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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered - Cuba Embargo Resolution

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DE RUEHDR #1454 3041419
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 311419Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6998
INFO RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0458
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 001454

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

DEPT FOR IO/UNP JMARIZ, AF/E MBEYZEROV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNGA ETRD PHUM UN CU TZ
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED - CUBA EMBARGO RESOLUTION

REF: STATE 148506

1. (SBU) PolOff delivered reftel demarche to Noel Kaganda,
Office of UN Affairs in the Multilateral and Legal Department
of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International
Cooperation. Kaganda expressed familiarity with the U.S.
position on the Cuba embargo resolution and referenced
President Bush's October 24 address on the USG Cuba policy.
PolOff stressed the importance of speaking out against the
deplorable human rights conditions in Cuba and urged the GOT
to make a strong Explanation of Vote that expresses support
for a democratic transition in Cuba. Kaganda said he would
forward our concerns and request, but did not confirm how the
GOT would vote on the resolution.
GREEN

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