Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Leaked documents show PA undermined Turkey's push for UN flotilla probe

"One of the document's annotations explains that "TK [Turkey] has checked with their capital and they are still under high-level instruction to insist on language as originally proposed." The note adds that "PA and PAK [Pakistan] can agree to both proposals" -- i.e to replace the independent HRC investigation with one merely approved by either the UN Security Council or the secretary-general." Asa adds this to me in a note: "Something I didn't highlight in the article (but perhaps should have) is that Khraishi was also the PA's man in Geneva when they attempted to scupper Goldstone at the HRC there last year." (thanks Asa)