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Cablegate: Qatar Formally Requests U.S. Support for Human

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PP RUEHDE RUEHDH RUEHDIR
DE RUEHDO #0629 2921338
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 191338Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY DOHA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9450
INFO RUEHZM/GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1410
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0232

UNCLAS DOHA 000629

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR IO/RHS (NEVILLE)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL QA IR
SUBJECT: QATAR FORMALLY REQUESTS U.S. SUPPORT FOR HUMAN
RIGHTS COUNCIL SEAT

REF: DOHA 561

(SBU) Embassy received October 19 a diplomatic note from the
Ministry of Foreign Affairs notifying us formally (reftel)
that the State of Qatar is a candidate for membership on the
Human Rights Council for the period 2010-13 and requests U.S.
support for Qatar's election.

LeBaron

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