DE RUEHSO #0641 2121249
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O 311249Z JUL 07
FM AMCONSUL SAO PAULO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 7289
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DEPT PASS USTR
E.O. 12958: N/A
SUBJECT: MEDIA REACTION: EUROPE: UK PRIME MINISTER BROWN'S VISIT TO
WASHINGTON; SAO PAULO
1. Iraqi Question May Break 'Privileged Relation'"
Center-right national circulation daily O Estado de S. Paulo's Paris
correspondent Giles Lapouge commented (7/31): "In his first visit to
Washington, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown adopted a
tranquilizing posture. Yes, there is a privileged relationship
between the UK and the US. Yes, the British troops will remain in
Iraq as long as security conditions are not assured in that nation,
he declared.... However, Washington is aware that the British people
hate the war initiated by Bush in Iraq.... The US also knows that
Mark Malloch-Brown, the minister responsible for the UK foreign
policy towards Africa, Asia and the UN, would prefer that
'Washington and London were no longer like Siamese twins'.... Should
one fear that the relationship between the UK and the US may be
affected by these bad winds? It is true that the relationship is
undergoing tension, but it continues lively and solid. Brown, who is
a good economist, has never disguised his admiration for free
enterprise.... Only the common adventure in Iraq may break that
relationship. At the present moment, Brown seems disinclined to
modify the situation. But the pressure of British public opinion is
very tough. The question is how long Brown will be able to ignore
2. "Gordon Aims At Post-Bush Washington"
Liberal, largest national circulation daily Folha de S. Paulo's
correspondent in New York Denise Godoy wrote (7/31): "Brown's visit
to the US shows, according to foreign affairs experts, that he wants
to maintain close relations with Washington - but not with President
George W. Bush.... There was not in the Bush-Brown press conference
any sign of separation.... Prioritizing issues such as terrorism,
peace between Israel and the Palestinians and climate change, Brown
is trying to distance himself a bit from Bush and to focus on the
US, which will have a new president in 2009."
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