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03THEHAGUE3156
2003-12-22 14:29:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
Cable title:  

DUTCH MFA ON LIBYA WMD PROGRAMS

Tags:   KNNP  MNUC  PARM  PREL  LY  NL 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 003156 

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/22/2013
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PARM PREL LY NL
SUBJECT: DUTCH MFA ON LIBYA WMD PROGRAMS

REF: SECSTATE 345870

Classified By: Acting Political Counselor Nathaniel Dean for reasons
1.
5 (b and d)

(C) PolOff delivered reftel points regarding Libya's
acknowledgement of its WMD programs to Dutch MFA Special
Advisor for Nonproliferation Ambassador Arend Meerburg on
December 22. Meerburg expressed appreciation for the
information, saying he would use the points to draft material
for Dutch MFA Secretary General Frank Majoor's visit to
Washington January 7-9. Amb. Meerburg indicated SecGen
Majoor would have an extensive program in Washington,
including nonproliferation and potential EU - U.S.
cooperation during the 2004 Dutch EU Presidency. He
commented that Libya's statement may cause the Arab nations
to demand similar actions by Israel, adding pressure to the
current conflict. Further, Meerburg speculated the Libyan
decision may have a positive effect on Syria and its
leadership.
RUSSEL