US embassy cable - 02TEGUCIGALPA2586

HONDURAS UNDECIDED ON CLONING CONVENTION

Identifier: 02TEGUCIGALPA2586
Wikileaks: View 02TEGUCIGALPA2586 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Tegucigalpa
Created: 2002-09-13 19:03:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PREL AORC KSCA TBIO TPHY HO UNGA
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UNCLAS TEGUCIGALPA 002586 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT. FOR IO/T, WHA/PPC, AND WHA/CEN 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL, AORC, KSCA, TBIO, TPHY, HO, UNGA 
SUBJECT: HONDURAS UNDECIDED ON CLONING CONVENTION 
 
REF: A. STATE 164566 
     B. STATE 160115 
 
PolCouns demarched MFA Director General of Foreign Policy 
Mario Fortin in August on the UN Convention to Ban Human 
Cloning (ref B).  Fortin told PolCouns that the GOH also 
believed that there should be a total ban on cloning.  PolOff 
delivered Spanish talking points (ref A) September 5 to 
Fortin who told PolOff September 11 that while cloning was a 
complicated issue, he believed that the UN would arrive at an 
accord.  He also said that initially the GOH had supported 
the German and French approach that would ban only 
reproductive cloning, a statement that contradicted his 
earlier remarks.  Fortin told PolOff that the MFA was 
studying the U.S. position and that he would leave 
instructions to the Honduran Mission to the UN before he left 
UNGA September 20. 
PIERCE 

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