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05SANTIAGO2349
2005-11-16 20:04:00
SECRET
Embassy Santiago
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AMBASSADOR INFORMS SENIOR FOREIGN MINISTRY

Tags:   MARR  MASS  PARM  VE  CI 
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DE RUEHSG #2349 3202004
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R 162004Z NOV 05
FM AMEMBASSY SANTIAGO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 7877
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 0173
RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN 0121
RUEHBR/AMEMBASSY BRASILIA 2959
RUEHBS/AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 0175
RUEHBU/AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES 2771
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0809
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 0132
RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 0785
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 0216
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 0483
RUEHFR/AMEMBASSY PARIS 0183
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME 0237
RUEHSM/AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM 0103
RUEHTC/AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE 0165
RHMFISS/HQ USSOUTHCOM MIAMI FL
RUEKJCS/JOINT STAFF WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC
						S E C R E T SANTIAGO 002349 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, PM

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/16/2015
TAGS: MARR MASS PARM VE CI
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR INFORMS SENIOR FOREIGN MINISTRY
OFFICIAL OF CHANGE IN U.S. ARMS TRANSFER POLICY TOWARDS
VENEZUELA

REF: STATE 207628

Classified By: Ambassador Craig Kelly. Reasons: 1.4 (b and d).

S E C R E T SANTIAGO 002349

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR WHA/BSC, PM

E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/16/2015
TAGS: MARR MASS PARM VE CI
SUBJECT: AMBASSADOR INFORMS SENIOR FOREIGN MINISTRY
OFFICIAL OF CHANGE IN U.S. ARMS TRANSFER POLICY TOWARDS
VENEZUELA

REF: STATE 207628

Classified By: Ambassador Craig Kelly. Reasons: 1.4 (b and d).


1. (S) The Ambassador met with Foreign Ministry Director
General for External Affairs Carlos Portales on November 16
to deliver reftel points. The Ambassador noted the U.S.
continued to be concerned about the destabilizing effect
Venezuela's arms acquisitions could have on the region. As a
result, the U.S. had changed its arms transfer policy for
Venezuela and asked that the GOC adopt similar restrictions.


2. (S) Portales said Chilean policy did not explicitly
prohibit the sale or transfer of lethal and non-lethal
material to Venezuela. However, Portales noted he had not
heard of any such transfers occurring during his four-plus
years as the number three at the Foreign Ministry, adding "we
simply do not sell such items to Venezuela."


3. (S) Post intends to deliver a similar message to senior
Ministry of Defense officials at the earliest possible
opportunity.
KELLY