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Cablegate: New Zealand Position On Releasing the Coalition

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

S E C R E T WELLINGTON 000652

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP/ANP,

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/01/2014
TAGS: PREL OPDC MOPS MARR NZ
SUBJECT: NEW ZEALAND POSITION ON RELEASING THE COALITION
STATEMENT ON TERRORISM

REF: A. STATE 165043
B. WELLINGTON 648

Classified By: POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC COUNSELOR TIMOTHY P. ZUNIGA-BROWN
,
FOR REASONS 1.5(B,D)

(C) The GoNZ does not object to the release of the
Multinational Force (MNF) Statement on Terrorism as written
ref A. Bronwyn Evans-Kent, Security Policy Division, New
Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT), noted
that the document was still being circulated among MFAT
divisions, but no objections were anticipated. Should there
be any concerns over specific language, these would be
provided to Washington by COB August 2. She referred to
strong public statements by the NZ Prime Minister and Foreign
Minister (ref B) regarding NZ's policy of not making
concessions to terrorists. Evans-Kent also reiterated that
the GoNZ is not engaged in Iraq as part of the Coalition, and
preferred the Statement on Terrorism with the MNF moniker.
Swindells

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