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Cablegate: Guidance for Press Statement On June 13 Unsc

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TO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 2042
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UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE

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TAGS: PREL MOPS UNSC IZ
SUBJECT: GUIDANCE FOR PRESS STATEMENT ON JUNE 13 UNSC
MID-YEAR REVIEW OF MNF-I

1. USUN is instructed to circulate the text below with other
UNSC members with a view to drawing upon it in the press
statement for the June 13 UNSC mid-year review of MNF-I.

2. Begin text: As required by resolution 1790 (2007),
members of the Security Council discussed on June 13 the
mandate of the Multi-National Force - Iraq (MNF-I), and
certain arrangements for the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI)
and the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB).

3. The members of the Security Council received a briefing
by Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, who provided the
Council with an update on current developments in Iraq.
United States Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad reported to the
members of the Council on behalf of MNF-I. UN Comptroller
Warren Sach also briefed on the status of the DFI and IAMB.
As requested by the Government of Iraq in its June letter,
the members of the Council agreed upon the continuation of
the MNF-I mandate and of the arrangements for the DFI and
IAMB, in accordance with resolution 1790 (2007).

4. The members of the Security Council also received a
briefing from on the activities of the United Nations
Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI). The members of the
Security Council expressed their appreciation for ongoing
United Nations support and encouraged continued and robust
United Nations assistance in support of the Iraqi people and
government. To this end, they encouraged the Government of
Iraq to work with the UN in finalizing the location of a new
UNAMI compound in Baghdad and agreement on a financial
contribution towards its construction.

5. The members of the Security Council welcomed the
successful completion of the May 29 conference in Stockholm
on the International Compact with Iraq. While noting
continued political, security, and humanitarian challenges
facing Iraq, members of the Security Council recognized the
important efforts made by the Iraqi government to improve
security, national reconciliation, budget execution,
reconstruction, and economic progress, as well as combat
terrorism and sectarian violence across Iraq.

6. The members of the Security Council reiterated their call
upon the international community, particularly the countries
in the region, to support Iraq in its pursuit of peace,
stability, and prosperity. They reaffirmed their strong
support for the independence, sovereignty, unity, and
territorial integrity of Iraq. End Text.
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