Viewing cable 08ROME288
Title: ITALY ON SOMALIA AND PIRACY IN THE UNSC

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08ROME2882008-03-06 13:21:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Rome
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P 061321Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ROME
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9951
INFO RUEHMIL/AMCONSUL MILAN PRIORITY 9290
RUEHFL/AMCONSUL FLORENCE PRIORITY 2947
RUEHNP/AMCONSUL NAPLES PRIORITY 3099
C O N F I D E N T I A L ROME 000288 
 
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SIPDIS 
 
DEPARTMENT FOR IO/UNP JOE FITZGERALD, L/OES ASH ROACH AND 
AF/RSA JUN BANDO 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/06/2018 
TAGS: KCRM PBTS PREL UN UNSC IMO XA XW SO IT
SUBJECT: ITALY ON SOMALIA AND PIRACY IN THE UNSC 
 
REF: STATE 18101 
 
Classified By: Political Officer Gabriel Escobar, for reasons 1.4 (b) a 
nd (d). 
 
(C) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA UN Desk Officer 
Luca Laudiero February 25.  Laudiero said Italy had no 
objection in principle to additional UNSC action to combat 
piracy off the coast of Somalia, which Italy agreed was a 
serious problem.  He said, however, that it was unlikely 
Italy would be able to provide direct assistance, such as 
naval assets. 
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