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Title: GUATEMALA: DEMARCHE ON CWC NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION

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06GUATEMALA22472006-11-08 18:45:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Guatemala
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SUBJECT: GUATEMALA: DEMARCHE ON CWC NATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION 
GUIDELINES 
 
REF: A. STATE 181985 
     ¶B. GUATEMALA 2056 
 
(SBU) PolOff delivered Ref A demarche November 3 to Luis 
Carranza, Deputy Director for UN Affairs in the Foreign 
Ministry's Multilateral Affairs Directorate.  Carranza 
reported that Guatemala had not passed implementing 
legislation required for CWC state parties, and would not do 
so before the December 2006 deadline.  Carranza also reported 
a similar lack of implementing legislation for the Biological 
Weapons Convention.  Carranza stated that his goal was to 
incorporate CWC and BWC implementation into a draft 
counterterrorism bill that had recently been introduced in 
the Guatemalan Congress.  Carranza had a pending request (Ref 
B) for OAS/CICTE funding for a Foreign Ministry-hosted CT 
legislation seminar that included as one of its goals the 
incorporation of CWC and BWC provisions into the pending CT 
bill.  The seminar was initially scheduled for November 2006 
but has been postponed to January 2007. 
Derham