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Cablegate: Un/Iraq: Russia's Block On Listings in 1518

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DE RUCNDT #0704 2192041
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 062041Z AUG 08
FM USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4757
INFO RUCNRAQ/IRAQ COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUEHGB/AMEMBASSY BAGHDAD IMMEDIATE 0683
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW IMMEDIATE 1212
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UNCLAS USUN NEW YORK 000704

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC ETTC IZ
SUBJECT: UN/IRAQ: RUSSIA'S BLOCK ON LISTINGS IN 1518
COMMITTEE

REF: SECSTATE 83244

1. (SBU) On August 4, Amb. Wolff delivered reftel demarche
to Russian Deputy Perm Rep Igor Shcherbak regarding Russia's
opposition to listing six new individuals in the 1518 (Iraq)
Sanctions Committee.

2. (SBU) Shcherbak replied that there had been no change in
Russia's position and that the issue remained with Moscow.
While he claimed that Russia's current hold on adding new
names was "technical," Shcherbak (protect) acknowledged
privately that general feelings about 1518 and the
individuals' links to Syria were possibly additional factors
for Moscow.
Wolff

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