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Rice upbeat about UN trip

United States Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was upbeat about her trip to the United Nations because in two short days she had been able to accomplish numerous strategic objectives including a strong intervention on Zimbabwe with a call for President Robert Mugabe to step down and cede power.

Mugabe did not step down or cede power.

Rice lost her post when President George Bush stepped down at the end of his second term and the Republicans lost to the Democrats with Barack Obama taking over as President.

 

Full cable:

 

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Reference ID

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Classification

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08STATE133992

2008-12-23 16:52

UNCLASSIFIED

Secretary of State

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UNCLAS STATE 133992

 

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (ADDED PREL TAGS)

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O. 12958: N/A

TAGS: PRELUNSC

SUBJECT: CONGRATULATIONS TO USUN

 

1. The Department would like to convey its gratitude to USUN

for making the Secretary’s December 15 – December 16 trip to

the UN a success on many levels. In two short days, we

accomplished numerous strategic objectives: a strong

intervention on Zimbabwe with a call for Robert Mugabe to

step down and cede power; a meeting of the Quartet; passage

of a UN Security Council resolution charting the way forward

on the Middle East by affirming the Annapolis Process; an

International Contact Group meeting on Somalia; a bilateral

meeting with the UK Foreign Minister to advance a PKO in

Somalia; and a historic Security Council resolution

authorizing the use of force to combat piracy on land in

Somalia. The Secretary was very pleased with the results of

her trip, and much of the credit for this successful visit

goes to USUN. The Department is grateful to those who

skillfully negotiated the two resolutions and to those who

organized the UN meetings for the Secretary.

RICE

 

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