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Cablegate: France Still Intends to Co-Sponsor Rape Resolution

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TAGS: AORC KWMN SOCI UNGA FR
SUBJECT: FRANCE STILL INTENDS TO CO-SPONSOR RAPE RESOLUTION
IN ITS CURRENT FORM: COULD ABSTAIN IF AMENDMENTS WATER
DOWN INTENT

REF: STATE 155063

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche on November 13 to
MFA desk officer for International Organizations Fanny
Benedetti. Benedetti said that discussions within the French
government concerning the resolution were ongoing in Paris
and New York. As a co-sponsor of the current draft, France
intends to vote in favor of the resolution. However,
Benedetti noted that France could well abstain if amendments
watered down the objectives. She acknowledged the text had
evolved considerably from the original, suggesting that
France was beginning to suffer from amendment fatigue.

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


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