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Cablegate: More Troops, Police for Monuc Approved by Un

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DE RUCNDT #1096 3251826
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 201826Z NOV 08
FM USMISSION USUN NEW YORK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5405
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHLGB/AMEMBASSY KIGALI PRIORITY 0298
RUEHKI/AMEMBASSY KINSHASA PRIORITY 1666

UNCLAS USUN NEW YORK 001096

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KPKO CG RW
SUBJECT: MORE TROOPS, POLICE FOR MONUC APPROVED BY UN
SECURITY COUNCIL

REF: A. STATE 123086
B. USUN1052
C. USUN 1004

1. (U) The UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1843 on
November 20, authorizing a temporary increase of MONUC's
military strength by up to 2,785 military personnel and the
strength of its formed police unit by up to 300 personnel.
The vote was 15-0. France, Costa Rica, Belgium, the United
Kingdom, and the United States sponsored the resolution.

2. (U) Only South African PermRep Kumalo addressed the
Council. Kumalo said he hoped this resolution would be an
encouragement for the political process, as the situation in
eastern DRC was "deteriorating very fast" and the
humanitarian situation was "dire."
Khalilzad

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