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Cablegate: Mtcr -- Finland to Support U.S. Uav/Cruise Missile

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DE RUEHHE #0160 0660935
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R 070935Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 3043

C O N F I D E N T I A L HELSINKI 000160

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE PASS MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME COLLECTIVE

E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/07/2017
TAGS: MTCRE PARM PREL ETTC MNUC TSPA KSCA FI
SUBJECT: MTCR -- FINLAND TO SUPPORT U.S. UAV/CRUISE MISSILE
PROPOSAL

REF: SECSTATE 23826

Classified By: POLCHIEF GREGORY THOME FOR REASONS 1.4 (B) AND (D)

(C) Finnish MFA Director of the Unit for Arms Control and
Disarmament Laura Kansikas-Debraise informed PolChief March
7 that she had vetted the substance of subject demarche
within the GOF interagency; there is now full GOF support
at both the political and technical levels for the adoption
at the March TEM of the revised U.S. MTCR proposal to
modify controls on UAVs and cruise missiles. She noted
political support had always been strong, but that Finnish
technical experts in particular praised the latest
revisions to the US proposal.
WARE

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