Search

 

Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Killing in East

VZCZCXRO1104
PP RUEHFK
DE RUEHKO #0629 0710743
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 110743Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2382
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUYNAAC/COMNAVFORJAPAN YOKOSUKA JA PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RHHMHBA/COMPACFLT PEARL HARBOR HI//N541// PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/HQ PACAF HICKAM AFB HI//CC/PA// PRIORITY
RUHBANB/OKINAWA FLD OFC US FORCES JAPAN CP BUTLER JA PRIORITY
RHMFIUU/USFJ PRIORITY
INFO RUEHFK/AMCONSUL FUKUOKA 6569
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 0241
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 2136
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 2164
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 8191
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 8767
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 000629

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR I/RF, PA/PR/FPC/W, IIP/G/EA, EAP/PD, R/MR,
EAP/J, EAP/P, PM;
USTR FOR PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE;
TREASURY FOR OASIA/IMI;
SECDEF FOR OASD/PA;
CP BUTLER OKINAWA FOR AREA FIELD OFFICE;
PACOM HONOLULU FOR PUBLIC DIPLOMACY ADVISOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OIIP KMDR KPAO JA
SUBJECT: TOKYO MEDIA REACTION - KILLING IN EAST
JERUSALEM


1. LEAD STORIES: Top stories on Tuesday morning include
the police finding that two senior DPRK spy agency
officials close to North Korean leader Kim Jong Il
appear to have instructed agents in or around 1978 to
abduct two Japanese couples who were repatriated in
2003.

2. "Cycle of Retaliation Must Be Stopped" The liberal
Tokyo Shimbun editorialized (3/11): "The recent
shooting at a Jewish seminary in Jerusalem was the
latest tragic event for Israel. Right-wingers in the
Olmert administration are bound to intensify their
opposition to peace talks. However, Israel is urged to
exhibit restraint in order to avoid a cycle of
retaliation. It should not do anything to make the
situation in Gaza more desperate.... President Bush
released a statement supportive of Israel's
retaliation, calling it self-defense. Acts of terrorism
should indeed be denounced. But the use of force by
Israel, while it maintains an economic blockade,
carries the risk of merely reinforcing Gaza residents'
support for armed struggle by Hamas. The UN Security
Council refrained from adopting a resolution condemning
the killing by noting that Israeli attacks on Gaza
residents are equally worthy of condemnation. In order
to win international sympathy, Hamas needs to change
its strategy. Finding a path to Middle East peace is
not an easy task. The Palestinians and Israelis,
however, have no choice but to look toward
coexistence."

SCHIEFFER

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Werewolf: Gordon Campbell On North Korea, Neo-Nazism, And Milo

With a bit of luck the planet won’t be devastated by nuclear war in the next few days. US President Donald Trump will have begun to fixate on some other way to gratify his self-esteem – maybe by invading Venezuela or starting a war with Iran. More>>

Victory Declared: New Stabilisation Funding From NZ As Mosul Is Retaken

New Zealand has congratulated the Iraqi government on the successful liberation of Mosul from ISIS after a long and hard-fought campaign. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Current US Moves Against North Korea

If Martians visited early last week, they’d probably be scratching their heads as to why North Korea was being treated as a potential trigger for global conflict... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Lessons From Corbyn’s Campaign

Leaving partisan politics aside – and ignoring Jeremy Corbyn’s sensational election campaign for a moment – it has to be said that Britain is now really up shit creek... More>>

ALSO:

Another US Court: Fourth Circuit Rules Muslim Ban Discriminatory

ACLU: Step by step, point by point, the court laid out what has been clear from the start: The president promised to ban Muslims from the United States, and his executive orders are an attempt to do just that. More>>

ALSO: