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Cablegate: Wmd Foreign Consequence Management Memorandum Of

VZCZCXYZ0015
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHAK #1956 2121022
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 311022Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3209

UNCLAS ANKARA 001956

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR ISN/WMDT - THOMAS LOWE AND BRIAN LEWIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KTIA OTRA PTER TU
SUBJECT: WMD FOREIGN CONSEQUENCE MANAGEMENT MEMORANDUM OF
UNDERSTANDING

REF: A. STATE 99795

B. ANKARA 0635

1. (SBU) We presented proposed Consequence Management MOU
text (ref a) to Bora Kerimoglu, Section Chief in the MFA Arms
Control and Disarmament Department, on July 31. Kerimoglu
promised to review the text and bring it to the attention of
Deputy Director General Ahmet Gun and other officials when
they return from vacation. We stressed the voluntary nature
of the MOU, which would provide a practical vehicle for
ensuring smooth cooperation before and during a catastrophic
WMD event.

2. (U) We will follow up with DDG Gun and ascertain whether
and when a visit from ISN/WMDT representatives would be
useful.

Visit Ankara's Classified Web Site at
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/ankara/

MCELDOWNEY

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