland Seeks Us Support for Un Security Council

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P 041538Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY WARSAW
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RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD PRIORITY 0124
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1405
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SIPDIS

FOR EUR/NCE AND IO/UNP

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL IZ PL UNSC
SUBJECT: POLAND SEEKS US SUPPORT FOR UN SECURITY COUNCIL
STATEMENT CONDEMNING ATTACK ON POLISH AMBASSADOR


1. (SBU) On Thursday, October 4, Andrzej Sados, Under
Secretary of State for International Relations called in the

SIPDIS
DCM to request US support in reqeusting that the UN Security
Council issue a statement condemning the October 3 attack on
the Polish Ambassador to Iraq. The DCM was handed the
proposed text for the statement. Please see paragraph 3 for
the text of the statements.

2. (SBU) The Polish Government is flexible on the
language/phrasing of the statement, however, Sados expressed
strong interest in having the text released as a Presidential
Statement from the President of the UN Security Council
instead of a press release. Sados indicated that the Polish
Ambassador to the UN had already shared the proposed text
with the USMission to the UN and with the President of the
Security Council.

3. (U) Text of proposed statement:

--The Security Council condemns the October 3 attack in
Baghdad against the Polish Ambassador to Iraq which resulted
in the wounding of the Ambassador and the killing of one
member of his personal security detachment team and injuries
to two others. The attack also killed at least one Iraqi
civilian.

--The Security Council expresses its deepest sympathy and
condolences to the victims of this attack and to their
families, and to the Government of the Republic of Poland.

--The Security Council underlines the need to bring the
perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of this act
to justice and urges all States, in accordance with their
obligations under international law and resolution 1373
(2001), 1566 (2004) and 1624 (2005), to cooperate with the
Governments of Poland and Iraq in this regard.

--The Security Council reaffirms that terrorism in all its
forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious
threats to international peace and security and that any acts
of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of
their motivations, wherever, whenever and by whomsoever
committed.

--The Security Council further reaffirms the need to combat
by all mean, in accordance with the Charter of the United
Nations, threats to international peace and security caused
by terrorist acts. The Council reminds States that they must
ensure that any measures taken to combat terrorism comply
with all their obligations under international law, in
particular international human rights, refugee and
humanitarian law.

--The Security Council reiterates its determination to combat
all forms of terrorism, in accordance with its
responsibilities under the Charter of the United Nations.
ASHE

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