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Cablegate: Paamama: Iran, Burma and Dprk Human Rights

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FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
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C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 000877

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/19/2018
TAGS: PGOV PHUM PM PREL
SUBJECT: PAAMAMA: IRAN, BURMA AND DPRK HUMAN RIGHTS
DEMARCHE REINFORCED

REF: A. A: SECSTATE 118278
B. B: PANAMA 00859

Classified By: Ambassador Barbara J. Stephenson for reasons 1.4 (b) and
(d)

1. (C) The Ambassador phoned Acting Foreign Minister
Ricardo Duran November 18 to reinforce the demarche from
reftel A, which had already been delievered to working level
MFA contacts as reported in reftel B. PolOff subsequently
contacted Director General for International Organizations
Delia Villamonte to further explain the demarche, and
reinforce the message. Acting FM Duran called the Ambassador
on November 19 to report that he had contacted the Panamanian
mission to the UN, and delivered instructions to oppose the
no-action motions, and to support the underlaying resolutions
in Iran, Burma and DPRK. He reported that Panamanian
Ambassador to the UN Ricardo Arias understood his
instructions, and would carry them out.
STEPHENSON

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