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06SANJOSE1933 2006-08-30 23:03:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy San Jose
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REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE ON PROPOSED COSTA RICAN ARMS

Tags:   PREL PARM KTIA ETRD CS 
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FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5968
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
					  UNCLAS SAN JOSE 001933 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA: GSNIDLE, PM/DTC, WHA/CEN

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM KTIA ETRD CS
SUBJECT: REQUEST FOR GUIDANCE ON PROPOSED COSTA RICAN ARMS
TRADE TREATY

REF: A. 05 STATE 6101


B. SNIDLE-FRISBIE EMAIL 8-29-2006



1. Post requests Department's guidance in responding to
Costa Rica's latest proposal for a framework treaty on arms
trading. Ref A conveyed Department's opposition to Costa
Rica's efforts to propose an earlier version of the treaty at
the OAS more than a year and a half ago. The original
proposal was presented by Oscar Arias, along with six other
Nobel Prize winners, in New York in 1997 and was offered as
an international code of conduct. Now the proposal has been
formatted as an international treaty intended to implement
additional requirements over time. The proposal is currently
supported by 20 Nobel laureates and the British government,
according to an invitation to the Ambassador from Foreign
Minister Stagno, dated August 22, 2006 (faxed to WHA/CEN).



2. The Ambassador has been invited to a joint Costa
Rican-U.K. presentation on the proposed treaty planned for
September 5, 2006. Since the Ambassador will out of the
capital on that date, Post would plan to be represented at
the presentation by the Political Section. Post requests
guidance in time for the September 5 event.
LANGDALE