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Cablegate: Greeks to Vote Eu Line On Iran Resolution

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DEPARTMENT FOR EUR/PGI JEN ELDRIDGE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL GR IR
SUBJECT: GREEKS TO VOTE EU LINE ON IRAN RESOLUTION

REF: SECSTATE 117357

1. (SBU) DepPolCouns discussed reftel points with MFA D4
Directorate for Human Rights head Ilias Fotopoulos.
Fotopoulos believed Greece would vote against a no-action
motion and in favor of the resolution condemning the
deteriorating human rights situation in Iran. He said,
however, that consultations within the EU continued and that
Greece would follow the EU consensus, whatever that turned
out to be. He promised to inform us once the EU position
became clear. Fotopoulos confirmed that his Directorate --
and not only the D1 Directorate for International
Organizations -- had authority to provide instructions to the
Greek mission at the UN.

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