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Identifier
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05BRATISLAVA122
2005-02-09 16:05:00
SECRET
Embassy Bratislava
Cable title:  

MTAG: POTENTIAL SCUD SALE TO YEMEN

Tags:   PARM  PREL  MNUC  ETTC  YM  LO  MTCRE 
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S E C R E T BRATISLAVA 000122

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR NP/CBM, EUR/NCE, AND EUR/PRA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/09/2015
TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC ETTC YM LO MTCRE
SUBJECT: MTAG: POTENTIAL SCUD SALE TO YEMEN

REF: STATE 22315

Classified By: CDA Scott N. Thayer for reasons 1.4(b) and (d)

(S) Poloff delivered reftel demarche February 9 to Karol
Mistrik, Director of the OSCE and Disarmament Department at
the MFA. Mistrik noted that the GOS no longer posesses scud
missiles. The last scuds in the Slovak inventory, the
SS-23s, were dismantled in the 2000/2001 timeframe. Mistrik
continued that Slovak law applies to brokering arms deals
even if the missiles are of foreign origin. If a Slovak
company wants to enter negotiations that seek to produce an
arms contract, the company must first apply for a license
with the Ministry of Economy (MOE). Mistrik said the GOS
would not approve this type of deal.
THAYER


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