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Cablegate: (C) Czech Government Officially Says No to Sale Of

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

C O N F I D E N T I A L PRAGUE 000470

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/01/2015
TAGS: MASS PREL BO EZ RS
SUBJECT: (C) CZECH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALLY SAYS NO TO SALE OF
MISSILES FROM BELARUS TO US NAVY

REF: A. PRAGUE 337

B. PRAGUE 356 ...
4/1/2005 14:50 C O N F I D E N T I A L PRAGUE 000470 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/01/2015 TAGS: MASS PREL BO EZ RS

1. (C) The Czech government has formally denied the license request of a Czech arms dealer to broker the sale of Russian KH-31 missiles, now in the possession of a state-run firm in Belarus, to the U.S. Navy. Poloff was told April 1st that the MFA licensing office had on March 31 sent a formal letter to the office within the Ministry of Industry and Trade which is responsible for arms sales, informing it of the MFA's decision. To confirm this, , called his counterpart at the Ministry of Industry and Trade, who told him that no license has been approved, or will be approved for this transaction. The Czech government considers the matter closed and expressed its thanks for the consultations with the U.S. government.

CABANISS

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