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03ROME5416 2003-12-02 15:52:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Rome
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WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT: MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY

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					  UNCLAS ROME 005416 

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OPDC PREL ETTC KSTC PARM IT EUN
SUBJECT: WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT: MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY
POWELL TO ITALIAN FOREIGN MINISTER FRATTINI

FOR EUR/WE AND NP/ECNP

REF: A) BURKHEAD/REDDY TELECON
B) USMISSION UNVIE/ROBBINS TELECON
C) STATE 325046



1. (SBU) ECONOMIC COUNSELOR CALLED ON MFA
NONPROLIFERATION COORDINATOR AMBASSADOR UGO DE MOHR
NOVEMBER 26 TO DELIVER REF C MESSAGE FROM SECRETARY
POWELL TO FOREIGN MINISTER FRATINI. SHE EXPLAINED TO
DE MOHR THAT THE SECRETARY WAS PROPOSING A JOINT LETTER
WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER TO ALL WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT
PARTICIPANTS TRANSMITTING A STATEMENT REAFFIRMING
MEMBER STATES' COMMITMENT TO THE ARRANGEMENT AT THE
PLENARY MEETING DECEMBER 10-12.



2. (SBU) DE MOHR SAID THAT THE U.S. MISSION IN VIENNA
HAD ALREADY APPROACHED ITALY'S CHIEF OF MISSION IN
VIENNA WHO, IN TURN, HAD DISCUSSED THE IDEA WITH DE
MOHR. THE TWO HAD AGREED THE LETTER WAS A GOOD IDEA.
DE MOHR PROMISED TO SPEAK WITH THE FOREIGN MINISTER
EARLY THAT EVENING; BUT BECAUSE OF HIS TRAVEL PLANS, DE
MOHR COULD NOT REPORT BACK TO EMBOFF UNTIL DECEMBER 1.



3. (SBU) ON DECEMBER 1, DE MOHR REPORTED THAT THE
FOREIGN MINISTER COULD AGREE TO THE STATEMENT AS
DRAFTED REF C. FURTHER, HE (DE MOHR) WAS THEN
TRANSMITTING INSTRUCTIONS TO ITALY'S EMBASSIES IN
WASSENAAR ARRANGEMENT CAPITALS INSTRUCTING ITALIAN
EMBASSIES TO APPROACH SENIOR LEVELS IN HOST GOVERNMENT
CAPITALS TO REPORT THE UNITED STATES AND ITALY WOULD
TABLE REF C STATEMENT IN THE DECEMBER 10-12 PLENARY
MEETING AND TO ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT FOR THAT
STATEMENT.

SEMBLER


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2003ROME05416 - Classification: UNCLASSIFIED