06MOSCOW11584, INFORMATION REGARDING UNSCR 1718: DEMARCHE

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06MOSCOW11584 2006-10-16 15:57 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

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DE RUEHMO #1584 2891557
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 161557Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3972
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 011584 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/16/2016 
TAGS: PREL PARM MNUC KNNP UNSC KN RS
SUBJECT: INFORMATION REGARDING UNSCR 1718: DEMARCHE 
DELIVERED 
 
REF: A. STATE 172816 
     B. MOSCOW 11488 
 
Classified By: Amb. William J. Burns.  For Reasons 1.4(b/d). 
 
 1.  (C)  We delivered reftel demarche October 16 to MFA 
First Asia Department Senior Counselor Arkadiy Lavrov, who 
advises DFM Alekseyev on North Korean issues.  (Note: 
Alekseyev is currently in South Korea, accompanying PM 
Fradkov and will not return to Moscow before October 23). 
Pointing to Russia's vote in the Security Council, Arkadiy 
Lavrov underlined Russian support for the resolution, but 
said Russia sought more information on U.S policy after the 
adoption of the resolution.  Specifically: 
 
--Russia and China wanted to have a better understanding of 
the situation following the adoption of the resolution, but 
the U.S. appeared to be in a hurry.  Based on his 21 years of 
service in Pyongyang, Arkadiy Lavrov stressed that the North 
Koreans were already used to living under extremely difficult 
economic conditions.  Effective implementation of the 
resolution would require a careful approach.  China, which 
supplies energy and most consumer goods to North Korea, would 
play a major role in the success of sanctions. 
 
--In Moscow's view, the U.S. was the key to bringing the 
North back to the Six-Party talks. During DFM Alekseyev's 
talks in Pyongyang over the weekend, the North showed a 
softer stance and might be willing to return to the talks. 
The bottom line for the North was direct negotiations with 
the U.S.  Russia urged the U.S. to be more flexible because 
excessive pressure on North Korea could be counterproductive 
and might create an even more dangerous situation on the 
peninsula, including the possibility of the DPRK conducting a 
second nuclear test. 
 
--Russia remained unsure about the implementation of two 
items in the resolution: financial sanctions and inspection 
of North Korean ships. 
 
2.  (C) Arkadiy Lavrov underlined that the resolution would 
be a source of great irritation to North Korea.  He warned of 
a sharp deterioration of the situation in the region and said 
that the U.S. underestimated Kim's "decisiveness," which 
could bring unexpected and unwelcome results. 
BURNS

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