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06BANGKOK5800 THAILAND COUP: PROPOSED STATEMENT REGARDING POSSIBLE USG SANCTIONS

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“79093”,”9/20/2006 11:55″,”06BANGKOK5800″,

 

“Embassy Bangkok”,”CONFIDENTIAL”,””,”VZCZCXRO4295

OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM

DE RUEHBK #5800 2631155

ZNY CCCCC ZZH

O 201155Z SEP 06

FM AMEMBASSY BANGKOK

TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1768

INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS

RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC

RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI

RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI

RHFJSCC/COMMARFORPAC

RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC”,”C O N F I D E N T I A L BANGKOK 005800

 

SIPDIS

 

SIPDIS

 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/19/2016

TAGS: PGOV, PHUM, TH

SUBJECT: THAILAND COUP: PROPOSED STATEMENT REGARDING

POSSIBLE USG SANCTIONS

 

Classified By: Ambassador Ralph L. Boyce, reason 1.4 (b) (d)

 

1.(U) This is an action request. Please see para 2.

 

2. (C) Septel discusses post proposals for the suspension of

US assistance pursuant to section 508 of the Foreign

Operations Appropriations Act in response to the September

19th coup. ACTION REQUEST: As soon as Washington reaches a

decision on post proposals, we suggest that the following

statement be issued.

 

3. (SBU) BEGIN PROPOSED TEXT: In response to the military

coup in Thailand, the United States is suspending assistance

to the Thai government in a variety of areas, including

military assistance.

 

4. (SBU) We note the stated commitment of the Council for

Democratic Reform Under the Monarchy (CDRM) to set up a

civilian government within two weeks. We urge that

democratic elections be held as soon as possible.

 

5. (SBU) We believe the Thai people are capable of resolving

their political differences in a peaceful manner and in

accordance with the principles of democracy and rule of law.

END PROPOSED TEXT.

BOYCE

Written by thaicables

July 13, 2011 at 5:50 am

Posted in Confidential, Coup 2006

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