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Cablegate: Spain Supports U.S. Candidate for Un Human Rights

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PP RUEHAST
DE RUEHMD #2028 2231110
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111110Z AUG 06
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0493
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA PRIORITY 2014
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0195

UNCLAS MADRID 002028

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM UNHRC US SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN SUPPORTS U.S. CANDIDATE FOR UN HUMAN RIGHTS
COMMITTEE

REF: STATE 130575

Poloff delivered reftel demarche Spanish Sub-Director General
for Human Rights Fernando Fernandez-Arias on August 10.
Fernandez-Arias affirmed that Spain still intends to vote for
Professor Ruth Wedgwood for the UNHRC. He added that the
Spanish delegation in New York controls this decision and
suggested that the USG follow up at that level as necessary.

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Visit Embassy Madrid's Classified Website;
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/madrid/
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AGUIRRE

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