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Cablegate: Bahrain Unlikely to Vote Against Cuban Embargo Resolution

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DE RUEHMK #0985 3031422
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 301422Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY MANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7357
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0108

C O N F I D E N T I A L MANAMA 000985
SIPDIS
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STATE FOR IO/UNP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/30/2017
TAGS: UNGA ETRD PHUM UN CU BA
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN UNLIKELY TO VOTE AGAINST CUBAN EMBARGO RESOLUTION
REF: A. STATE 148506 B. STATE 148553

Classified By: DCM Christopher Henzel for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

(C) Pol/Econ Chief delivered ref A points to MFA director for International Organizations Fouad Darwish on October 30. Darwish listened attentively and welcomed the President's Freedom Fund initiative (ref B), but gave no indication that Bahrain would change its longstanding position of voting in favor of the Cuba resolution.

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