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E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/01/2016 TAGS: PHUM, PREL, KPAO, UNHCR-1, LE, FR SUBJECT: FOLLOW-UP DEMARCHE ON HCR SPECIAL SESSION ON LEBANON
REF: A. STATE 130904
B. PARIS 5400 C. STATE 130145
Classified By: PolMC Josiah Rosenblatt for reasons 1.4 (B & D).
1. (C) Deputy Polcouns shared ref A points August 10 with MFA DAS-equivalent for IO Human Rights Affairs Beatrice Le Fraper du Hellen. Ref B reports the results of his initial, August 9 discussions with Le Fraper in accordance with ref C. Deputy PolCouns asked Le Fraper to bring to the attention of the Political Director ref A in addition to ref C.
2. (C) Fraper indicated that she had discussed both U.S. demarches (refs A and C) with her superiors that that she could confirm her initial remarks of the previous day (ref B), particularly with respect to the GOF's "less stringent" position on the principle of allowing the HRC to discuss issues with which the UN Security Council may also be seized.
3. (C) On the substance of the draft resolution, however, Fraper assured Deputy PolCouns that France fully shared U.S. concerns about the draft resolution's total lack of balance in dealing with Hezbollah (she enumerated a number of U.S. points with which she said France was in complete agreement).
4. (C) Fraper said there was an ongoing debate within the EU at the moment about whether to approach the Arab states and tell them directly that they needed to take a more balanced approach. The idea would be to put the onus on them to put forward a more balanced resolution or pay the price for their posturing subsequently. She indicated that France was in favor of such an approach, while an unspecified number of other member states opposed.
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