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Cablegate: Bahrain: Demarche On Convention to Ban Human

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UNCLAS MANAMA 001697

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TBIO BA UNGA KSCI
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: DEMARCHE ON CONVENTION TO BAN HUMAN
CLONING

REF: A. STATE 238954
B. MANAMA 1662
C. MANAMA 1622

Sensitive but unclassified (deliberative process); please
protect accordingly.

(SBU) On November 9, EconOff delivered points on the
resolution to ban human cloning before the Sixth Committee
(Ref A) to Ghassan Shaikho, MFA Director of International
Organizations. Shaikho noted Saudi Arabia's support for the
Costa Rican resolution and indicated that he expected Bahrain
would follow the SAG lead (Ref B) and vote in favor of the
resolution as currently drafted. He did not clarify whether
the GOB had received a fatwa from Bahrain's Ministry of
Islamic Affairs (Ref C) that would help the GOB justify its
position.
MONROE

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