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Cablegate: Goldstone Demarche: No Immediate Response

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DEPT FOR IO/HR PAUL KRUCHOWSKI, IO/UNDP ANDREW MORRISON, AND NEA/IPA
JEFFREY GIAUQUE
USUN FOR ELLEN GERMAIN

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TAGS: PREL PHUM PTER IS KPAL WZ
SUBJECT: GOLDSTONE DEMARCHE: NO IMMEDIATE RESPONSE

REF: STATE 15722

1. Ambassador Irving and PolOff met with Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation Acting Legal Advisor
Vulindlela Kunene, in the unavailability of more senior officers, to
deliver points per reftel on February 24. Mr. Kunene offered no
immediate substantive response regarding Swaziland's position on the
new Palestinian Observer Mission draft General Assembly resolution,
and indicated he would speak with the Foreign Minister on the issue
later that day.

2. Post post has found that, as with many international
organization issues, the most successful tactic has been to directly
lobby the Swazi UN Permanent Representative, who has a broad mandate
and apparently rarely consults with headquarters.

IRVING

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