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Cablegate: Indian Government Noncommittal On Goldstone Report

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C O N F I D E N T I A L NEW DELHI 001998

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FOR IO/RHS: CARI ENAV, KELLY RAZZOUK
NEA/IPA: JEFFREY GIAUQUE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/25/2019
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNHCR IS IN

SUBJECT: INDIAN GOVERNMENT NONCOMMITTAL ON GOLDSTONE REPORT

REF: SECSTATE 98567

Classified By: POLCOUNS Uzra Zeya for Reasons 1.4 (B, D)

1. (C) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Under Secretary for United Nations Economic and Social (UNES) Division Abhishek Verma on September 24. Verma explained this issue was being examined at senior levels within the Ministry and declined to offer a substantive response at this stage. Poloff emphasized to Verma that India's support for a balanced resolution, based on an unbiased approach to the Goldstone report, was of great importance to the United States.

2. (U) Post will continue to express our strong interest in this matter and will report progress septel.

ROEMER

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