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Cablegate: Maldives: Positions On Unga Third Committee

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7070
INFO RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 0483
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 7472
RUEHKT/AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU PRIORITY 5617
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 1487
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 2397
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0671

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DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS, IO, AND DRL

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TAGS: PGOV PHUM PREL KTIA UN MV
SUBJECT: MALDIVES: POSITIONS ON UNGA THIRD COMMITTEE
RESOLUTIONS

REF: STATE 145641

Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Maldives Ministry of
Foreign Affairs Assistant Director for UN Affairs Ahmed
Shiaan on October 23. Shiaan said Maldives remains undecided
on the country specific resolutions on Burma, North Korea,
Belarus, and Iran. The Maldives delegation in New York is
still reviewing the U.S. sponsored resolution on rape as an
instrument of state policy. He noted that although Maldives
is an OIC country, the Government will carefully review the
text of the OIC resolution on religious defamation before
deciding whether to endorse it. He confirmed that Maldives
will oppose the EU resolution on the death penalty.
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