US embassy cable - 02TEGUCIGALPA2730

HONDURAS FACES SOME GRIEF OVER ICC ARTICLE 98 AGREEMENT WITH U.S.

Identifier: 02TEGUCIGALPA2730
Wikileaks: View 02TEGUCIGALPA2730 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Tegucigalpa
Created: 2002-09-27 22:56:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL KTIA PGOV MOPS HO KICC
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C O N F I D E N T I A L TEGUCIGALPA 002730 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT. FOR WHA, WHA/CEN, S/WCI, EUR/ERA, L, PM/AT, AND PM/B 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/27/2012 
TAGS: PREL, KTIA, PGOV, MOPS, HO, KICC 
SUBJECT: HONDURAS FACES SOME GRIEF OVER ICC ARTICLE 98 
AGREEMENT WITH U.S. 
 
REF: A. STATE 184022 
     B. STATE 175073 
     C. TEGUCIGALPA 2525 AND PREVIOUS 
 
Classified By: POLITICAL COUNSELOR FRANCISCO PALMIERI; REASONS 1.5. (B) 
 AND (D). 
 
The GOH has received some negative press criticism (septel) 
and questions from the Argentine Embassy following the 
September 19 signing of an ICC Article 98 Agreement between 
the USG and the GOH on the margins of the UNGA.  DATT had 
heard indications that EU member nations were possibly going 
to demarche the GOH over the issue but according to MFA 
Director General of Foreign Policy Mario Fortin, the EU had 
not done so as of September 25.  In fact, Fortin said that in 
a meeting between the EU and Central American countries on 
the margins of UNGA EU Foreign Policy SecGen Javier Solana 
said that the EU was still studying the issue of Article 98 
agreements and did not speak out against any prospective 
Article 98 agreements between Central American countries and 
the U.S. 
PIERCE 

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