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Cablegate: Greece Encouraged to Make Contribution to Special

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SUBJECT: GREECE ENCOURAGED TO MAKE CONTRIBUTION TO SPECIAL
LEBANON TRIBUNAL

REF: SECSTATE 129919

1. (SBU) On September 18, DePolCouns and PolOff delivered
reftel demarche encouraging Greece to make a contribution to
the special Tribunal for Lebanon to Ambassador Alexandros
Rallis, deputy head of the MFA D1 Directorate for
International Organizations. Rallis said Greece recognized
the importance of the tribunal and that he had already made a
recommendation to his minister to offer a donation. Rallis
said he argued that offering a contribution, however small --
"even if it's just one euro" -- was an important symbolic
gesture of support for justice in Lebanon. While Rallis
believed that Greece would make some contribution, he was
unable to say at what level.
COUNTRYMAN

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