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06ROME3202 2006-11-30 16:39:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Rome
Cable title:  

GOI RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR MTCR CONSULTATIONS ON

Tags:   MTCRE PARM PREL ETTC KSCA IT 
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DE RUEHRO #3202 3341639
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O 301639Z NOV 06
FM AMEMBASSY ROME
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6629
					  C O N F I D E N T I A L ROME 003202 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN/MTR, EUR/PRA, AND T

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/01/2031
TAGS: MTCRE PARM PREL ETTC KSCA IT
SUBJECT: GOI RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR MTCR CONSULTATIONS ON
USG UAV/CRUISE MISSILE PROPOSAL

REF: A. STATE 191828


B. ROME 1666

C. STATE 81264

Classified By: EcMin Thomas L. Delare for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)



1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph
four.



2. (C) Econ Counselor delivered ref A talking points
November 30 to Carlo Tripepi, the MFA Deputy Assistant
Secretary-equivalent official in charge of Missile Technology

SIPDIS
Control Regime (MTCR) issues. Tripepi reiterated GOI support
for the USG proposal to update MTCR controls on UAVs and
cruise missiles (reported ref B) and stated that GOI concerns
over the USG proposal are "purely technical." He said the
GOI is "totally in favor" of the USG proposal, and proposed
that in lieu of face-to-face meetings or a DVC with a
political-level delegation, that technical experts meet via
DVC to address specific GOI questions about the USG proposal.
Tripepi stated that GOI experts have already passed
questions to USG counterparts.



3. (C) Tripepi later that day confirmed the availability of
GOI technical experts from the Ministries of Foreign Affairs,
Defense, and Foreign Trade to participate in a DVC on
December 11, 12, 14, or 15.



4. (C) Action requested. Post requests Department confirm
the availability of USG experts on one of these dates.
Embassy POC for logistical arrangements concerning this DVC
is Economic Officer David Whiting (whitingd(at)state.gov).
End action requested.
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