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Cablegate: Third Additional Protocol to Geneva Conventions

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

UNCLAS KINGSTON 001538

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CAR (BENT)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PHUM PREF PREL IS SZ JM ICRC
SUBJECT: THIRD ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL TO GENEVA CONVENTIONS

REF: STATE 104272

On June 14, Poloff delivered reftel talking points to Pamela
Ingleton, International Organizations Department, Ministry of
Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade (MFAFT). Ingleton accepted
the message, and acknowledged that she had received the May
27 Swiss Circular Note. She agreed that there is no reason
to wait any longer to convene a diplomatic conference, and
that delaying in anticipation of peace in the Middle East
could mean postponing the matter indefinitely. Asked whether
the GOJ would indicate its support for a late-November
conference, Ingleton replied that she would review the
Circular Note and suggested that the GOJ might reply after
the June 17 deadline proposed by the Swiss. Post will report
any further details as they become available.
TIGHE

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