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Viewing cable 08LONDON2589, SOMALIA: UK SUPPORTS USG COMPROMISE LANGUAGE IN SANCTIONS UNSC RESOLUTION REF: STATE 108662

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08LONDON2589 2008-10-10 12:12 2011-02-04 21:09 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
VZCZCXYZ0025
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLO #2589 2841240
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 101240Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0061
INFO RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS PRIORITY 3301
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1290
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 002589 

SIPDIS NOFORN 

DEPART FOR IO/PSC - JEAN CLARK E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/10/2018 TAGS: EFIN ETTC KTFN PREL PTER UNSC XW SO UK

SUBJECT: SOMALIA: UK SUPPORTS USG COMPROMISE LANGUAGE IN SANCTIONS UNSC RESOLUTION REF: STATE 108662 

Classified By: Political Counselor Richard Mills, reasons 1.4 (b/d). (C/NF) On the draft Somalia sanctions UNSC resolution (reftel), the UK is willing to drop "as designated by the Committee" from OP 3 and supports the compromise language in OP 14 stating the Council's intention to "review" the measures in twelve months, according to FCO Sanctions Officer Felicity Jones. Jones told us October 10 that London did not support UKUN's suggestion to include "as designated by the Committee or by Member States," and it would be best to drop the clause entirely. Additionally, the compromise language on time limitations "suits HMG fine." Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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