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Cablegate: Portugal Requests Additional Information On U.S.

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DE RUEHLI #2620 2800949
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R 060949Z OCT 08
FM AMEMBASSY LISBON
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 7055

UNCLAS LISBON 002620

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM PREL PO
SUBJECT: PORTUGAL REQUESTS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON U.S.
FIRST COMMITTEE RESOLUTION

REF: SECSTATE 101817

1. (U) Portuguese MFA Disarmament and Security Deputy
Director Joao Pedro Fins do Lago and Disarmament Officer Sara
Oliveira thanked us for the draft text on the U.S. resolution
on compliance with non-proliferation, arms limitations and
disarmament agreements. Fins do Lago asked for additional
information on the timing and support for the measure. He
inquired whether the USG was looking for co-sponsors and when
the U.S. delegation planned to present the text to the
Committee. He also asked which nations had expressed support
for the text.

2. (U) Post e-mailed Fins do Lago's question to the points of
contact listed in reftel. Post appreciates guidance on the
timing and international sponsorship for the measure that we
can share with the Portuguese MFA.
STEPHENSON

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