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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Encouraging Contributions To

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTERPREL UNSC LE AJ
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: ENCOURAGING CONTRIBUTIONS TO
THE SPECIAL TRIBUNAL FOR LEBANON

REF: STATE 129919

1. (SBU) A/DCM delivered reftel demarche to Deputy Foreign
Minister Mahmud Mammadguliyev on September 21, noting Foreign
Minister Mammadyarov's interest in the Lebanon crisis during
the summer of 2006 and Azerbaijan's growing role as an
international donor. Mammadguliyev responded that
international tribunal issues were handled by the MFA's Legal
Department and promised to convey the information to Deputy
Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, who oversees legal issues.
Mammadguliyev asked how Russia had voted on UNSC 1757 and
also expressed surprise that the Tribunal's estimated annual
operating costs were so high.

2. (U) We also briefed MFA Americas Desk staff on this issue
in a September 21 telcon, asking that the information be
conveyed to the MFA Legal Department.
LU

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