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Cablegate: Russia On Debt Relief for Iraq

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SUBJECT: RUSSIA ON DEBT RELIEF FOR IRAQ

REF: STATE 181094

(SBU) Emboffs raised reftel points with Deputy Finance
Minister Sergey Storchak and Special Envoy to Iraq Sergey
Kirpichenko. Storchak reported that Russia's bilateral
agreement with Iraq was close to completion but offered no
details regarding what issues remained pending. Kirpichenko
told Econoff he expected the agreement to be signed soon but
was not familiar with the technical aspects of the
discussions. Storchak and Kirpichenko expressed confidence
that the matter would be resolved before the planned signing
of the International Compact for Iraq in mid-December.
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