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Cablegate: Reliable Replacement Warhead Points Delivered To

VZCZCXYZ0007
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #0523 0670914
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 080914Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1253
INFO RHEGGTN/USDOE GERMANTOWN MD PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY

UNCLAS ANKARA 000523

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN/RA TERRY GODBY, ISN/SPO KERRY KARTCHNER;
DOD FOR OSD/P DAVID STEIN;
DOE FOR DOE/NNSA JOHN HARVEY

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP PARM PREL TU
SUBJECT: RELIABLE REPLACEMENT WARHEAD POINTS DELIVERED TO
MFA

REF: STATE 25145

(SBU) We delivered reftel points on the Joint DOD-DOE
Nuclear Weapons Council determination on the development of
Reliable Replacement Warheads (RRW) on March 2 to Melih Bora
Kerimoglu, Chief of Section, MFA Department of Arms Control
and Disarmament. Kerimoglu expressed appreciation for our
notification before the decision was made public. He asked
whether we intended to test the RRW. Drawing from reftel Q
and A, we explained that while we do not intend to conduct
underground tests of the new warheads at this time, we could
not rule out the possibility of future tests.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

WILSON

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