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Viewing cable 09LONDON124, DRC/SANCTIONS: UK PREFERS PREVIOUS APPROACH AND

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09LONDON124 2009-01-16 15:03 2011-02-04 21:09 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy London
VZCZCXYZ0033
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLO #0124 0161554
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 161554Z JAN 09
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0944
INFO RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS PRIORITY 2804
RUEHLGB/AMEMBASSY KIGALI PRIORITY 0082
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS PRIORITY 3350
RUEHKI/AMEMBASSY KINSHASA PRIORITY 0116
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 1341
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 000124 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPART FOR IO/PSC - JEAN CLARK 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/16/2019 
TAGS: EFIN ETTC KTFN PREL PTER UNSC ZF UK
SUBJECT: DRC/SANCTIONS: UK PREFERS PREVIOUS APPROACH AND 
STATEMENTS OF CASE 
 
REF: A. STATE 3354      B. PARIS 57  

Classified By: Political Counselor Richard Mills, reasons 1.4 (b/d).  

(C) The UK prefers the previous approach and jointly prepared Statements of Case to put forward the individuals listed reftel A for sanctioning by the UNSC DRC Sanctions Committee, according to FCO Sanctions Team's Dominic Otway.  The UK strongly prefers the Statements of Case jointly drafted last year because they are more legally robust and send strong political messages on the recruitment of child soldiers. Additionally, HMG questions how the Rwandans would feel about only acting on four of the 19 individuals and presenting enhanced Statements of Case that the GOR had not prepared, which essentially communicates to the Rwandans that that their "information is OK, but not good enough."  In addition, Otway said the UK would like to send a political message to the FDLR members resident in Europe that European governments would be taking action against them so they should cease their supportive activities based in Europe.  Otway said he would consult more with the UK Missions in New York and Brussels on the best way forward, but wanted to communicate the UK's hesitation with this approach and strong preference for the previous approach.   Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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