US embassy cable - 02AMMAN2414

WHA: JORDAN OPPOSES POLITICIZATION OF WHA, WILL LOOK AT TEXT OF RESOLUTION

Identifier: 02AMMAN2414
Wikileaks: View 02AMMAN2414 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Amman
Created: 2002-05-15 13:12:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL KPAL IS JO UNGA
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C O N F I D E N T I A L AMMAN 002414 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/15/2012 
TAGS: PREL, KPAL, IS, JO, UNGA 
SUBJECT: WHA: JORDAN OPPOSES POLITICIZATION OF WHA, WILL 
LOOK AT TEXT OF RESOLUTION 
 
REF: SECSTATE 92449 
 
Classified By: PolCouns Doug Silliman for reasons 1.5 (B) and (D) 
 
1.  (C)  PolCouns covered ref points on the morning of May 15 
with Ali al-Ayed of Foreign Minister Muasher's personal 
office, urging Jordan to vote no on the proposed WHA draft 
resolution on health conditions in the Occupied Territories. 
PolCouns noted that quick action was required, since the 
resolution could come up for consideration as early as the 
afternoon of May 15.  He also urged Jordan to oppose any 
attempt to modify the credentials of Israel's delegation to 
the WHA.  Ayed said he would pass U.S. concerns immediately 
to FonMin Muasher. 
 
2.  (C)  In a subsequent conversation May 15, Ayed said he 
had conferred with FonMin Muasher.  Neither were aware of any 
effort to introduce a resolution on health in the Occupied 
Territories or alter Israeli credentials.  Ayed said Jordan 
agrees that the WHO and other specialized international 
bodies should not be politicized, and that Jordan would 
likely oppose an attempt to change Israeli credentials. 
However, Jordan would look at the actual text of an Occupied 
Territories resolution and the political (as opposed to 
health) content of the resolution before determining whether 
to support it, reject it, or abstain.  PolCouns urged that 
Jordan, at a minimum, abstain on any such resolution. 
Gnehm 

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