06MOSCOW11488, DPRK NUCLEAR TEST RESOLUTION: DEMARCHE DELIVERED

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06MOSCOW11488 2006-10-12 14:08 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

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DE RUEHMO #1488 2851408
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 121408Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3839
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE IMMEDIATE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0277

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 011488 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/12/2016 
TAGS: PREL PARM MNUC KNNP UNSC KN RS
SUBJECT: DPRK NUCLEAR TEST RESOLUTION: DEMARCHE DELIVERED 
 
REF: STATE 171117 
 
Classified By: POL M/C Alice G. Wells.  Reasons:  1.4(B/D). 
 
1.  (C)  We delivered reftel demarche October 12 to MFA First 
Asia Department Senior Counselor Oleg Davydov, who advises 
DFM Alekseyev on North Korean issues.  Davydov said that his 
superiors will "mull" over the draft resolution to assess 
what had been changed from earlier drafts and the Russian 
government's reaction will be provided in New York. 
 
2.  (C)  The Japanese Embassy told us that before departing 
for Beijing today, Alekseyev expressed concern over two 
resolution elements in a conversation with the Japanese 
Ambassador -- financial sanctions and inspection of North 
Korean ships.  Alekseyev supported strong measures against 
the DPRK and was not opposed to financial sanctions in 
principle, but warned that Russia lacked a legal framework to 
freeze proliferation-related assets.  Alekseyev also said 
that Russia would be reluctant to support an operative 
paragraph on cargo/ship inspection and will demand more 
detailed information from the U.S. 
 
3.  (C)  The Japanese also learned that Alekseyev will "try" 
to arrange a 2-3 hour stopover in Pyongyang before going on 
to Seoul from Beijing. 
 
4.  (C)  The Japanese Embassy attributes the further 
toughening of the GOR reaction to the DPRK test to the 
unexpectedly strong Chinese reaction.  They believe the GOR 
will follow Beijing's lead in the UNSC, and are concerned 
that the visit of PRC State Counselor Tang Jiaxuan to 
Washington and Moscow will be used as a delaying tactic by 
China in the Security Council. 
RUSSELL

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