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Cablegate: Kazakhstan: Demarche Response On Goldstone Report

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TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6760
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE 2115
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UNCLAS ASTANA 001966

SENSITIVE
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STATE FOR SCA/CEN, IO, DRL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM PTER KPAL IS KZ
SUBJECT: KAZAKHSTAN: DEMARCHE RESPONSE ON GOLDSTONE REPORT

REF: STATE 112828

1. (U) Sensitive but unclassified. Not for public Internet.

2. (SBU) On November 3, PolOff met with Assel Utegenova, head of
MFA's Cultural and Humanitarian Cooperation Division, to deliver
reftel points on the upcoming General Assembly debate on the Report
of the UN Fact-Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict (the Goldstone
Report). Utegenova conveyed her familiarity with the report but
lack of knowledge regarding its recommendations. She thanked PolOff
for providing the details. She said the MFA was still formulating
its position on the report, but promised the government will take
the U.S. position under advisement.

HOAGLAND

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