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Cablegate: Italy Will Maintain Position in Favor of the Iran

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UNCLAS ROME 005569

SIPDIS


E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM IR IT UNGA
SUBJECT: ITALY WILL MAINTAIN POSITION IN FAVOR OF THE IRAN
HR RESOLUTION

REF: A. STATE 318176

B. STATE 318063
C. STATE 338781
D. ROME 5335

1. POST DELIVERED REFTEL C POINTS TO MFA HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE
DIRECTOR, GIUSEPPE CALVETTA. CALVETTA REASSURED POST THAT
ITALY WILL NOT CHANGE ITS POSITION ON THE CANADA-US
CO-SPONSORED RESOLUTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN IRAN. CALVETTA
ADDED THAT HE HAD ALERTED FM FRATTINI'S STAFF OF U.S.
CONCERNS.

2. COMMENT: WHILE WE DO NOT ANTICIPATE THAT ITALY WILL
REVERSE ITS POSITION, ITALY WAS THE STRONGEST EU OPPONENT OF
CO-SPONSORSHIP OF THE RESOLUTION. FURTHERMORE, TEHERAN
"POSTPONED" FM FRATTINI'S SCHEDULED VISIT TO IRAN LAST MONTH
AT THE LAST MINUTE IN REACTION TO ITALY'S SUPPORT FOR THE
RESOLUTION (REF D). END COMMENT.
SEMBLER

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2003ROME05569 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED

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