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