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Cablegate: Iceland: Likely Vote for U.S. Candidate for Committee On

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RUEHLZ RUEHPOD RUEHROV RUEHSR RUEHVK RUEHYG
DE RUEHRK #0354 3621622
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 281622Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3531
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0090
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0048
RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE

UNCLAS REYKJAVIK 000354

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DEPT FOR IO/RHS, DRL, EUR/NB

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA IC
SUBJECT: ICELAND: LIKELY VOTE FOR U.S. CANDIDATE FOR COMMITTEE ON
ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

REFS: A) STATE 157655

B) STATE 169376

1. (U) Upon receipt of ref A, Post delivered reftel points and CV
for Mr. Pierre-Richard Prosper, U.S. candidate for the UN Committee
on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Post followed up with
a diplomatic note to reiterate our request for support.

2. (SBU) On Dec. 21, Pol Chief spoke to Ingibjorg Davidsdottir,
Counsellor for Human Rights at the Icelandic Ministry for Foreign
Affairs regarding Mr. Prosper's candidacy. Davidsdottir reported
that both her department and Iceland's UN Mission in New York had
recommended to the Foreign Minister that Iceland support Mr.
Prosper. Though Davidsdottir could not unequivocally pledge
Iceland's support at that time, she said a vote for Mr. Prosper was
"very likely."

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