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06ATHENS1946 2006-07-25 14:56:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Athens
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CFE TRANSFERS: GOG REQUESTS DC DELEGATION TO VISIT

Tags:   GR NO PGOV PREL TU NATO MARR KCFE PARM 
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P 251456Z JUL 06
FM AMEMBASSY ATHENS
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY 0000
INFO RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 4225
RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0870
RUEHNY/AMEMBASSY OSLO PRIORITY 0178
RUEHSF/AMEMBASSY SOFIA PRIORITY 1438
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/24/2016
TAGS: GR NO PGOV PREL TU NATO MARR KCFE PARM
SUBJECT: CFE TRANSFERS: GOG REQUESTS DC DELEGATION TO VISIT
ATHENS

REF: SECSTATE 116608

Classified By: Ambassador Charles Ries, reasons 1.4 (B) AND (D)



1. (C) Summary: Poloff delivered reftel points to MFA NATO
D2 Directorate, Deputy Director Polychroniou, on Thursday
July 20, and to MoD Deputy Diplomatic Advisor Stoidis Friday,
July 21. Both interlocutors expressed that Greece remains
interested in complying with the request, but also that a
Washington delegation first visit Athens to further
discussions. GoG has not been in consultations with Norway
or Ankara on this matter. End Summary.



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Washington Delegation to Athens is Necessary


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2. (C) Poloff delivered reftel CFE demarche to MFA and MoD
interlocutors on July 21 and July 22. MFA NATO Deputy
Director Polychroniou said it was his understanding that a
Washington delegation had agreed to travel to Athens for
further discussions concerning CFE transfers. A tentative
meeting for mid-July was discussed on the margins of earlier
meetings in Brussels and Vienna, according to Polychroniou.
At this point, Polychroniou recommends a Washington
delegation consider visiting Athens during last week of
August or first week of September. He said a meeting would
be necessary in order to coordinate and bring together all
the necessary parties for a "supra" information sharing
session. He anticipated that a decision could be forthcoming
following such a meeting, which would be in advance of the
next September 21 HLTF. MoD Deputy Diplomatic Advisor
Stoidis stressed that Greece's intention is to accommodate
this request to the best of its ability.



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GoG not Coordinating with GoN or GoT


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3. (C) Polychroniou also informed me that he was not aware
of any GoG coordination with Ankara or Oslo. He said he was
aware Ankara was considering transferring the full amount of
entitlements in one of the three categories listed in reftel
(tanks, ACVs, and artillery). Polychroniou explained that
Greece would most likely be unable to identify one category.
Instead, they are looking at transferring partial
entitlements from each of the three categories. Rather than
coordinating with Oslo and Ankara, they prefer to identify
what they can provide after internal coordination, and then
report to Washington.
RIES