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Cablegate: Lebanon to Support Goldstone Resolution

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SUBJECT: LEBANON TO SUPPORT GOLDSTONE RESOLUTION

REF: SECSTATE 112828

(SBU) We delivered reftel demarche to MFA desk officers Reina
Charbel and Hassan Saleh on November 3. Charbel informed us
that Lebanon intended to vote in favor of whatever resolution
on the Goldstone Report is tabled by the Arab League, but
said that the MFA would nonetheless inform the Lebanese
mission in New York of the U.S. position.
SISON

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