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Cablegate: Hanoi Doubts Nam Foreign Minister's Statement Will Be

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R 170936Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
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INFO RUEHHM/AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH 4929
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA

UNCLAS HANOI 000832

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TAGS: IR KNNP MNUC PARM TRGY IAEA PERL UR
SUBJECT: HANOI DOUBTS NAM FOREIGN MINISTER'S STATEMENT WILL BE
"STRONGLY WORDED"

REF: STATE 74879

(SBU) On July 16, Poloff met Vu Tran Phong of the Vietnamese
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' (MFA) International Organization
Department to deliver reftel points on language concerning Iran's
nuclear program for the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Foreign
Minister's statement. Phong said Hanoi has not yet seen a draft of
this statement. He said, however, that the consensus process by
which the NAM decides matters likely will result in a statement that
is not "strongly worded." Phong said Vice Foreign Minister Pham
Binh Minh will head Hanoi's delegation to the June 27-30 meetings in
Tehran.

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