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Cablegate: Encouraging Contributions to the Special Tribunal

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: UNSC PTER LE RS
SUBJECT: ENCOURAGING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE SPECIAL TRIBUNAL
FOR LEBANON

REF: STATE 129919

1. We delivered reftel demarche on October 4 to MFA Middle
East and North Africa Department First Secretary Timur
Zabirov. Zabirov expressed GOR support for the Tribunal
mission, although he could not specify the level of GOR
funding. Zabirov warned against the use of the Tribunal as a
means to a political agenda. While supporting the
investigation of former Lebanese PM Hariri's assassination,
the GOR opposes implicating Syria without clear evidence.
Burns

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