Search

 

Cablegate: Norway Unlikely to Provide Lebanese Army Assistance

VZCZCXRO3842
PP RUEHROV
DE RUEHNY #0718 1861506
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 051506Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY OSLO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5951
INFO RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT PRIORITY 0117
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 1063
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON PRIORITY 0386
RUEHXK/ARAB ISRAELI COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L OSLO 000718

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

PM/RSAT (AHUSAIN), NEA/ELA (MIRWIN), ODC-BEIRUT (AOGLESBEE)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/05/2017
TAGS: MASS MARR MOPS PGOV PREL LE NZ AS NATO EU NO
SUBJECT: NORWAY UNLIKELY TO PROVIDE LEBANESE ARMY ASSISTANCE

REF: STATE 93173

Classified By: DCM Kevin M. Johnson, Reasons 1.4(b) and (d)

(C) On July 5 we delivered reftel points to MFA Deputy
Director General for Global Security and Bilateral Relations
Leif Larsen, who will share the information with MFA
colleagues in the Middle East and Export Control sections.
He noted Norway's stringent export regulations which prohibit
providing material to countries in war, or where conflict is
threatened. Larsen also opined that, even if Norway could
provide the requested ammunition, it would be impossible to
deliver such ammunition in the aggressive deadline outlined
under the reftel points. DATT has separately raised this
matter with MOD colleagues.
Whitney

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

UN Rights Office On Syria: The “Monstrous Annihilation” Of Eastern Ghouta

Since the Syrian Government and their allies escalated their offensive against opposition-held Eastern Ghouta on 4 February, there have been more than 1,200 civilian casualties, including at least 346 killed and 878 injured, mostly in airstrikes hitting residential areas... Ninety-two of these civilian deaths allegedly occurred in just one 13-hour period on Monday. More>>

ALSO:

Cyclone Gita: 70% Of Tonga Population Affected

The full scale of destruction is beginning to emerge from Tonga in the aftermath of the severe tropical cyclone Gita. Around 50,000 people, or almost 70% of the country’s population, have been affected, a third of whom are children. More>>

ALSO:


Gita: Samoas Clean Up After Being Swamped By Cyclone

Apia in the wake of Gita Photo: Rudy Bartley The clean up is continuing in the two Samoas after Tropical Cyclone Gita hit on Saturday morning. More>>

ALSO:

Grand Coalition : Germany's two main political parties set to govern under Angela Merkel.

The liberal-conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) negotiated through the night in a marathon final push to nail down an agreement. More>>


80 Passengers: Kiribati Ferry Disaster

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) are working with the Government of Kiribati to support children, families and communities affected by the recent Butiraoi ferry disaster. More>>

ALSO:

Campbell On: the US demonising of Iran

Satan may not exist, but the Evil One has always been a handy tool for priests and politicians alike. Currently, Iran is the latest bogey conjured up by Washington to (a) justify its foreign policy interventions and (b) distract attention from its foreign policy failures. More

ALSO: