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Cablegate: Iceland's Position Unchanged On Unga Resolutions

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FM AMEMBASSY REYKJAVIK
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4224
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DEPT PASS TO IO COLLECTIVE
IO/UNP FOR MORRISON

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/18/2019
TAGS: PREL UNGA KPAL IS SY LE IC
SUBJECT: ICELAND'S POSITION UNCHANGED ON UNGA RESOLUTIONS
WITH ANTI-ISRAEL BIAS

REF: STATE 118799

Classified By: CDA SAM WATSON FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D)

1. (C) Post delivered points contained in reftel to Emil
Breki Hreggvidsson, Counsellor in the Foreign Affairs
Department at the Icelandic Ministry of Foreign Affairs on
November 18. Hreggvidsson stated that the Government of
Iceland has not changed its position of abstaining or being
absent from the votes on the three resolutions listed in
reftel.
WATSON

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