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00THEHAGUE1673
2000-06-06 11:53:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
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DUTCH THOUGHTS ON UNFICYP MANDATE REVIEW, OIL FOR

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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001673 

SIPDIS


STATE FOR IO, SCC WESTON, EUR, EUR/UBI


E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2010
TAGS: PREL MARR KPKO ETTC IZ CY UK NL UNSC
SUBJECT: DUTCH THOUGHTS ON UNFICYP MANDATE REVIEW, OIL FOR
FOOD RENEWAL


REF: A. SECSTATE 103854

B. SECSTATE 105600


CLASSIFIED BY POLCOUNS STEPHEN R. KELLY; REASONS 1.5 (B,D).


BACK UNFICYP EXTENSION, DUTCH TROOPS LEAVING IN 2001
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C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001673

SIPDIS


STATE FOR IO, SCC WESTON, EUR, EUR/UBI


E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2010
TAGS: PREL MARR KPKO ETTC IZ CY UK NL UNSC
SUBJECT: DUTCH THOUGHTS ON UNFICYP MANDATE REVIEW, OIL FOR
FOOD RENEWAL


REF: A. SECSTATE 103854

B. SECSTATE 105600


CLASSIFIED BY POLCOUNS STEPHEN R. KELLY; REASONS 1.5 (B,D).


BACK UNFICYP EXTENSION, DUTCH TROOPS LEAVING IN 2001
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1.(SBU) THE DUTCH SUPPORT AN EXTENSION OF UNFICYP'S MANDATE
AND RECOGNIZE THE NEED TO CONTINUE INDICATING STRONG
INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT FOR COMPREHENSIVE SETTLEMENT TALKS
(REF.A).


2.(C) AS FOR UNFICYP'S COMPOSITION, DUTCH MFA UN AFFAIRS
OFFICIALS NOTED TO POLOFF THAT THEIR 99-MARINE UNFICYP
CONTINGENT WILL ROTATE OUT OF CYPRUS NO LATER THAN JUNE 2001.
THEY SAID THAT THEY ARE REMINDING THE UK OF THIS PLANNED STEP
AND RECALLED THAT THEIR COMMITMENT TO UNFICYP ALWAYS HAS BEEN
LIMITED TO A THREE-YEAR TERM. THEY SAID THAT THIS MOVE DID
NOT REPRESENT A DIMUNITION OF THEIR INTEREST IN CYPRUS, BUT
RATHER MARKED THE END OF THE SUSTAINABLE DEPLOYMENT PERIOD
FOR THE AD HOC MARINE TASK FORCE NOW INCORPORATED INTO THE
UK'S UNFICYP FORCE.


UK DRAFT ON OIL-FOR-FOOD OK, BUT STILL HAS PROBLEMS
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3.(C) THE DUTCH PLAN TO WORK OFF THE UK DRAFT OIL-FOR-FOOD
RESOLUTION, PER. REF.B, BUT CONSIDER THAT IT DOES NOT GO FAR
ENOUGH IN STREAMLINING ITEMS THAT NEED SANCTIONS COMMITTEE
ATTENTION. DUTCH MFA UN AFFAIRS DIRECTOR PIM DUMORE SAID
THAT DUTCH VIEWS ON THESE SANCTION ISSUES ARE "WELL KNOWN IN
WASHINGTON AND IN NEW YORK." POLOFF NOTED THAT THE U.S.
VALUED OUR DIALOGUE WITH AMBASSADOR VAN WALSUM ON SANCTIONS
QUESTIONS AND THOUGHT THAT THE UK DRAFT INCORPORATED MANY OF
VAN WALSUM'S SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THE OIL-FOR-FOOD
PROGRAM.


4.(C) DUMORE SAID THAT HE RECOGNIZED THAT THE UK DRAFT IS AN
IMPROVEMENT ON THE STATUS QUO, BUT CAUTIONED THAT, AS
CURRENTLY DRAFTED, IT STILL LEAVES "TOO MANY UNNECESSARY
ITEMS ON THE SANCTIONS REVIEW LISTS, UNDERMINING THE
POLITICAL RESOLVE SUPPORTING CONTINUED MONITORING OF
TRANSFERS TO IRAQ OF KEY DUAL-USE ITEMS THAT MIGHT SERVE WMD
RECONSTITUTION PURPOSES." HE WARNED THAT, UNLESS FURTHER
REFINED TO ANSWER "THE HUMANITARIAN SYMPATHIES CHAMPIONED IN
THE FRENCH DRAFT AND POPULAR WITH EUROPEAN PARLIAMENTS AND
PUBLICS," THE POLITICAL SUPPORT FOR AN OIL-FOR-FOOD PROGRAM
THAT STILLS RETAINS PROPER SAFEGUARDS ON DUAL-USE ITEMS WILL
FURTHER SUFFER.
FENDRICK