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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Pressuring Burmese Regime

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P 030716Z OCT 07
FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7425
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES PRIORITY
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RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0149

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STATE FOR EUR/NCE-JENSEN AND EAP/MLS-COPE

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TAGS: PGOV PHUM PREL BM RO
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON PRESSURING BURMESE REGIME

REF: STATE 137644

(SBU) D/POLCONS delivered reftel demarche on October 1 to MFA
Director for Human Rights Brandusa Predescu. Predescu noted
that Romania was working within the EU on a coordinated
approach. Romania, as a member and chair of the UNHRC has
called a special session to discuss Burma/Myanmar. She
assured us that GOR supports all of the points conveyed in
the US demarche. She noted that the USG can move with more
alacrity in imposing sanctions and tightening visa
restrictions than most countries in the EU.
TAUBMAN

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