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Cablegate: Demarche On Iranian Un Security Council Resolutions

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R 101221Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY ACCRA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7100

UNCLAS ACCRA 001319

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E.O. 12958:N/A
TAGS: PARM MNUC KNNP IR GH

SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON IRANIAN UN SECURITY COUNCIL RESOLUTIONS

REF: STATE 105173

1. (SBU) Economic Chief Philip Cummings delivered the reftel
demarche and non-paper on UN Security Council Resolution 1835
regarding Iran and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty to Mr. Akwasi
Agyare, acting Director of the AmericaQs Bureau at the Ministry of
Foreign Affairs.

2. (SBU) In response to the demarche, Agyare raised the subject of
IranQs cultural activities and ODA (Overseas Development
Assistance), and added that an Iranian NGO was also active in one of
the Muslim communities in Ghana. Nonetheless, he agreed that the
Iranian nuclear issue was of a higher priority to the international
community. Mr. Agyare promised to pass the request up to his
superiors with a recommendation for action.

3. (SBU) COMMENT: Given the upcoming Ghanaian presidential and
general elections, Iranian spending within Ghana, and the existence
of diplomatic ties between the two countries, Post does not expect
further substantive action by the Government of Ghana on this in the
short term. END COMMENT

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