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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

Tags:   PREL PGOV LE SY IR DA 
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FM AMEMBASSY COPENHAGEN
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C O N F I D E N T I A L COPENHAGEN 000296

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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