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BUSH DEJÓ 'TIRADO' A ZP CON LA ALIANZA DE CIVILIZACIONES

Cable en el que Dezcallar reprocha a Estados Unidos su falta de honestidad

  • El director general de Política Exterior dice que España se siente en la obligación de transmitir su decepción.
  • Dice al segundo de la embajada que han sido incapaces de cumplir su palabra y no entiende su desconfianza.
  • Estados Unidos dice que intentarán cumplir su compromiso.
ID:
141751
Etiquetas:
PREL, PHUM, KISL, UN, SP
Fecha:
2008-02-15 17:44:00
RefID:
08MADRID175
Origen:
Embassy Madrid
Clasificación:
CONFIDENTIAL
Destino:
07MADRID2046
07MADRID2295
07STATE171224
08MADRID52
08STATE4482
Encabezado:
VZCZCXRO9838
PP RUEHAG RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHKUK RUEHLH RUEHPW RUEHROV
DE RUEHMD #0175 0461744
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 151744Z FEB 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4278
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCNISL/ISLAMIC COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHLA/AMCONSUL BARCELONA PRIORITY 3302
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0413
C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 000175

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/15/2018
TAGS: PREL, PHUM, KISL, UN, SP
SUBJECT: SPANISH POLDIR REQUESTS FULFILLMENT OF AOC
COMMITMENT

REF: A. MADRID 52
B. STATE 4482
C. 2007 STATE 171224
D. 2007 MADRID 2295
E. 2007 MADRID 2046

Classified By: DCM Hugo Llorens for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

(C) During a February 13 meeting on an unrelated topic,
Spanish Political Director Rafael Dezcallar told the Charge
that he felt obliged to again state Spain's great
disappointment over the USG's inability to fulfill its
commitment to the Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) and lack of
high-level participation at the First Forum in Madrid in
January (refs A-C). He noted that Spain had contributed to
the BMENA/MEPI Foundation for the Future almost three years
ago under the understanding and gentleman,s agreement that
the U.S. would be able in some way to support the Alliance of
Civilizations. He said that U.S. inability to keep its word
two years later had left a bad taste within the GOS, adding
that the Spanish have always perceived the U.S. to be
"straight shooters," but not in this case. He said that the
First Forum in Madrid was a largely successful event and that
the Alliance had certain possibilities to make progress on
issues of great concern to the U.S. He said that the AoC was
the most high-profile international effort to address these
concerns, and the U.S. should want to be a part of it.
Noting U.S. concerns about the initiative, Dezcallar said
that the period of time in which this initiative was in
development should have been sufficient to allow for a
minimum of political confidence and trust in Spain and Turkey
to manage the AoC properly. Dezcallar repeated the GOS
request that the U.S. fulfill its commitment in the shortest
possible term. The Charge acknowledged GOS concerns,
reiterated our intent to fulfill the commitment, and
undertook to pursue the issue while in Washington later this
month.
AGUIRRE;"