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Cablegate: Building Blocks for February 18 Unsc

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL UNSC AG MO WI PBTS
SUBJECT: BUILDING BLOCKS FOR FEBRUARY 18 UNSC
CONSULTATIONS ON WESTERN SAHARA

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Summary and Action Request
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1. (SBU) USUN may draw from the points and questions in
paragraph three for the February 18 Security Council
consultations on the Western Sahara.

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Objective
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2. The U.S. objective is to indicate support for the UN-led
process.

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Talking Points
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3. (SBU) Begin Points:

-- I want to thank Ambassador Ross for his briefing.

-- The U.S. government continues to fully support the UN
Secretary General and Ambassador Ross in their efforts to
find a peaceful, sustainable, and mutually-agreed solution to
the Western Sahara conflict.

-- We welcome the two rounds of informal talks held under
Ambassador Ross,s auspices, both those in August and
February 10-11, and appreciate the UN Special Envoy,s review
of the discussions held to date and the suggested next steps.


-- Such talks promote the goal of increasing trust between
the parties. Given the serious issues facing the region, we
hope that all parties will continue to engage in confidence
building measures.

-- While recent events have intensified some of the existing
tensions in the area, we hope that all parties will focus on
the need to resolve the question of Western Sahara in
accordance with resolution 1871 and previous Security Council
resolutions.

-- (If raised) The purpose of today,s briefing is not to
review the MINURSO mandate which will be addressed in April
after the Secretary General,s report has been issued.

-- (If raised) The Deputy Assistant Secretary for Maghreb
Affairs met with the four delegations following the second
round of informal talks to directly express U.S. government
support for the UN negotiation process and the importance of
finding a mutually agreed solution to the WS conflict.
CLINTON

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