|Wikileaks:||View 02TEGUCIGALPA2759 at Wikileaks.org|
|Tags:||PBTS PREL HO|
|Redacted:||This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.|
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C O N F I D E N T I A L TEGUCIGALPA 002759 SIPDIS DEPT. FOR OES/OA, L/OES, AND WHA/CEN E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/01/2012 TAGS: PBTS, PREL, HO SUBJECT: HONDURAS GIVEN NONPAPER ON STRAIGHT BASELINE CLAIM; NO IMMEDIATE OFFICIAL REACTION REF: A. STATE 171121 B. OLSEN/MAKENS/SMITH E-MAIL 9/27 AND 9/30 Classified By: POLITICAL COUNSELOR FRANCISCO PALMIERI; REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D). 1. (U) PolOffs delivered ref A nonpaper on the Honduran straight baseline claim to MFA Director General of Foreign Policy Mario Fortin September 25. There was no immediate official reaction from the MFA. 2. (C) Informally, Fortin was not surprised to receive these U.S. views. He almost, but not quite, sheepishly acknowledged the expansive nature of the Honduran claim. He said that he would pass the nonpaper on to the maritime borders unit of the MFA. He queried whether or not the two sides would meet again in Washington or Tegucigalpa to discuss the issue. PIERCE
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