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Cablegate: Finnish Response: Transferring Surplus Ammunition

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RR RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHIK RUEHKUK RUEHROV RUEHYG
DE RUEHHE #0514 1871258
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 061258Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY HELSINKI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 3524
INFO RUEHEE/ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT 0096
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 0386
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 0083

UNCLAS HELSINKI 000514

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR PM/RSAT/AHUSAIN, NEA/ELA/MIRWIN,
ODC-BEIRUT/AOGLESBEE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PGOV PREL NATO FI
SUBJECT: FINNISH RESPONSE: TRANSFERRING SURPLUS AMMUNITION
TO THE LEBANESE ARMED FORCES

REF: SECSTATE 93173

(SBU) PolChief delivered subject demarche to Hannele
Voionmaa, Counselor in the Finnish MFA's Unit for Security
Policy, July 6. Voionmaa said that the MFA would have to
consult with the Ministry of Defense before offering a
definitive response. She suggested that a determination from
the Ministry of Defense regarding whether surplus stocks of
tank and howitzer rounds existed would be unlikely in the 5
to 10 day timeframe requested, but promised to provide a
response as soon as possible.
WARE

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