US embassy cable - 7575LIBREVILLE1895 (original version)

KOREA AT 30TH UNGA: GABON (original version)

Identifier: 7575LIBREVILLE1895
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Origin: Embassy Libreville
Created: 1975-11-18 12:05:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PFOR UNGA GB KS KN
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O R 181205Z NOV 75 ZFF4
FM AMEMBASSY LIBREVILLE
TO USMISSION USUN NEWYORK NIACT IMMEDIATE
SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7102
INFO AMEMBASSY PARIS
AMEMBASSY SEOUL
C O N F I D E N T I A L 75 LIBREVILLE 1895 
E.O. 11652: NGDS 
 
TAGS: PFOR, UNGA, GB, KS, KN 
 
SUBJ: KOREA AT 30TH UNGA: GABON 
 
REF: STATE 272523; USUN 6028 
 
1. PRESIDENT BONGO HAS JUST PERSONALLY ASSURED ME THAT 
GOG PERMREP HAS NOW RECEIVED FIRM INSTRUCTIONS TO VOTE 
AGAINST HOSTILE RESOLUTION IN PLENARY THIS AFTERNOON. 
 
2. ACCORDING ROK AMBASSADOR KIM, INSTRUCTIONS HAVE NOW 
BEEN SENT THROUGH TWO CHANNELS: (A) BY PHONE FROM 
PRESIDENT TO GABONESE AMBASSADOR IN PARIS, WITH LATTER 
SENDING THEM ON BY TELEGRAM TO NEW YORK IN PRESIDENT'S 
NAME; AND (B) DIRECTLY FROM LIBREVILLE BY ACTING FONMIN 
REKANGALT TO ESSONGHE IN NEW YORK. 
 
3. PRESIDENT ADDED THAT HIS CALL TO PARIS WAS PROMPTED 
BY REQUEST LATE LAST NIGHT FROM FRENCH CHARGE, WHO 
TELEPHONED HIM AFTER CONSULTING WITH KIM. PRESIDENT 
ADDED THAT HE WOULD SACK ESSONGHE AS PERMREP IF HE 
FAILS CAST NEGATIVE VOTE ON HOSTILE RESOLUTION AS 
INSTRUCTED. 
 
4. AMBASSADOR KIM WILL ATTEMPT CALL PARK IN NEW YORK 
AT OPENING OF BUSINESS TO CONFIRM RECEIPT OF INSTRUCTIONS, 
AND HAS EXTRACTED PROMISE FROM REKANGALT TO 
PHONE ESSONGHE DIRECTLY THIS AFTERNOON IF HE STILL 
APPEARS TO BE WAVERING. 
STEIGMAN 
CONFIDENTIAL 

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