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Cablegate: Portugal Urged to Oppose Unga Resolutions With

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SUBJECT: PORTUGAL URGED TO OPPOSE UNGA RESOLUTIONS WITH
ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

REF: SECSTATE 123081

Pol-Econ officer delivered reftel message to Portuguese MFA
Deputy Director for International Affairs Sara Martins and
urged Portugal to oppose UNGA resolutions with an anti-Israel
bias. Since Portugal's positions on UN issues are closely
coordinated with other EU member states, the GOP will
probably follow EU consensus on whether to oppose or abstain
on future votes on anti-Israel measures. Martins did not
provide further substantive comments.
BALLARD

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