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Cablegate: Bhutan Approached On Opposing Unga Plenary

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OO RUEHAST RUEHBI RUEHCI RUEHLH RUEHPW RUEHROV
DE RUEHNE #5254 3441112
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 101112Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9636
INFO RUCNCLS/ALL SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIA COLLECTIVE
RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0621
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA 1350
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 5780
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 7429

UNCLAS NEW DELHI 005254

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SIPDIS

DEPT FOR SCA/INS, DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KPAL KWBG PHUM PREF UNGA IS IN
SUBJECT: BHUTAN APPROACHED ON OPPOSING UNGA PLENARY
RESOLUTIONS WITH ANTI-ISREALI BIAS

REF: STATE 164424

1. (U) Poloff delivered ref A talking points to Royal
Government of Bhutan (RGOB) First Secretary Karma Choeda on
December 7, reinforcing the USG desire that the RGOB abstain
from voting to continue the mandate for the three UN
Committees named in ref A. Choeda affirmed that he would
raise the issue with officials in Thimphu and advised USUN
communicate directly with the Bhutanese Mission in NY for
faster results.
MULFORD

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