Viewing cable 06VIENNA2699
Title: DEMARCHE TO AUSTRIA ON U.S. VIEWS OF UNSC

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STATE FOR EAP/K, ISN/CIP AND EUR/AGS - SAINT-ANDRE 
 
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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO AUSTRIA ON U.S. VIEWS OF UNSC 
RESOLUTION 1695 
 
REF: STATE 146316 
 
Classified By: Economic-Political Counselor Gregory E. Phillips.  Reaso 
n:  1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1.  (SBU) EconPolCouns delivered reftel points on September 8 
to Dorothea Auer, the Assistant Secretary-level Driector of 
the Austrian MFA's Arms Control and Disarmament bureau. 
Alexander Kmennt, Auer's deputy for nuclear issues, also 
participated in the meeting. 
 
¶2.  (C) Auer and Kemnnt agreed with U.S. views on preventing 
North Korean WMD development.  Auer said she had recently 
pressed North Korean diplomats in Vienna on returning to the 
six party talks.  She said the North Koreans had reiterated 
the position that they would return to the talks only if the 
U.S. took some sort of step.  She said it seemed the key step 
the North Koreans wanted was the unfreezing of North Korean 
assets.  She added that this showed that U.S. actions had 
been on the mark.  She added that an additional complication 
arose because the North Koreans seemed to believe that they 
derived some measure of international respect from the claim 
that they possessed nuclear weapons. 
McCaw