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Title: BAHRAIN: NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCHES

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06MANAMA12542006-07-10 13:43:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manama
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/09/2016 
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KN BA ROW
SUBJECT: BAHRAIN: NORTH KOREAN MISSILE LAUNCHES 
 
REF: STATE 111144 
 
Classified By: DCM Susan L. Ziadeh for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (C) Poloff July 9 delivered reftel demarche concerning 
North Korea's launch of ballistic missiles to MFA Director 
for Bilateral Affairs Dr. Dhafer Al Umran.  Al Umran said 
that Bahrain is not pleased with this recent incident, and 
that North Korea should instead be working toward peace 
within the region rather than creating tension and 
instability.  "Things had been moving forward, but this 
incident sets the international community back."  He said 
that North Korea, like Iran, does not consider the negative 
impact its actions have on international politics and the 
global economy. 
 
¶2.   (C) Al Umran mentioned that he had met with the Japanese 
Ambassador earlier on July 9 and that the Ambassador 
expressed his grave concern regarding the increased tensions 
after the missile launches.  He also recalled that he had met 
with the North Korean Ambassador from Riyadh in Bahrain on 
July 4, the day prior to the missile launches, but potential 
missile testing was not discussed. 
 
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