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Cablegate: Iran Human Rights: Danes Trying to Get On

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ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 111001Z FEB 10
FM AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5490
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1601
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 0002

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STATE FOR NEA/IR, DRL, P

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PREL IR DA
SUBJECT: IRAN HUMAN RIGHTS: DANES TRYING TO GET ON
SPEAKERS LIST FOR UPR

REF: STATE 12108

(SBU) A/DCM delivered reftel demarche February 10 to Julia
Winding, Section Head in MFA's Human Rights Department
(Department Head Allan Jacobsen was out of the country).
Winding indicated in response that Denmark shares the USG
view and is keen to do its part. She said Denmark is trying
to get onto the speakers list for the Universal Periodic
Review of Iran, but that is proving to be a challenge because
so many countries are vying for places.
FULTON

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