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Cablegate: Mexico On the Unga First Committee Resolution On

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STATE FOR ISN/CATR (MALZAHN)

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TAGS: PARM PREL UNGA MCAP MX
SUBJECT: MEXICO ON THE UNGA FIRST COMMITTEE RESOLUTION ON
THE ARMS TRADE TREATY

REF: STATE 110403

(SBU) Poloff conveyed reftel points October 28 to Julian
Juarez Cadenas, Deputy Director General for UN-Related
Security and Legal Issues at the Foreign Relations
Secretariat (SRE). Juarez reiterated the position of the
Government of Mexico (GOM) in recent discussions between the
Mexican Embassy in Washington and the Department on the
resolution of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). Specifically, he
told Poloff that the GOM is against the requirement that
decisions be made by consensus in the ATT because it would go
against established procedures in the UN General Assembly and
would require a definition of consensus. He added that the
establishment of "veto powers" would weaken the treaty and
only strengthen the positions of those countries who are
against the treaty. He said that the GOM was open to
determine suitable language that might be acceptable to the
U.S. such as language used in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation
Treaty in which states make a firm commitment to reach
consensus.

Visit Mexico City's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/wha/mexicocity and the North American
Partnership Blog at http://www.intelink.gov/communities/state/nap /
FEELEY

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