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Cablegate: Second Session Human Rights Council Demarche

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SUBJECT: SECOND SESSION HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL DEMARCHE
DELIVERED

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1. (U) Poloff delivered reftel demarche and non-paper to
MFA Director for OSCE, CE, and Human Rights Issues, Steluta
Arhire and MFA Director for UN, Petru Dumitru. Both stated
they were in agreement with US comments on the Human Rights
Council issue and GOR would support our position as a member
of EU group on the Council.

2. (SBU) Dumitru said Cuba was clearly using procedural
delays to keep the Council from focusing on substantive
issues. He also said it was unfortunate that establishing a
new Human Rights Council had given Cuba and the other
hardliners an "open box to play in'' in which they could
cause trouble. He said the Council's recent behavior, if
allowed to continue, would damage the credibility of the new
council.
Taubman

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