Cablegate: Demarche for Lebanese Armed Forces: Transferring
DE RUEHWL #0496 1870549
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 060549Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4439
INFO RUEHLB/AMEMBASSY BEIRUT IMMEDIATE 0005
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA IMMEDIATE 4881
C O N F I D E N T I A L WELLINGTON 000496
STATE PASS TO NATO EU COLLECTIVE AND ARAB LEAGUE COLLECTIVE
E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/05/2017
TAGS: MARR MASS MOPS PGOV PREL
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE FOR LEBANESE ARMED FORCES: TRANSFERRING
REF: SECSTATE 93173
Classified By: DCM David J. Keegan, for reasons 1.4(b), (d)
(C) Acting Pol/Econ Chief delivered reftel demarche to Paul
Ash, Acting Deputy Director for Defence and Security at the
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFAT) on July 5. Mr.
Ash informed Embassy that the New Zealand Defence Forces do
not use 155mm HE Deep Cavity howitzer rounds and there are no
stocks of 105mm HEAT or HEP-T currently in stock. Per Mr.
Ash, there are also no domestic capabilities to manufacture
this ammunition. New Zealand New Zealand receives its supply
of 105mm ammunition from Canadian sources.