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Cablegate: Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Notifying Un About

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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0596
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 7810

UNCLAS STATE 014847

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER UNSC LE SY
SUBJECT: SPECIAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON: NOTIFYING UN ABOUT
ADDITIONAL U.S. CONTRIBUTION


1. (U) This is an action request. Department requests post
provide written notification to the UN that the U.S. intends
to donate an additional $9 million to the Special Tribunal
for Lebanon. USUN should deliver the notification no later
than noon on February 13. See para 2 for a draft response.

2. (U) USUN should draw from the language below:

The United States is pleased to inform you of our intent to
provide an additional contribution in the form of a grant for
the Special Tribunal for Lebanon subject to necessary
Congressional notification. This letter reiterates Secretary
Rice's pledge for a $2 million contribution to the Special
Tribunal for Lebanon plus an additional $7 million to be used
for startup costs and the first year of operation. This
brings the combined U.S. contribution to $14 million for the
first year and start up costs.
RICE

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