06MOSCOW10839, RUSSIA REMAINS OPPOSED TO SECURITY COUNCIL ACTION

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06MOSCOW10839 2006-09-26 14:43 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0015
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0839 2691443
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 261443Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3019
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHGO/AMEMBASSY RANGOON PRIORITY 0043

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 010839 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/26/2016 
TAGS: PREL PHUM UNSC BM RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIA REMAINS OPPOSED TO SECURITY COUNCIL ACTION 
ON BURMA 
 
REF: STATE 155034 
 
Classified By: Political M/C Alice G. Wells.  Reasons: 1.4(B/D). 
 
1.  (C) We shared reftel points September 25 with Vladimir 
Safronkov, Chief of the UN Political Affairs Section in the 
MFA's IO Department, asking that Russia work with other 
Security Council members to form a consensus on the need for 
the Burmese regime to undertake democratic reforms. 
Safronkov stressed that Moscow does not consider the UN 
Security Council to be an appropriate place to discuss 
democratization in Burma.  In Russia's view, the situation 
does not pose a threat to international peace and security. 
 
2.  (C)  Safronkov said that Russia supported U/SYG Gambari's 
discussions with the Burmese regime, but would not favor a 
resolution on Burma.  At the least, the Security Council 
should wait on the outcome of the next round of discussions 
before weighing whether any next steps were appropriate.  If 
Gambari needed further credibility, Safronkov suggested, then 
he should meet with the President of the Security Council and 
interested members before engaging again with the Burmese 
leadership. 
BURNS

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