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April 22, 2009

On Sri Lanka, France Requests UN Briefing, Nambiar’s Slow Return, Ban’s Tilt

With the Sri Lankan government speaking of expanded military action on Tuesday in the “No Fire” Zone, the UN Security Council behind closed doors on Monday discussed getting a briefing from Ban Ki-moon’s envoy Vijay Nambiar. On camera, United States Deputy Permanent Representative Alejandro Wolff told Inner City Press that the U.S. “supports the call” by the United Kingdom for a briefing on Sri Lanka.

Sources tell Inner City Press that in the closed-door meeting, it was France which made the request for the briefing. Outside the chamber, Inner City Press asked UK Permanent Representative John Sawers if his country’s envoy to Sri Lanka Des Browne, rejected by the government there, is already in New York. Yes, Ambassador Sawers said.

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