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04BRUSSELS4874
2004-11-15 17:13:00
SECRET//NOFORN
Embassy Brussels
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EU COUNCIL RESPONSE ON QUINT ICTY DEMARCHE

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						S E C R E T BRUSSELS 004874 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

THE HAGUE FOR CLIFF JOHNSON

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/15/2014
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KAWC SR YI ICTY EUN USEU BRUSSELS
SUBJECT: EU COUNCIL RESPONSE ON QUINT ICTY DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 241651

Classified By: Rick Holtzapple, PolOff, Reasons 1.4 (B/D)

S E C R E T BRUSSELS 004874

SIPDIS

NOFORN

THE HAGUE FOR CLIFF JOHNSON

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/15/2014
TAGS: PGOV PREL PHUM KAWC SR YI ICTY EUN USEU BRUSSELS
SUBJECT: EU COUNCIL RESPONSE ON QUINT ICTY DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 241651

Classified By: Rick Holtzapple, PolOff, Reasons 1.4 (B/D)


1. (S/NF) We delivered reftel points to Stefan Lehne of High
Rep Solana's office on November 15. Lehne noted that, since
this was a Quint initiative and there was no agreed position
from the EU at 25, the Council Secretariat could not
participate in an external representation of this sort. This
was an issue appropriately handled by the five governments
alone (he also did not think it would be appropriate to
include the Dutch EU Presidency).


2. (S/NF) Lehne agreed the points generally reflected the
Quint agreement. He added that del Ponte had stated quite
clearly in her meetings in Brussels at the beginning of
November that the Haradinaj indictment would be sealed.
Lehne also said that the call for del Ponte to give the Quint
"more time and warning" in order to prepare for reactions in
Kosovo was a better approach than the option discussed among
the Quint of simply urging a delay of the indictment for as
long as possible. Lehne said UNMIK SRSG Jessen-Petersen had
told Solana on Nov. 11 that it might be better to deliver the
indictment earlier and avoid the destabilizing impact of
continued rumor and uncertainty. Lehne urged the USG to
discuss assessment of the situation with Jessen-Petersen.


3. (S/NF) Lehne was also very appreciative of the suggested
points for use with Haradinaj. Solana has received letters
from both Haradinaj and Rexhepi about the pending indictment,
and Lehne said he would use the suggested Quint points as a
model for drafting Solana's replies.

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