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Title: BAHRAIN: RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST

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06MANAMA17752006-10-11 11:50:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Manama
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SUBJECT: BAHRAIN:  RESPONSE TO NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST 
ANNOUNCEMENT 
 
REF: STATE 169418 
 
Classified By: CDA Susan L. Ziadeh for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (C) The Charge October 10 delivered reftel demarche 
concerning North Korea's nuclear test announcement to MFA 
Assistant Under Secretary for Coordination and Follow Up 
Shaikh Abdul Aziz bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, stressing that the 
United States remains committed to diplomacy and to the full 
range of our deterrent and security commitments.  She urged 
that Bahrain publicly denounce the North Korean action, 
support the adoption of a UN Security Council Chapter VII 
resolution, and take measures against North Korean and all 
proliferation.  She also passed Shaikh Abdul Aziz the text of 
the President's October 9 statement. 
 
¶2.  (C) Shaikh Abdul Aziz stated that the Korean nuclear test 
was a "more important, more serious" event that Iran's 
pursuit of a nuclear program, saying North Korea was "the 
larger of two evils" and a bigger threat.  He thought that 
world attention now might divert from Iran to North Korea, "a 
good thing," in his view.  Bahrain's "worst nightmare" would 
be military intervention in Iran.  The focus should be on a 
diplomatic solution.  If people are concentrating on Korea, 
perhaps there will be more time to develop a diplomatic 
response to the Iran situation, he said. 
 
 
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