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Cablegate: Un Security Council Resolution 1803 On Iran

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O 071721Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY BERN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4933
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2817
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0048
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0185

UNCLAS BERN 000125

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DEPT FOR ISN/RA (R.NEPHEW), IO/T (H.VONBEHREN), EUR/AGS
(Y.SAINT-ANDRE) AND NEA/IR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM MNUC KNNP IR SZ
SUBJECT: UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTION 1803 ON IRAN

REF: A. STATE 21770
B. BERN 107
C. BERN 102
D. BERN 68

1. (SBU) Emboff delivered non-papers in reftel A on March 4
to Roland Vock, Head of the Sanctions Task Force at the Swiss
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). Vock's
deputy, Thomas Graf, participated in the meeting. Vock said
that SECO already was working on the necessary steps for the
GOS to implement UNSCR 1803. He noted that implementation
would require a decision by the Federal Council, which he
anticipated would be forthcoming, though he was not yet able
to specify a date.

2. (SBU) Emboff delivered the non-papers in reftel A on March
5 to Alessandro Capelli in the MFA International Law
Division. Capelli said that relevant Swiss financial
institutions would be informed of the requirements of UNSCR
1803 the same day.
CONEWAY

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