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Title: LATVIA WILL ABSTAIN ON ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS;

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09RIGA5632009-11-20 15:13:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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PLEASE PASS TO IO/UNP ANDREW MORRISON 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/20/2024 
TAGS: PREL UNGA KPAL IS LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA WILL ABSTAIN ON ANTI-ISRAEL RESOLUTIONS; 
CONSIDERING RESOLUTIONS WITH GOLDSTONE REPORT REFERENCES 
 
REF: SECSTATE 118799 
 
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POLCOUNS BRIAN H. PHIPPS FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D) 
 
¶1. (C) Pol/Econ Off delivered reftel demarche to Sarmite 
Danne, the Head of the Latvian MFA's International 
Organizations Division.  Ms. Danne said that Latvia also sees 
the need for more balance in the UN's resolutions regarding 
Israel and does not want such resolutions to negatively 
influence the peace process.  Latvia plans to continue to 
follow the EU's common position regarding such resolutions. 
Latvia will abstain, as it did last year, on the resolutions 
regarding the work of the three UN institutions listed in 
reftel. 
 
¶2.  (C)  Regarding the Goldstone Report, Latvia believes that 
the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva should carefully assess 
the Goldstone Report at its next general meeting.  Ms. Danne 
did not know Latvia's position on the three resolutions that 
contain oblique references to the Goldstone Report, but said 
that Latvia abstained from voting on all three resolutions 
last year.  Ms. Danne promised to follow up with Latvia's 
position on those three resolutions. 
 
GARBER