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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered: Global Initiative to Combat

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DE RUEHTU #0381 0851529
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261529Z MAR 07
FM AMEMBASSY TUNIS
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2900

UNCLAS TUNIS 000381

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/WMDT AND T (TIM KATSAPIS)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER KNNP MCAP PINR PINS PARM PREL TS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED: GLOBAL INITIATIVE TO COMBAT
NUCLEAR TERRORISM

REF: STATE 21535

(SBU) Ambassador delivered reftel talking points and
statement of principles during a meeting with MFA Secretary
of State for European Affairs Hatem Ben Salem on March 23.
Ambassador had previously coordinated with the Russian
Ambassador in Tunis, who said he planned to separately
demarche the MFA. Ben Salem said that he had "heard from the
Russians". He said that he was "personally following" the
issue, that relevant GOT officials had met to discuss the
initiative, and that an official response would be
forthcoming. Post will forward any further substantive
response, including any response to the Russian embassy,
septel.
GODEC

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