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Cablegate: Norway On the November 17 Emergency Special

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TAGS: PREL UNGA IS NO
SUBJECT: NORWAY ON THE NOVEMBER 17 EMERGENCY SPECIAL
SESSION OF UNGA

REF: STATE 188244

Post was unable to confirm how Norway will vote in the ESS
scheduled for 17 November. However, Tormod Endresen, head of
the MFA's Human Right's Section, noted that the GON is
disappointed to see the ESS invoked again and feels that it
is an improper use of the vehicle. Norway will strongly
discourage other nations from abusing the ESS process in the
future.
Whitney

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