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STATE FOR EUR/NCE - DAVID KOSTELANCIK
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL, PTER, MOPS, IS, LE, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA TO ENDORSE UNSC RESOLUTION ON LEBANON
REF: SECSTATE 132517
1. (SBU) Post delivered reftel demarche on Aug 12 to MFA Director General for Global Affairs Stelian Stoian and also provided a copy to Presidential Advisor Claudiu Saftoiu.
2. (SBU) Stoian, who was in the proces of preparing briefing materials on Lebanon for Romanian President Basescu, reported that Romania would issue a political statement on August 12 in support of the UNSC resolution. Stoian was pleased to receive the demarche and asked for information as to what countries have committed to providing troops for the expanded peace keeping operation. He indicated that Romania was not committed at this time to sending forces to Lebanon. He asked whether the U.S. would be contributing troops to the peacekeeping operation, and suggested that might influence Romania's final determination. Taplin