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Cablegate: Latvia Concerned About Iran but Not Active in Upr Process

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SUBJECT: LATVIA CONCERNED ABOUT IRAN BUT NOT ACTIVE IN UPR PROCESS

REF: STATE 07242

(SBU) We delivered reftel demarche to Inese Freimane-Deksne, head of
the Human Rights Section of the MFA International Organizations
Department, on January 27. Freimane-Deksne indicated that Latvia is
supportive of the U.S. position. However, they are unlikely to
submit recommendations of their own in Geneva, in part due to
resource constraints. She said they would consider our request, and
noted that Latvia has been active on pressing Iranian human rights
issues within its capacity, including participation in EU efforts
and bilateral demarches at the Political Director level.

GARBER

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