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06LISBON2254
2006-10-11 11:16:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Lisbon
Cable title:  

NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST WORRIES PORTUGUESE

Tags:   PREL  PARM  KNNP  KN  PO 
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R 111116Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5242
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RHMFIFF/HQ USNORTHCOM
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
						UNCLAS LISBON 002254 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN, EAP, AND IO

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KN PO
SUBJECT: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST WORRIES PORTUGUESE

REF: A. STATE 169418

B. STATE 169269



1. The Government of Portugal (GOP) shares U.S. Government
concerns regarding North Korea's nuclear ambitions (Refs A
and B). On October 9, the Portuguese Ministry for Foreign
Affairs issued its own statement to express the GOP's
apprehension over North Korea's announced experimental
detonation of a nuclear device. The statement characterized
North Korea's action as "irresponsible and unacceptable,"
noting that it constituted a serious challenge to the United
Nations, particularly in regard to UNSC Resolution 1695.



2. The statement further noted that the GOP stands by the
statement of the Presidency of the European Union, which
offered support to all United Nations efforts to bring North
Korea into compliance regarding the immediate and
unconditional suspension of its nuclear testing and
engineering activities.
Hoffman