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Cablegate: Greece/Convention On Cluster Munitions - Gog

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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/27/2018
TAGS: PARM NATO MOPS PREL GR
SUBJECT: GREECE/CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS - GOG
CONFIRMS IT WILL NOT SIGN CCM

REF: STATE 125512

Classified By: A/Political Counselor Jeffrey Hovenier for reasons 1.4(b
) and (d).

(C) Loukos Tsokos, First Secretary in the Greek MFA's D1
Directorate (UN and International Organization Affairs)
confirmed to us November 28 that Greece would not sign the
Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) when it is opened for
signature December 3 (reftel). Tsokos said Greece would be
represented at the opening event by its Ambassador in Oslo,
as would other EU members states who are not signing the CCM,
but he said Greece did not intend to make any statement and
was not coordinating any steps with other non-signing
countries.
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