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Cablegate: Lesotho: Somali Piracy Demarche Delivered

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RR RUEHBZ RUEHDU RUEHJO RUEHRN
DE RUEHMR #0127 1301028
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 091028Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MASERU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3659
INFO RUCNSAD/SADC COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0092
RUEHMR/AMEMBASSY MASERU 4076

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DEPT ALSO FOR AF/S, IO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL PHSA EWWT KCRM UNSC SO LT
SUBJECT: LESOTHO: SOMALI PIRACY DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 47531

On May 9, Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Lesotho's Ministry
of Foreign Affairs Americans and Europe Desk Director Pitso
Makosholo. While agreeing that piracy off the Somali coast was
a troubling problem, he did not offer substantive comment on the
UNSC draft resolution. He said that he could follow up on the
issue with Lesotho's mission in New York.

NOLAN

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