81850 10/13/2006 17:03 06PARIS6788 Embassy Paris CONFIDENTIAL 06STATE170214 VZCZCXRO8987 OO RUEHDBU RUEHFL RUEHKW RUEHLA RUEHROV RUEHSR DE RUEHFR #6788 2861703 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 131703Z OCT 06 FM AMEMBASSY PARIS TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2201 INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY RUEHSF/AMEMBASSY SOFIA PRIORITY 0479 RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0467 C O N F I D E N T I A L PARIS 006788
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/01/2016 TAGS: PREL, FR, EU, PGOV, KPAL, UNAUS, YI, SR, BO, MK, SU, CG, I, LE, IR, IZ, UP SUBJECT: PRE-GAERC DEMARCHE TO FRANCE: POINTS DELIVERED
REF: A. STATE 170214
B. PARIS 6736 C. PARIS 6709 D. PARIS 6696 E. PARIS 6651 (NOTAL) F. PARIS 6498 G. D'ELIA-ELDRIDGE EMAIL OF 10/12
Classified By: PolMC Josiah Rosenblatt for reasons 1.4 (B & D).
1. (SBU) We shared all ref A points October 11 with MFA DAS-equivalent for CFSP Emmanuel Cohet, Balkans points with DAS-equivalent for the Balkans Edouard Beslay, and Middle East points with DAS-equivalent for Lebanon/MEPP Herve Besancenot and DAS-equivalent for Iran Franck Gellet.
2. (C) Balkans: The GOF is completely in agreement with the U.S. position and judges that the U.S. points would help contribute to maintaining support for that position among new member states, especially as regards cooperation with ICTY and support for Martti Ahtissari on Kosovo.
3. (SBU) We were unable to obtain a substantive reaction on other issues.
4. (SBU) North Korea: See refs B, C and D.
5. (SBU) Venezuela: See refs E, F, and G. Please visit Paris' Classified Website at: http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/paris/index.c fm STAPLETON