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Cablegate: Nac Statement On Russian Actions in Georgia

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OO RUEHFL RUEHLA RUEHMRE RUEHROV RUEHSR
DE RUEHRK #0166 2241656
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 111656Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3754
INFO RUEHNO/US MISSION NATO BRUSSELS IMMEDIATE
RUEHXP/ALL NATO POST COLLECTIVE
RUCNOSC/ORG FOR SECURITY CO OP IN EUR COLLECTIVE

C O N F I D E N T I A L REYKJAVIK 000166

SIPDIS

FOR EUR/NB, EUR/RPM, EUR/RUS, EUR/CARC
ALSO S/ES-O Georgia Task Force

E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/11/2018
TAGS: NATO PARM KCFE RU GG IC
SUBJECT: NAC STATEMENT ON RUSSIAN ACTIONS IN GEORGIA

REF: STATE 85678

Classified by Ambassador Carol van Voorst for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

1.(C) Ambassador delivered reftel demarche to MFA Political Director
Greta Gunnarsdottir August 11. Noting that Iceland has publicly
endorsed the August 8 OSCE statement and the August 11 EU presidency
statement calling for immediate cessation of hostilities and a return
to negotiations, Gunnarsdottir said the MFA was following
developments closely, and was in close touch with its representatives
in NATO. The proposed key points will be carefully and quickly
considered.

2.(SBU) Echoing Foreign Minister Gisladottir's comments over the
weekend, Gunnarsdottir noted that the security and welfare of
civilians was a particular concern of the government of Iceland, and
was pleased to see the commitment to humanitarian assistance in the
proposed language.

van Voorst

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