|10WARSAW113||2010-02-22 18:25:00||CONFIDENTIAL||Embassy Warsaw|
VZCZCXRO0089 OO RUEHAG RUEHROV RUEHSL RUEHSR DE RUEHWR #0113 0531825 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 221825Z FEB 10 FM AMEMBASSY WARSAW TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9443 INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA 0001 RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1476 RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
C O N F I D E N T I A L WARSAW 000113
DEPT FOR IO (MUSSER) AND EUR/CE (GLANTZ)
E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/22/2020
TAGS: PHUM PREL UNGA IO PL
SUBJECT: POLAND TO CONSIDER NEGATIVE VOTE ON GOLDSTONE
REF: STATE 15722
Classified By: POL - Craig Conway for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) Warsaw shares U.S. views concerning the
Palestinian-drafted resolution on the Goldstone Report
(reftel) and will continue to lobby accordingly within the EU
group at the UN. MFA Political Director Witold Sobkow told
us that even though the Goldstone Report was not on the
formal agenda of the February 22 EU Foreign Ministers'
meeting, Poland would continue efforts to persuade fellow
Member States to vote against the resolution. Separately,
Josef Osas, Minister-Counselor in the MFA's Africa and Middle
East Department declined to predict how Poland would
ultimately vote, but he pointedly noted that Warsaw had voted
with the United States on the November 5 resolution -- one of
only a handful of EU members to do so. He further observed
that the EU remained divided on the issue.