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Cablegate: Demarche Response: Light Arms Transfers Into Guinea

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SUBJECT: DEMARCHE RESPONSE: LIGHT ARMS TRANSFERS INTO GUINEA REF: STATE 117224 (SBU)

Pol/Econ chief delivered reftel demarche to Mohamed Matari, Director of the Americas Department at Libya's Ministry-equivalent of Foreign Affairs, and to Salem Hamza, Advisor to National Security Advisor Mutassim al-Qadhafi, separately on November 19. Neither Matari nor Hamza were aware of the information contained in reftel. Both said they would research the issues raised. Post will report any substantive responses septel. CRETZ

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