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08COPENHAGEN296
2008-05-19 07:03:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Copenhagen
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LEBANON: DANES FOCUS ON EU IN RESPONSE TO CRISIS

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PP RUEHAG RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHKUK RUEHROV
DE RUEHCP #0296 1400703
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 190703Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4258
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES
						
					
C O N F I D E N T I A L COPENHAGEN 000296 SIPDIS STATE FOR NEA MATTHEW IRWIN, EUR/ERA GIAUQUE, EUR/NB E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/19/2018 TAGS: PREL PGOV LE SY IR DA SUBJECT: LEBANON: DANES FOCUS ON EU IN RESPONSE TO CRISIS REF: STATE 52061 Classified By: Pol/Econ Counselor Bill Mozdzierz, reasons 1.4b,d (C) Post reviewed reftel demarche points with Danish MFA acting Head of Department for Middle East Marie-Louise Wegter May 16, underscoring our support for the Lebanese government and urging the Danes to condemn Hizballah's actions, designate Hizballah in its entirety as a terrorist entity and increase pressure on Syria and Iran. Wegter indicated that Denmark shares the U.S. line on the need to oppose Hizballah's efforts to undermine the Lebanese government and secure political power through force. She maintained, however, that the Danish government intends to address the crisis through the European Union and would probably not make any public statements on its own. Wegter pledged that Denmark will advocate a firm line within the EU and looked ahead to the May 26-27 GAERC meeting of EU foreign ministers as an early opportunity to do so. CAIN