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Cablegate: Argentina Tentatively Supports U.S.- Eu

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FM AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0908
INFO RUCNMER/MERCOSUR COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0205
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0711

UNCLAS BUENOS AIRES 000566

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SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA EU AR
SUBJECT: ARGENTINA TENTATIVELY SUPPORTS U.S.- EU
DECLARATION ON PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE

REF: SECSTATE 40380

(SBU) On April 22, Post delivered reftel demarche and talking
points to the Argentine MFA's Acting Director General of
Human Rights, Counselor Fabian Oddone. Oddone said the
declaration in principle is fine with the GOA. He later said
he rendered a positive opinion and forwarded it to the
Undersecretary for Foreign Policy for approval. Post will
follow-up to confirm MFA instructs its UN permrep to
co-sponsor the declaration.
WAYNE

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