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Cablegate: Responding to Russian Threats Against Missile Defense

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STATE FOR EUR/FO A/S Dan Fried, VCI/FO A/S Paula DeSutter, ISN/FO A/S
John Rood
NSC for David Stephens and Judy Ansley
OSD/P for Brian Green

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/26/2017
TAGS: PREL MARR EZ PL IC
SUBJECT: RESPONDING TO RUSSIAN THREATS AGAINST MISSILE DEFENSE

REF: STATE 21640

Classified By: CDA Arnold Campbell for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

(C) Charge delivered reftel points to Thordur Bjarni Gudjonsson,
Acting Political Director at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on
February 26. Gudjonsson said that the Icelanders would take a
further look at this issue but that he was already familiar with the
Russian's negative opinion of NATO expansion having served from 2000
until 2005 as the Deputy of the Icelandic delegation to NATO. He
said the GOI would continue supporting the USG position in meetings
but that it was doubtful that the GOI would make a public statement
on the issue at this time.

CAMPBELL

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