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Cablegate: Bahrain: Holocaust Remembrance Resolution

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

UNCLAS MANAMA 001529

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE

STATE FOR NEA/ARPI, IO/UNP-RHOTZ

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL BA IS UNGA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE RESOLUTION

REF: STATE 188927

Sensitive but unclassified; please protect accordingly. Not
for Internet distribution.

(SBU) Pol/Econ chief October 19 delivered reftel demarche
concerning the UNGA Holocaust Remembrance resolution to MFA
Director for International Organization Affairs Ghassan
Shaikho. Shaikho affirmed that Bahrain stands firmly against
genocide of any kind, be it directed against Jews or anyone
else. He said the Holocaust genocide was a humanitarian
issue that should not be politicized. The Bahraini mission
in New York was in contact with GCC, Arab, and Islamic
delegations at the UN on developing a joint position. He
promised to pass the demarche along with an update on the
state of play in New York to the Foreign Minister.

MONROE

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