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Cablegate: Iaac/Walker: Nicaragua Non-Commital; 63rd

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P 301908Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
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RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1588
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RUMIAAA/CDR USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL PRIORITY

UNCLAS MANAGUA 002399

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DEPT FOR IO/MPR/SC BRIAN HACKETT
DEPT FOR IO/UNP
DEPT FOR WHA/FO AND WHA/CEN
USUN FOR RON GODARD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL AORC UN UNGA UNGA NU
SUBJECT: IAAC/WALKER: NICARAGUA NON-COMMITAL; 63RD
UNGA-STILL PUSHING D'ESCOTO

REF: A. SECSTATE 146857 (NOTAL)

B. MANAGUA 2008 (NOTAL)

1. (U) On October 25, poloff delivered reftel A demarche to
Mario Barquero, the new Director of International
Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, soliciting
Nicaragua's support for David Walker's candidacy for the
IAAC. Barquero offered no comment on Walker's candidacy, but
took a copy of the summary points and agreed to consider U.S.
views on the matter. Barquero also asked which other
countries were running candidates for the same position.

2. (SBU) Barquero used the opportunity to solicit U.S.
support for Miguel D'Escoto Brockmann (reftel B), Nicaragua's
choice for the GRULAC candidate for the presidency of the
63rd Session of the UNGA. Barquero claimed that the
Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) declared its support for
D'Escoto's candidacy in a meeting two months ago. He further
stated no other Latin American country has put forth a
nominee, indicating, in his words, "tacit support" for
D'Escoto.
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