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Cablegate: Goldstone Report: Tanzania Likely to Abstain

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DE RUEHDR #0748 3071459
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 031459Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY DAR ES SALAAM
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8969
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK

UNCLAS DAR ES SALAAM 000748

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DEPARTMENT FOR IO/HR PKRUCHOWSKI, IO/UNP AMORRISON, NEA/IPA
JGIAUQUE, USUN NEW YORK EGERMAIN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PHUM PTER KPAL TZ
SUBJECT: GOLDSTONE REPORT: TANZANIA LIKELY TO ABSTAIN

REF: STATE 112828

(SBU) PolOff delivered reftel demarche to MFA Foreign
Affairs Officer John Kambona on November 3. Although Kambona
said that GOT typically abstains on such political
resolutions to maintain good relations with its friends from
the "east and the west", he promised to pass the information
regarding the Goldstone Report and upcoming UNGA debate to
his colleagues at the Tanzanian mission in New York.
ANDRE

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