Search

 

Cablegate: Tokyo Media Reaction - Yemen

VZCZCXRO0636
PP RUEHFK
DE RUEHKO #0017 0050547
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050547Z JAN 10
FM AMEMBASSY TOKYO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8526
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 8162
RUEHOK/AMCONSUL OSAKA KOBE 1975
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 2508
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3134
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 9173
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 8598
RHEHAAA/NSC WASHDC

UNCLAS TOKYO 000017

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 - YEMEN

1. LEAD STORIES: Front-page stories on Tuesday morning
included a Sankei piece concerning the upcoming release
by the Pentagon of the quadrennial defense review and
the nuclear posture review reports.

2. "Situation in Yemen Becoming Uncertain" The business-
oriented Nikkei editorialized (1/5): "The aborted
bombing attempt points to the reality that there are al-
Qaeda safe havens not only in Afghanistan but also in
Yemen and other countries. Anti-poverty measures, as
well as mapping out terror organizations, are important
in order to eradicate terrorism. However, the suspect
comes from a wealthy family and studied engineering at
a British university. It is necessary for the
international community to coordinate and pool their
knowledge in order to nip the sources of terrorism in
the bud.... The U.S. is apparently considering stricter
visa screening procedures in addition to enhancing
security measures at airports and passenger
inspections. It makes sense to step up safety measures
in order to preempt terrorism. However, the balance
between these measures and freedom to engage in
economic activities should also be taken into
consideration."

3. "Saudi Arabia Alarmed at Yemen Becoming Terror
Stronghold" The top-circulation, moderate Yomiuri wrote
(1/5): "Following the aborted bombing attempt, concerns
are mounting in Saudi Arabia about possible terrorist
acts originating in Yemen.... If there is an increase
in the intensity and frequency of terrorist acts in
Saudi Arabia, which is the U.S.'s most important ally
in the Middle East and the world's largest oil
producer, it could cause the situation in the region to
become more unstable and would have an immeasurable
negative impact on the recovery of the world economy.
In this context, containing terrorism in Yemen is
becoming a global challenge."

ROOS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UNFCCC: Simon Stiell Appointed New Executive Secretary
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Simon Stiell as the new Executive Secretary of the United Nations Climate Change Secretariat based in Bonn, Germany...
More>>

Binoy Kampmark: Europe Dries Up
Scenes and pictures have been circulating of broken earth, lacking moisture, cracked and yearning. But these are not from traditional drought-stricken parts of the planet, where the animal carcass assumes near totemic power... More>>



UN: Bachelet Alarmed By Number Of Palestinian Children Killed In Latest Escalation

UN Human Rights Chief Michelle Bachelet today expressed alarm at the high number of Palestinians, including children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including in intense hostilities between Israel and Palestinian armed groups in Gaza last weekend... More>>


Afghanistan: One Year On From Regime Change And Children Face An Unimaginable A Crisis
On the one-year anniversary of regime change in Afghanistan, a new World Vision report highlights the grave risk the country’s children face from starvation, forced child marriage, and child labour... More>>


Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>