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04THEHAGUE248 DUTCH MILITARY DEPLOYMENTS: IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN 2004-01-30 2011-02-03 SECRET Embassy The Hague
04SANAA3023 YEMENI PRESIDENT SALEH WANTS WASHINGTON TRIP 2004-12-06 2011-02-03 SECRET Embassy Sanaa
05SANAA1790 PRIORITIES FOR WASHINGTON VISIT: SALEH NEEDS TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION 2005-06-28 2011-02-03 SECRET Embassy Sanaa
08STATE1265 REQUEST TO ALLIES FOR NEW DEMARCHE TO CHINA REGARDING CHINA'S JANUARY 2007 ANTI-SATELLITE TEST 2008-01-06 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08PARIS2134 P3 CONSULTATIONS ON NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT IN PARIS 2008-11-21 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Paris
09STATE96222 S) FRENCH FIRM SELLING INFRARED DETECTORS TO 2009-09-16 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Secretary of State
00THEHAGUE1695 PEACEKEEPING REMAINS SENSITIVE ISSUE IN... 2000-06-07 2011-02-02 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
06THEHAGUE210 NETHERLANDS/ISAF: TURNING THE CORNER 2006-01-31 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
07SOFIA1271 STRATEGY TO SHAPE BULGARIA'S MILITARY MODERNIZATION 2007-10-29 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Sofia
08MOSCOW1647 SCENESETTER FOR COUNTERTERRORISM WORKING GROUP 2008-06-10 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Moscow
08TRIPOLI505 NEGOTIATIONS OVER MIL-MIL MOU CONTINUE 2008-06-26 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI650 LIBYA SEEKS TO PURCHASE 130,000 KALASHNIKOVS FOR UNKNOWN END-USERS CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) UK Embassy PolOff told P/E Chief on August 10 that HMG's Embassy in Tripoli had recently received a request from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to vet a request for a license to export to Libya a sizeable quantity of automatic rifles. UK company York Guns, acting as the intermediary between an unidentified Ukrainian arms manufacturer and procurement officials at Libya's Temporary People's Committee for Defense (MinDefense-equivalent), has requested an export license to deliver 130,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles (NFI on model) to Libya in the fourth quarter of 2008. According to UK PolOff, it is not clear what the rifles would be used for; attempts to solicit further information from York Guns representatives and Government of Libya (GOL) officials have "raised more questions than they answered". 2. (C) He said the UK had received no answer as to whether the weapons would be used to equip Libyan military units, and in any event was skeptical that such would be the case given the quantity involved. (Note: Information available to the DATT suggest that Libya's armed forces comprise approximately 90,000 personnel, of which some 60,000 are in the ground forces. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the total number of military personnel at 76,000. End note.) UK PolOff noted that the UK is concerned that the intention may be to re-export the weapons, particularly to armed rebel factions backed by Khartoum and/or Ndjamena in the Chad/Sudan conflict. He thought the license request would not be approved. 3. (SBU) In a similar case reported in open source media in April, Italian police arrested a number of Italian arms traffickers in February 2007 who were finalizing arrangements for the delivery of 500,000 Chinese-manufacture T-56 automatic rifles to Libya. The 500,000 represented the initial tranche of a deal that was to have included one million automatic rifles and 10 million rounds of ammunition. Media reports and Italian contacts indicated that Italian authorities concluded from their investigation that the weapons were to have been re-exported from Libya to Chad and Sudan. 4. (C) Comment: The fact that York Guns and GOL officials have been vague about the intended end-use of the 130,000 Kalashnikov rifles raises potentially troubling questions about the extent to which Libya is still involved in supplying military materiel to parties involved in the Chad/Sudan conflict. End comment. STEVENS 2008-08-18 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI829 AL-QADHAFI: TO RUSSIA, WITH LOVE? 2008-10-17 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI868 U.K. DENIES LICENSE FOR EXPORT OF KALASHNIKOVS TO LIBYA; GOL POTENTIALLY SEEKING ALTERNATIVE SELLERS REF: A) TRIPOLI 650, B) STATE 95271 CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, Embassy Tripoli, U.S. Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) U.K. Embassy PolOff told P/E Chief on October 30 that HMG had decided not/not to approve a license for U.K. company York Guns to export to Libya 130,000 Kashnikov automatic rifles. Per ref A, York Guns was to have acted as intermediary between an unidentified Ukrainian party and procurement officials at Libya's Temporary People's Committee for Defense (MOD-equivalent). Based on the intervention reported ref B and on concerns expressed by the U.K.'s Embassy in Tripoli that the Government of Libya (GOL) might have intended to re-export the weapons to either the governments or armed rebel factions in Chad and Sudan, the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommended about one month ago against approving the export license. After conducting a review of the case, Whitehall concurred on October 30 with the decision to not/not approve the export license. 2. (C) Separately, Muhammad el-Obeidi, a Libyan businessman with ties to some quarters of Muammar al-Qadhafi's regime, told P/E Chief on October 23 that he had signed a contract with a Romanian company (NFI) for the export from Romania to Libya of 100,000 AK-47S automatic rifles. (Note: El-Obeidi's older brother was Libya's Minister of Defense from 1954-1969; his nephew is a former Prime Minister and the current MFA Secretary (U/S-equivalent) for European Affairs. End note.) El-Obeidi signed the contract in late September in Paris during a business trip there. El-Obeidi said he had been tapped to help facilitate procurement for the Jafl al-Khamis ("Khamis Brigade"), a special forces unit headed by Khamis al-Qadhafi, son of Muammar al-Qadhafi. He said Captain Ahmed Ben Shraga'a, head of procurement for the unit, has instructions to work through el-Obeidi on a number of "special procurement issues". El-Obeidi was open about the contract, but avoided the question as to whether the rifles were to be used in Libya or re-exported to another destination. STEVENS 2008-11-06 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI870 AL-QADHAFI'S RUSSIA TRIP SIGNALS DESIRE FOR FOREIGN POLICY 2008-11-06 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI992 LIBYA INTERESTED IN U.S. WEAPONS, MORE AMBIVALENT ON OTHER MILITARY COOPERATION 2008-12-31 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI31 SENIOR REGIME FIGURES AMBIVALENT ABOUT U.S.-LIBYA RELATIONS 2009-01-15 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI117 GOL PRESSING FOR BROAD AGREEMENTS ON SECURITY AND NUCLEAR 2009-02-09 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09SANTIAGO167 CHILE SCENESETTER FOR CHAIRMAN OF JOINT CHIEFS OF 2009-02-24 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Santiago
09ISLAMABAD1364 SCENESETTER FOR NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR JONES 2009-06-20 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Islamabad
10SEOUL202 DASD SCHIFFER: KOREAN NATIONAL ASSEMBLY MEMBERS 2010-02-10 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Seoul
08STATE3728 A/S WELCH'S JANUARY 3 MEETING WITH LIBYAN FM 2008-01-11 2011-01-31 SECRET Secretary of State
09TRIPOLI156 LIBYA'S NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER: LOOKING FOR SIGNALS OF 2009-02-18 2011-01-31 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI201 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, 2009-03-05 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI202 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, 2009-03-05 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI273 NEARLY 400 RESCUED BUT 200 MISSING AT SEA IN MIGRANT SMUGGLING TRAGEDY REF: A. ROME 205 B. TRIPOLI 212 C. VALLETTA 143 TRIPOLI 00000273 001.2 OF 002 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene Cretz, Ambassador. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-04-02 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI309 AL-QADHAFI CALLS FOR SUPRANATIONAL AU TO INCLUDE COMMON 2009-04-16 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI310 MUATASSIM'S WASHINGTON DEBUT: BURNISHING HIS IMAGE AND TESTING U.S. WATERS TRIPOLI 00000310 001.2 OF 004 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene A. Cretz, Ambassador. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-04-17 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI371 ENCOURAGING CEN-SAD TO COOPERATE WITH TSCTP AND AFRICOM 2009-05-06 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI391 LIBYA TAKES BACK 500 ITALY-BOUND MIGRANTS 2009-05-14 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI401 SCENESETTER FOR THE VISIT OF GENERAL WILLIAM WARD TO LIBYA, MAY 21 REF: TRIPOLI 202 TRIPOLI 00000401 001.2 OF 003 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene A. Cretz, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy - Tripoli, U.S. Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-05-18 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI482 RUSSIAN NSC DELEGATION TO VISIT LIBYA JUNE 22-24 2009-06-17 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09SECTION02OF03QRIPOLI583 BEYOND LOCKERBIE: WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE US-LIBYA RELATIONSHIP 2009-07-20 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI583 BEYOND LOCKERBIE: WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE US-LIBYA RELATIONSHIP TRIPOLI 00000583 001.2 OF 003 CLASSIFIED BY: Gene A. Cretz, Ambassador, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-07-20 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI584 BEYOND LOCKERBIE: WRITING THE NEXT CHAPTER OF THE US-LIBYA RELATIONSHIP TRIPOLI 00000584 001.2 OF 003 CLASSIFIED BY: Joan Polaschik, Charge d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1.(S/NF) Summary. Your visit to Libya will set the tone and agenda for the bilateral relationship over the next several months. Libyan officials seek clarification of the Administration's policy toward Libya, especially after their mishandling of the Fathi al-Jahmi case, and are unsure of the degree of engagement they can expect. They continue to complain that Libya has not been adequately "rewarded" for previous policy decisions to give up its WMD programs and support for terrorism, yet they are remiss in meeting key WMD deadlines. You can lay out the path toward increased engagement in the wake of the new Washington consensus and press for real progress. Potential deliverables from the visit include: a statement announcing the intention to engage in a Human Rights Dialogue and a Political-Military Dialogue with high-level State officials; Libya's signing of the HEU-LEU transfer agreement; formation of a visas working group to discuss bilateral visa problems; and setting a date to sign a Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA). You can also privately raise the notion of establishing a Civil-Nuclear Dialogue, incumbent upon GOL signing of the HEU-LEU transfer agreement. The Libyans will be looking for a concept of how we envision conducting the human rights dialogue and assurances regarding the possibility of a meeting between POTUS and Qadhafi on the margins of UNGA. They will also continue to press for security assurances. End Summary. 2009-07-20 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI590 THE CAST OF THE JAMAHIRIYA: BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR NEA AA/S FELTMAN'S VISIT TO TRIPOLI REF: A) 08 TRIPOLI 960; B) O8 TRIPOLI 993 TRIPOLI 00000590 001.2 OF 003 CLASSIFIED BY: Joan Polaschik, Charge d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-07-21 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
10STATE284 2010-01-04 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
10TRIPOLI60 LIBYA AGREES "IN PRINCIPLE" TO POLITICAL-MILITARY DIALOGUE REF: STATE 284 CLASSIFIED BY: Yael Lempert, A/DCM, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2010-01-21 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
10TRIPOLI167 2010-02-23 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Tripoli
06PARAMARIBO343 INCREASED VENEZUELAN ACTIVISM IN SURINAME HAS 2006-06-09 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Paramaribo
08TEGUCIGALPA89 GOH SAYS FARC NOT A TERRORIST GROUP, ATTENDS ALBA 2008-01-28 2011-01-29 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tegucigalpa
10TEGUCIGALPA2 AMBASSADOR AND PRESIDENT-ELECT LOBO DISCUSS NEED 2010-01-05 2011-01-29 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Tegucigalpa
10TEGUCIGALPA16 CHARGES FILED AGAINST MILITARY FOR FLYING ZELAYA 2010-01-08 2011-01-29 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tegucigalpa
10TEGUCIGALPA143 AMBASSADOR AND PRESIDENT LOBO DISCUSS THE NEED TO 2010-02-17 2011-01-29 SECRET Embassy Tegucigalpa
09BERLIN431 NEW U.S. AF/PAK STRATEGY GENERATES GOOD WILL, BUT 2009-04-10 2011-01-28 SECRET Embassy Berlin
09BRASILIA68 BRAZIL'S DEFENSE MINISTER ON FIGHTER COMPETITION, 2009-01-15 2011-01-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
09STATE6423 C) IRANIAN OUTREACH TO LATIN AMERICA 2009-01-23 2011-01-28 SECRET//NOFORN Secretary of State
08CAIRO2043 EGYPT NAMES PROBABLE COEPSU PARTICIPANTS FOR 2008-09-16 2011-01-28 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Cairo
09KABUL941 CODEL TSONGAS: MEETING WITH AFGHAN INTERIOR 2009-04-15 2011-01-27 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Kabul
07THEHAGUE497 YOUR VISIT TO THE NETHERLAND... 2007-03-20 2011-01-27 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
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