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Cablegate: Russia Supports U.S. Candidate for Convention

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DE RUEHMO #4241 2411353
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 291353Z AUG 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3385
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0350
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 5089

UNCLAS MOSCOW 004241

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA
SUBJECT: RUSSIA SUPPORTS U.S. CANDIDATE FOR CONVENTION
AGAINST TORTURE ELECTION

REF: SECSTATE 107670

Russia will support re-election of the U.S. candidate to the
UN Committee Against Torture, Ms. Felice Gear, in the
election scheduled for October 8, 2007, in Geneva (reftel).
According to a diplomatic note received on August 23,
Russian support for the U.S. candidate is dependent upon USG
agreement to support the Russian candidate to the Committee
in the election scheduled for 2009.
Burns

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