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Cablegate: Finland: Sanctions On Burma

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ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 200916Z NOV 07
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3918
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0083

C O N F I D E N T I A L HELSINKI 000841

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EAP/MLS AARON COPE AND EEB/TFS KERRY MCCORMACK

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/19/2017
TAGS: PGOV ETRD EFIN BM FI
SUBJECT: FINLAND: SANCTIONS ON BURMA

REF: STATE 155019

Classified By: PolChief Greg Thome for reasons 1.4 (b) & (d)

(C) Polchief delivered reftel demarche Nov. 19 to Theresa
Zitting, Counselor for Burma in the Finnish MFA's Unit for
Asia. Zitting welcomed our sharing information on US
sanctions against the Burmese junta and agreed that the US
and the EU can intensify the impact of the sanctions on the
regime if they are coordinated and complement one another.
She welcomed the US Congress's consideration of new sanctions
pertaining to gems and timber, along the lines of existing EU
sanctions. She also expressed the hope that Congress would
consider widening those sanctions to precious metals as well.
HYATT

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