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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MANILA1301
2007-04-23 09:39
2011-08-30 01:44
SECRET
Embassy Manila

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S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 MANILA 001301

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP, PM, S/CT, EB/ESC/ESP, EAP/RSP, AND EAP/MTS
TREASURY/OIA/CTI FOR POLITZER
USPACOM ALSO FOR FPA HUSO AND J5
SECDEF/OSD/ISA/AP (TOOLAN/REDMON)
JOINT STAFF/J5 (WILKES/ROBINSON/CLEMMONS)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/23/2017
TAGS: PTER EFIN ETTC PREL KTFN PINR AS ID JA MY
UK, RP
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES SEEKING CO-SPONSORS FOR 1267 LISTING
OF RSM

REF: A. MANILA 1017
¶B. STATE 30485
¶C. MANILA 781 AND PREVIOUS

Classified By: (U) Pol/C Scott Bellard, reasons 1.4(b) and (d)

¶1. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) Summary. Philippine officials
informally briefed representatives from U.S., Australian,
Japanese, and British Embassies on April 23 seeking a listing
of the Rajah Solaiman Movement and some of its key members
with the UN 1267 Sanctions Committee and to explore possible
co-sponsorship. The Philippines plans also sound out
Indonesia and Malaysia on April 25. The Department of
Foreign Affairs would like to move forward quickly once these
consultations with potential co-sponsors are complete.
Although Philippine counterparts did not mention a specific
timetable, June would likely be the earliest target date for
submission to the 1267 Committee. End summary.

SOUNDING OUT POTENTIAL CO-SPONSORS
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¶2. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) The Philippine National Intelligence
Coordinating Agency (NICA) invited representatives from the
U.S., Australian, Japanese, and British Embassies to attend
an August 23 inter-agency briefing that laid out the case for
listing the Rajah Solaiman Movement and its key members with
the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee. GRP representatives noted
that, with U.S. help (ref A), they had nearly finished the
statement of case, and were now getting ready to approach
potential co-sponsors. Another, separate package would focus
on individuals, such as Madhatta Haipe and Borhan Mundos,
linked to the Jemaah Islamiyah (JI).

¶3. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) According to Department of Foreign
Affairs (DFA) Executive Director for United Nations and
International Organizations Julius Torres, the Philippines
intends also to sound out Malaysia and Indonesia on April 25
about their willingness to co-sponsor the RSM listing. The
GRP is prepared to modify its draft based upon inputs from
that meeting. NICA agreed to share its initial draft
informally with the Australians, Japanese, and British in
anticipation of a more formal request for co-sponsorship,
which would occur after the meeting with Indonesia and
Malaysia. “We hope our friends can add, verify, or confirm
our information in order to build the strongest possible
case,” Torres said.

¶4. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) Australian Pol/C Pablo Kang noted that
NICA Director General Cesar Garcia had raised the issue of
designation during mid-April meetings in Canberra.
Australia, Kang stated, was looking “very positively” at
co-designation, but wanted to ensure that all the legal
issues, especially those relating to links to al-Qaida, were
examined closely. Japanese Pol/C Taeko Takahashi promised to
inform Tokyo but gave no indication of what recommendation
she might make.

HOPE TO MOVE FORWARD QUICKLY
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¶5. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) Asked about his timeline, Executive
Director Torres said that he hoped to move forward quickly
once consultations were complete and a final draft ready.
“We want to cut the RSM’s supply lines and prevent them from
conducting further attacks,” Torres stated, adding that the
DFA intended to approach the 1267 Committee formally once it
had determined what countries were ready to co-sponsor the
listing.

COMMENT
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MANILA 00001301 002 OF 002

¶6. (S/REL AUS/JA/UK) June is likely the earliest possible
date the Philippines would be ready to submit its RSM
designation package. The package of JI-linked individuals
may take longer. It is good news that the GRP has taken the
initiative to sound out other potential co-sponsors in this
— its first-ever — effort to list a terrorist organization
and its associated members with the 1267 Committee.

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