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Cablegate: Special Envoy for Manpads -- Indonesian Has

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O 281018Z MAR 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8491
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
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RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 000626

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR EAP, T, PM, ISN, PM/WRA (WILLIAMS/PICO), EAP/MTS,
EAP/MLS
SECDEF FOR USDP/ISA/AP P.IPSEN
JOINT STAFF FOR P.CLEMMONS
NSC FOR E.PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM PTER MASS ID
SUBJECT: SPECIAL ENVOY FOR MANPADS -- INDONESIAN HAS
QUESTIONS ON ASSISTANCE

REF: SECSTATE 30482

1. (U) We conveyed to Indonesian counterparts on March 25
reftel announcement of the appointment of the Special Envoy
for MANPADS Threat Reduction. We noted that the creation of
this position underscored the importance that the United
States attached to the effective control of such weapons. It
was particularly important to keep MANPADS out of the hands
of terrorists. We outlined the various types of assistance
available, as described reftel.

2. (U) Contacts in the Office of Disarmament and
International Security at the Department of Foreign Affairs
(DEPLU) thanked us for the information and the offer of
assistance. They said that Indonesia shared the USG view of
the importance of effective national control of MANPADS in
the context of the battle against terrorism. Indonesia had
national laws to regulate the possession of firearms and
explosive bombs, including MANPADS, in the form of Law No.
12/1951 and Law No. 2/2002.

3. (U) They noted further that U.S. Transportation Security
Authority (TSA) had offered Indonesia assistance in the form
of a MANPADS Vulnerability Assessment (MVA) at Ngurah Rai
Airport Bali. Indonesia believed it possessed sufficient
capacity to identify and assess the threat of the illegal use
of MANPADS. Indonesia was prepared to share this assessment
with other interested countries. That said, Indonesia
remained open in principle to technical assistance and
expertise, if needed, and in that regard would appreciate
having more details of the outreach training under MANPADS
Assist Visits (MAV).

4. (U) Our DEPLU contacts also requested further
clarification of what USG understood under reftel references
to multilateral diplomatic initiatives to reduced MANPADS
transfers and production technology proliferation,
specifically: multilateral efforts on export control and
guidelines; bilateral consultations on specific exports;
diplomatic interdictions activities; and sanction
recommendations. They noted that Indonesia had reservations
regarding diplomatic interdiction activities and
international sanctions as a matter of policy. Mission will
follow up directly with PM/WRA to obtain further details.

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