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Viewing cable 08LONDON2070, UK DOESN'T EXPECT STRONG NEW BURMA SANCTION

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Summary: The UK agrees with U.S. desires to maintain pressure on the regime, but claims other EU Member States are not as eager to increas - particularly financial ones. FCO is preparing a brief policy paper steps forward, which it intends to share with us and the French. End

¶2. (C/NF) The international community must continue to apply pressur Junta in Burma, Nigel Boud, Head of Burma and Mekong Team, and Stephe Head of International Organization Sanctions Unit, UK Foreign Office August 7. The UK is fully in agreement with the U.S. that we must no approach to the Burmese leadership. Boud and McCormick described the sanctions as the strongest of all the EU's autonomous sanctions, but were constrained in going much further by their EU partners. Boud sai Member States were not eager to increase sanctions following the cycl others - who are traditionally skeptical of using sanctions - were us cyclone as an excuse to try and weaken the current package. Boud and applauded the U.S. measures and were eager to delve into the details Lantos JADE Act addresses the third-country transfer and sale of jade an issue of great importance to UK-based pro-democracy lobbyists. Th strict customs rules which bind all Member States to a rigid interpre "country of origin", and there are no current plans to try and modify Boud said. The FCO officials were also interested in following USG implementation of the legislation, noting that it is very hard to enf monitoring of third country transfers.

¶3. (C/NF) HMG is finishing up a brief policy outline covering overal with Burma, sanctions, treatment of senior officials, etc. which it w with the USG and France in the next few days. The goal is to use thi

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consultations over the next six months, for the P3 to drive the debate on Burma. Towards that end, FCO greatly appreciated ideas from Treasury's OFAC a few months ago and has worked them into EU and French thinking. The UK will conduct extensive bilateral discussions with the French on the EU's path forward. EU POSITIONS -----------¶4. (C/NF) According to Boud and McCormick, in addition to the UK, the strong players on this issue are the Nordics - led by a forceful Danish position and then the Swedes and Finns, as well as the Czechs, Dutch and a strong and effective Irish approach. The French are in the middle, constrained primarily by their Total investments and concerns that financial sanctions could impact all of Total's operations in Burma. The French political level (Ministers) are publicly very committed and ready to act, while the official French position within EU meetings is that the French are not convinced that sanctions (at least financial ones) are the best tool, according to Boud. At the far end opposing sanctions are the Germans and Austrians - for legalistic reasons - and the Mediterraneans (Italy, Portugal), who are philosophically reluctant to believe that sanctions can have an impact. Boud mentioned that during recent meetings in Berlin the Germans pushed to "incentivize" Burma, but when the UK tried to channel that desire into increased EU humanitarian aid, it was rebuffed. According to Boud, the same countries who like the incentive idea are the ones with the smallest aid budgets. Finally, Boud mentioned that many EU countries are feeling the pressure of "sanctions fatigue" due to the Zimbabwe sanctions, considering that they have already sacrificed some business interests. Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX TUTTLE

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