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Cablegate: Bahrain: U.S. Nominee for International Criminal

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001594

SIPDIS

STATE FOR NEA/ARPI, S/WCI, L/UNA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KJUS KAWC PHUM PREL BA UNGA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: U.S. NOMINEE FOR INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL
TRIBUNAL FOR THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

REF: STATE 218465

1. (U) Pol/Econ chief delivered reftel demarche October 12
concerning Judge Theodor Meron's nomination for reelection as
permanent judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) to MFA Director for
International Organizations Ghassan Shaikho. Shaikho
responded that Bahrain would support Meron's reelection. He
stated that there was a "gentleman's agreement" to renew the
mandates of all the judges sitting on the ICTY. Even in the
absence of the agreement, Bahrain would vote in favor of
Judge Meron's reelection.

MONROE

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