France says it will support inclusion of Gono on EU sanctions


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France said it would support the inclusion of central bank governor Gideon Gono on the European sanctions list which would in turn facilitate his inclusion on the United Nations Security Council list.

The European Union was requested by the United States to include Gono because he was not on the EU list but was on the US sanctions list.

The US wanted to table a resolution with the United Nations Security Council calling for sanctions on Zimbabwe which would also allow military intervention in the country.

 

Full cable:

 

Viewing cable 08PARIS1286, ZIMBABWE: FRANCE FAVORS SANCTIONING GIDEON GONO

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08PARIS1286

2008-07-08 17:14

2011-08-30 01:44

CONFIDENTIAL

Embassy Paris

VZCZCXRO2024

OO RUEHAG RUEHROV

DE RUEHFR #1286 1901714

ZNY CCCCC ZZH

O 081714Z JUL 08

FM AMEMBASSY PARIS

TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3668

INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES PRIORITY

RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1543

RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

RUEATRS/DEPARTMENT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L PARIS 001286

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/08/2018

TAGS: ETTC PREL EFIN KTFN PTER UNSC ZI FR

SUBJECT: ZIMBABWE: FRANCE FAVORS SANCTIONING GIDEON GONO

 

REF: STATE 72065

 

Classified By: Political Counselor Andrew Young, Reasons 1.4 (b/d).

 

(C) French MFA Zimbabwe desk officer Isabelle de Boisgelen

said on July 7 that France would support the inclusion of

Gideon Gono (reftel) in the EU Zimbabwe sanctions program,

which would in turn facilitate European support of Gono’s

inclusion in the Annex to the proposed UNSC sanctions

resolution. She said that the relevant Africa, IO, and EU

CFSP offices had all cleared this approach.

 

 

Please visit Paris’ Classified Website at:

http://www.intelink.sgov.gov/wiki/Portal:Fran ce

 

STAPLETON

 

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