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Cablegate: Nigeria: Iran Unsc Sanctions Demarches Delivered

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P 041423Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2253
INFO RUEHZK/ECOWAS COLLECTIVE
RUEHOS/AMCONSUL LAGOS 8870
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEKDIA/DIA WASHDC
RHMFISS/HQ USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GE
RUZEJAA/JAC MOLESWORTH RAF MOLESWORTH UK

UNCLAS ABUJA 000422

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DEPT FOR AF/W, INR/AA
DEPT. OF ENERGY FOR GEORGE PERSON

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP IO NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: IRAN UNSC SANCTIONS DEMARCHES DELIVERED

REF: A. SECSTATE 21770
B. SECSTATE 19200
C. SECSTATE 19694
D. VIENNA 128

1. On March 4, PolOff delivered demarche and associated
nonpapers on UN Security Council (UNSC) sanctions against
Iran approved March 3 per SECSTATE 21770 to Nigerian Ministry
of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director for International
Organizations Charles A. Ononye. Mr. Ononye expressed
support for a tougher line on Iran and assured PolOff that
the GON would live up to its obligations per UNSC Resolution
1803.

2. In an earlier conversation, February 28, PolOff discussed
the issues raised in SECSTATE 19200 and 19694 with Mr. Ononye
and subsequently delivered the relevant nonpapers.

SANDERS

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