DE RUEHSN #1290 3192313
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 142313Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY SAN SALVADOR
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0350
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0114
RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L SAN SALVADOR 001290
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/13/2018 TAGS: PGOV PHUM ES SUBJECT: GOES WILL VOTE AGAINST NO-ACTION MOTIONS
REF: A. STATE 118278
B. SAN SALVADOR 1069
Classified By: The Ambassador, for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)
1. (C) Poloffs met with Ambassador Carlos Adrian Velasco Novoa, MFA Multilateral Affairs Director, and Gustavo Argueta, MFA Multilateral Affairs Officer, November 12. Polcouns expressed thanks for Salvadoran opposition to no-action motions. Velasco and Argueta said El Salvador has formally decided to vote for the Canadian resolution on human rights in Iran, and would oppose any no-action motion. Polcouns urged El Salvador to additionally lobby for other countries' support. They said they thought that Venezuela was actively lobbying against the resolution and would ask their Mission in New York to gauge the situation.
2. (C) Velasco also said El Salvador would likely oppose no-action motions on the DPRK and Burma resolutions as well, but had yet to make a formal decision.
3. (C) Polcouns thanked Velasco and Argueta for not voting on the resolution condemning the U.S. embargo of Cuba. Velasco noted that El Salvador opted to be absent from the voting. GLAZER