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Cablegate: Dfi/Iamb Resolution: Dec 12 Update From New York

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SUBJECT: DFI/IAMB RESOLUTION: DEC 12 UPDATE FROM NEW YORK

REF: USUN 1164

1. (SBU) The Security Council met at expert-level on December
12 to discuss renewal of the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI)
and the International Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB).
Discussion went smoothly, and substantive requests were
largely as predicted. Russia requested language calling for
quarterly briefings on DFI/IAMB by the UN, and also called
for a briefing by the World Bank and IMF regarding the IAMB.
Several countries agreed with Russia,s request, including
South Africa, Libya, France, and Costa Rica. Separately,
Libya asked for inclusion of UNSCR 1790 language that deals
with sectarianism and national reconciliation. Belgium also
requested adding in a reference to Iraq,s upcoming elections.

2. (SBU) Turning to next steps, Council members agreed with
the basic timeline, barring any last-minute problems: the
draft resolution would go into blue on Tuesday, December 16,
with adoption on Wednesday, December 17. Council members
also agreed that the meeting on December 17 would be strictly
an adoption, without the need for a briefing or consultations.
Khalilzad

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