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Cablegate: National Assembly Extends Goam Non-Combat

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

081102Z Dec 05





E.O. 12958: N/A

REF: 04 YEREVAN 2787

Sensitive but unclassified. Please protect

(SBU) On December 8, the Armenian National Assembly
voted to extend Armenia's deployment of a non-combat
contingent to Iraq for an additional year. In contrast
to last December's original authorization, opposition
parties who are boycotting the National Assembly did
not return to vote (reftel). Most of the pro-
government coalition (with the exception of the
Dashnaks) and non-aligned members, voted to extend the
contingent's mandate, and it cleared the National
Assembly by a vote of 73 for to 12 against, with one
abstention. (Note: The resolution needed a simple
majority of 66 votes to pass the National Assembly.
End Note.)

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