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Cablegate: Request Delivered to Belarus to Oppose Resolutions With

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DE RUEHSK #0973 3310607
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 270607Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY MINSK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6671
INFO RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0227

UNCLAS MINSK 000973

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNGA BO IS
SUBJECT: REQUEST DELIVERED TO BELARUS TO OPPOSE RESOLUTIONS WITH
ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

Ref: State 159386

1. (SBU) Post delivered reftel talking points to the MFA November
23. No substantive comment has been received to date.

2. (SBU) On November 26, Pol/Econ Chief discussed the upcoming votes
with Andrey Rzheusskiy, Counselor in the MFA's USA and Canada
Department, and noted that abstentions by Belarus would carry added
significance this year following Aleksandr Lukashkenko's recent
anti-Semitic statements.

Stewart

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