Search

 

Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Georgia

VZCZCXRO6591
PP RUEHFK RUEHKSO RUEHNAG RUEHNH
DE RUEHKO #2746 2760106
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 020106Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7659
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 0167
RUEHNH/AMCONSUL NAHA 2524
RUEHNAG/AMCONSUL NAGOYA 8250
RUEHKSO/AMCONSUL SAPPORO 0744
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 3911
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 5631
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 2552
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 1627
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 1902
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 002746

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 - GEORGIA

1. LEAD STORIES: Front-page items on Thursday morning
included Prime Minister Aso's remarks in the Diet on
Wednesday, during which he hinted at the need for an
additional supplementary budget.

2. "EU Deploys Monitors in Georgia" The liberal Asahi
wrote (10/2): "EU monitors began their operations in
Georgia on October 1 by entering the Georgian buffer
zone, which has been controlled by Russian troops since
August. This is the first step of the commitment by the
international community to a complete withdrawal of the
Russian force. However, Russia has been refusing
monitors' entry to South Ossetia and Abkhazia. This is
the beginning of a clash over Georgian territory...
Problems remain for future activities by the EU
monitors, as Russia does not allow their access to
South Ossetia and Abkhazia. The EU, which has not
approved the independence of those two regions, is in a
confrontation with Russia, as the European monitors
plan to operate in the entire Georgian territory...
While the EU aims at a complete withdrawal of Russian
troops, Russia is trying to 'emasculate' Georgia, which
could be the front line of the expansion of NATO... A
total of 22 nations are taking part in the monitoring
mission. Those nations include Latvia and Poland, which
hope that the operation will help contain Russia.
Dissatisfaction could spread within the EU, if the
monitors remain in the buffer zone."


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: