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Cable sobre la conversación entre Reino Unido y Pakistán sobre la posible ejecución de Osama Bin Laden

La nota asegura que el primer ministro británico, Gordon Brown, comunica a su homólogo paquistaní que "que Pakistán debería liquidar a Bin Laden".-Brown le reclama extender su lucha contra el extremismo, acabar con los refugios terroristas e incrementar el diálogo con India.

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Date: 2009-12-02 17:40:00
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TAGS: PGOV, PREL, MARR, MOPS, PTER, AF, PK, UK
SUBJECT: HMG PRAISES U.S. AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN
STRATEGY, PREPARES FOR JANUARY CONFERENCE

Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Richard LeBaron for
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1. (C/NF) Summary. Prime Minister Brown was "very pleased"
by President Obama's December 1 speech describing the way
forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and HMG would like U.S.
and UK public statements to remain in synch, Philip Barton,
Director, Afghanistan and Pakistan, in the Cabinet Office's
Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat, told the Political
Minister Counselor December 2. (Barton's boss, Foreign Policy
Advisor Simon McDonald, passed the same message to the
Ambassador in a telephone call, noting that U.S. and UK
positions were very much in synch and this was appreciated by
PM Brown). Barton outlined the UK's goals for the January 28
international Conference on Afghanistan in London, which
include discussing ways to empower the Afghan authorities,
addressing reintegration of Taliban elements, and determining
the most effective mechanism for international civilian
leadership in Afghanistan. According to Barton, Prime
Minister Brown is "personally involved and engaged" in
planning for the Conference. The UK will invite foreign
ministers, and President Karzai and UNSYG Moon have said they
will attend. The Conference will provide an "opportunity"
for participants to announce civilian or military
contributions but the Conference should not be a donor or
force-generation conference, Barton stated. During his
December 3 meeting in London with Pakistani Prime Minister
Gilani, Prime Minister Brown will press Gilani on the need
for Pakistan to: expand its fight against extremism; target
terrorist sanctuaries; develop a plan for governance and
development in the FATA; and, increase dialogue with India,
Barton stated. HMG believes that now is an opportune moment
to engage Gilani since his power is increasing at the same
time that President Zardari's power is declining. End
Summary.

U.S. and UK Messages In Synch
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2. (C/NF) Philip Barton, Director, Afghanistan and Pakistan,
in the Cabinet Office's Foreign and Defence Policy
Secretariat, told the Political Minister Counselor December 2
that Prime Minister Brown was "very pleased" by President
Obama's December 1 speech describing the way forward in
Afghanistan and Pakistan. "The President's statement was
great," Barton said.

3. (C/NF) Barton expressed appreciation for the fact that
U.S. and UK leaders have publicly issued statements that are
in synch regarding Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Note: Barton's
boss, Foreign Policy Advisor Simon McDonald, passed the same
message to the Ambassador in a telephone call, noting that
U.S. and UK positions were very much in synch and this was
appreciated by PM Brown. End Note.) He noted that recent
consultations in Washington between Simon McDonald and U.S.
officials had helped to ensure that U.S. and UK policy are in
track with each other. Barton, who accompanied McDonald on
his visit to the U.S., stressed the importance of continuing
this synchronization, especially since the UK media would be
eager to stress any perceived "daylight" between U.S. and UK
policy. (Note: Prime Minister Brown publicly called on NATO
allies "to unite behind President Obama,s strategy."
Foreign Secretary Miliband stated that President Obama,s
speech was a &very significant moment in the development of
a full counter-insurgency strategy." Chief of the Defence
Staff Air Chief Marshal Jock Stirrup said he was &delighted"
with the President,s speech. End Note.)

Planning for the January 28 Conference
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4. (C/NF) UK planning for the January 28 London
international Conference on Afghanistan is not yet "fully
formed," Barton acknowledged. Prime Minister Brown is
"personally involved and engaged" in planning, Barton said.
He said that the UK will invite foreign ministers. President
Karzai and UNSYG Moon have said they will attend. (Note:
Barton did not elaborate about which countries would be
invited to the conference, but in response to a Prime
Minister's Question, PM Brown stated that China and Russia
would receive invitations. The Foreign and Commonwealth
Office's (FCO) website describes the Conference as "an
opportunity for the international community and Afghanistan
to discuss plans for handing control of the country back to
local authorities." End Note.)

5. (C/NF) HMG has five broad goals for the conference,
Barton said. First, the Conference should agree on a
"process for transferring power to the Afghans, province by
province and district by district." "NATO, ISAF and the
Afghan government need to work out a transition" so that

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"even if there is no timetable, we need to discuss the
process" of turning power over to the Afghan authorities.
Second, the Conference should address the issue of
reintegration of Taliban members, including the funding of
the costs associated with reintegration. Third, the
Conference should be the venue for an announcement on
civilian leadership of international efforts in Afghanistan.
"Enhanced, improved civilian leadership" in Afghanistan is
crucial and could take different forms under, for example,
NATO or UN leadership, Barton said. Fourth, the Conference
should address issues of Afghan governance. The Kabul
Conference, possibly in March, will be a venue to further
address governance issues, Barton noted. Fifth, the
Conference should address "effective mechanisms to involve
key regional and other players." One formulation would be a
"tightly knit formation" of key countries. Barton stated
that the proposed fifth theme is "the least well-formulated"
of the proposed topics. The Conference will take place at
London's Lancaster House and the FCO will coordinate
logistics, Barton said.

What the Conference is NOT
--------------------------

6. (C/NF) HMG does not plan to invite defense ministers to
the Conference, as the Conference should not have an
exclusive, or even primary, security focus, Barton stated.
The Conference will be a "platform" and an "opportunity" for
participants to announce civilian or military contributions
but it should not be a donor or force-generation conference.
"We are not rattling the tin cup," Barton emphasized. He
acknowledged that much work needed to be done before the
Conference and that the UK has not prepared an agenda yet.

PM Gilani's Visit to the UK
---------------------------

7. (C/NF) Barton confirmed that Pakistani Prime Minister
Gilani will meet with Prime Minister Brown in London December
3. Brown will press Gilani on the need for Pakistan to:
expand its fight against extremism; target terrorist
sanctuaries; and, increase dialogue with India, Barton
stated. The Prime Minister will also stress the importance of
Pakistan's developing a plan for governance and development
in the FATA. "The Pakistanis have done nothing" in this
regard, Barton stressed. Other topics on the agenda include
counter terrorism cooperation and UK support for educational
programs in Pakistan, Barton said.

8. (C/NF) Gilani will probably raise his concerns about
Prime Minister Brown's recent calls for Pakistan to take more
robust measures to fight extremism; Gilani is "unhappy" with
Brown's language, Barton said. (Note: Brown told President
Zardari in a recent telephone call that Pakistan should
&take out8 Osama Bin Laden. He stated in press interviews
that Pakistan needs to target and capture Al-Qaeda,s
leadership. End Note.) HMG's assessment is that Zardari's
"powers are on the wane" and that "Gilani's star is in
ascendancy...so now is the time to invest more in Gilani,"
Barton stated.

Travel Plans
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9. (C/NF) PM Brown will visit British troops in Afghanistan
sometime before Christmas, and Foreign Secretary Miliband may
visit Pakistan in January, Barton said. (Note: Opposition
leader Cameron will visit Afghanistan starting December 3rd
through the weekend. End Note.)

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