Cablegate: Sudan: Demarche On Un Country Specific Human Rights
DE RUEHKH #2691 3220909
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 180909Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY KHARTOUM
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 5264
UNCLAS KHARTOUM 002691
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC PHUM PREL UN SU
SUBJECT: Sudan: Demarche on UN Country Specific Human Rights
Ref: a) State 182267, b) State 184178
1. (SBU) Pol/Econ Chief delivered Ref A demarche to MFA Director of
the Americas Abdel Rahman Sharfi on November 7; Charge Powers and
Pol/Econ Chief subsequently delivered Ref B demarche to MFA Under
Secretary Mutriff Siddiq on November 9.
2. (SBU) U/S Mutriff responded that UN country resolutions should be
objective and not subject to retaliatory measures. He stated that
they should be debated openly and voted upon, with the UN's response
to human rights issues "upgraded." Mutriff also said that he would
pass the demarche on to the Department for International
Organizations for further review.
3. (U) Post will follow-up with the MFA to determine if specific
positions have developed on the individual country resolutions.