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Cablegate: Panama: Additional Demarche On Iran Nie Delivered

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R 171610Z DEC 07
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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1559
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
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C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 001876

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/17/2017
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PARM PREL IR PM
SUBJECT: PANAMA: ADDITIONAL DEMARCHE ON IRAN NIE DELIVERED

REF: A. (A) STATE 165967
B. (B) PANAMA 1838
C. (C) PANAMA 1828
D. (D) STATE 162558

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Panama Continues to Watch Iran Closely
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1. (C) "Panama continues to watch the Iran situation
closely," First VP and FM Samuel Lewis told Ambassador in
response to presentation of reftel A demarche. Lewis
indicated that he understood that the U.S. Iran policy had
not changed. MFA Senior Advisor for UN Security Council
Affairs Nils Castro thanked Ambassador for facilitating a
briefing by a State expert on Iran's nuclear programs (reftel
B); "His briefing was a real education and helped us to
understand the gravity of the Iran situation."

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Comment
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2. (C) Post does not sense any shift in Panama's position
since Ambassador's December 3 delivery of reftel D demarche,
reported in reftel C. Ultimately, Panama's comfort level on
dealing with Iran in the UNSC will be highest if there is a
broad consensus in support of a Chapter VII resolution.
EATON

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