Viewing cable 06VATICAN64
Title: HOLY SEE SUPPORTS PSI

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06VATICAN642006-04-12 14:10:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vatican
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R 121410Z APR 06
FM AMEMBASSY VATICAN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0301
INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
RUEHROV/AMEMBASSY VATICAN 0329
C O N F I D E N T I A L VATICAN 000064 
 
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E.O. 12958: DECL:  4/12/2016 
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SUBJECT: HOLY SEE SUPPORTS PSI 
 
REF: A. REF A) STATE 50811; REF B) 04 VATICAN 2725 
 
     ¶B. A) STATE 50811; B) 04 VATICAN 2725 
 
CLASSIFIED BY: Peter Martin, Pol/Econ Chief, Vatican, State. 
REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 
 
 
 
 
 
¶1.  (C)  Holy See Office Director for Disarmament Paolo Conversi 
noted April 7 the Vatican's support for the Proliferation 
Security Initiative (PSI) (ref a) and noted the Holy See's 
previous support at events such as the first anniversary meeting 
for the PSI in May 2004 (ref b).  As he has done in previous 
conversations, Conversi expressed strong support for the premise 
of PSI, adding only that the Holy See hoped PSI would complement 
rather than duplicate UN non-proliferation efforts.  He said the 
Holy See saw great value in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty 
(NPT). 
 
¶2.  (C) We passed Conversi ref (a) points, and noted in 
particular the endorsement of PSI by the UN High Level Panel. 
Conversi said a Holy See representative would likely attend the 
June PSI Senior Level Political Meeting in Warsaw.  As for any 
further statement of support for PSI, or an endorsement of 
Statement of Interdiction Principles, Conversi said he would 
discuss possibilities with his superiors.  He noted that in some 
cases the Vatican refrained from taking a specific position on 
technical issues; it is possible that the PSI Principles might 
fall into this category. 
 
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