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07MANILA120 2007-01-11 09:53 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manila
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C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000120

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STATE FOR IO/UNP/WICKBERG
USUN FOR PHEE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/11/2017
TAGS: PREL PHUM PGOV UNSC BM RP
SUBJECT: UNLIKELY ASEAN SUPPORT FOR BURMA RESOLUTION OR PUBLIC STATEMENT

REF: A. MANILA 0067

¶B. STATE 3586
¶C. STATE 3407
¶D. STATE 1060

Classified By: Acting DCM Scott Bellard for reasons 1.4(b) and (d).

¶1. (C) Department of Foreign Affairs Executive Director for
United Nations and International Organizations Julius Torres
expressed regret to Acting Pol/C on January 11 regarding the
timing of the U.S. draft UN Security Council resolution on
Burma (ref a). He noted that the UNSC consideration
coincides with the Philippine-hosted Association of Southeast
Asian Nations (ASEAN) ongoing ministerial meetings and the
January 13 Summit in Cebu. He underscored that both China
and Russia had already voiced objections to the text in New
York.

¶2. (C) Although Burma will be on the agenda for the Summit,
Torres said that ASEAN support for the resolution was
“unlikely,” given that the consensus-based organization
remained divided on this issue. Torres predicted that there
would be no public statement regarding the U.S. resolution.
He predicted that there would not be “anything official;
they’ll be circumspect,” while indicating that some of the
ASEAN foreign ministers might, if asked, make individual
comments to the press.

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