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Cablegate: U.S. Draft Resolution On "Condemning the Use Of

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TAGS: AORC UN PHUM KWMN SOCI FR
SUBJECT: U.S. DRAFT RESOLUTION ON "CONDEMNING THE USE OF
RAPE AS AN INSTRUMENT OF STATE POLICY": FRENCH SUPPORT, BUT
WILL JOIN EU CONSENSUS

REF: STATE 135255

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Raphael Trapp,
MFA desk officer covering the Rights of Women and Children on
October 16. Trapp said the French support the resolution in
principle, but national preferences aside, they are obligated
to join the EU consensus.

2. (SBU) Without detailing the debate on this subject
within the EU, Trapp urged the U.S. to press the Portuguese,
as coordinator of the EU position.

Please visit Paris' Classified Website at:
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm


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