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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Arms Sales to Burma

VZCZCXYZ0002
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #5733 3401653
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 061653Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5710

UNCLAS MOSCOW 005733

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM BM RS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON ARMS SALES TO BURMA

REF: STATE 161823

We delivered reftel demarche on December 6 to MFA Second
Secretary for Burma Aleksey Semenikhin. Semenikhin said he

SIPDIS
would pass on our points, but reminded us that Russia sold
only "defense" weapons to Burma and not the kind of small
arms used by the military in the recent crackdown on
pro-democracy demonstrators.
BURNS

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