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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Outreach for Iran Universal

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TAGS: IR PHUM PREL
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: OUTREACH FOR IRAN UNIVERSAL
PERIODIC REVIEW

REF: SECSTATE 07242

1. (SBU) Post delivered ref demarche to Milena Yotova of the
Human Rights Directorate at the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign
Affairs (MFA). Yotova welcomed our recommendations for the
U.N. Human Rights Council's Universal Periodic Review (UPR)
of Iran and pledged to review them in detail. Bulgaria is
undecided on whether to make a statement about Iran during
the UPR session. Yotova mentioned that in response to a
recent European Union (EU) demarche, the Director of the
Human Rights Directorate in the MFA held a meeting with the
Iranian Ambassador in Bulgaria to express Bulgarian and EU
concerns about the human rights situation in Iran.
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