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Cablegate: Unifil: Usun Raises Embassy Beirut Security

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 142040Z AUG 08
FM USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4806
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT IMMEDIATE 1463

UNCLAS USUN NEW YORK 000732

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PTER ASEC KPKO UNSC LE
SUBJECT: UNIFIL: USUN RAISES EMBASSY BEIRUT SECURITY
INCIDENTS WITH UN DPKO MIDDLE EAST CHIEF

REF: BEIRUT 998

(SBU) POL officers met July 21 with Wolfgang Weisbrod-Weber,
Asia and Middle East Division Director in the Office of
Operations of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations
(DPKO), and raised the issue of the suspicious incidents
involving the Indian contingent of UNIFIL detailed in reftel.
Per reftel instruction, we orally provided him with a
summary of the incidents and gave him a paper copy of the
following message: "Prior to any appointment at the U.S.
Embassy, UNIFIL members should send an e-mail to
DSRSOBeirut@state.gov stating the time, date, and vehicle
information." Weisbrod-Weber expressed deep concern about
the incidents and said he would follow up with UNIFIL.
Khalilzad

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