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Cablegate: Czech Republic Supports Need for Special Tribunal

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SUBJECT: CZECH REPUBLIC SUPPORTS NEED FOR SPECIAL TRIBUNAL
FOR LEBANON

REF: STATE 129919

1. (SBU) Embassy political officer spoke with Czech desk
officers for Syria and Lebanon regarding the Special Tribunal
for Lebanon to try those responsible for the assassination of
former Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. These Czech officials
indicated that the EU is generally supportive of this
tribunal. The Czech government has not made any decision on
whether it will be able to financially support this tribunal,
if and when they are approached by the UN, although these
officials noted that the EU will continue to put pressure on
Syria to fully cooperate with the tribunal.
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