Viewing cable 06VILNIUS1113
Title: LITHUANIA CONSIDERING CLOSER TIES WITH IRAN

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06VILNIUS11132006-12-15 14:19:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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TAGS: PREL LH IR
SUBJECT: LITHUANIA CONSIDERING CLOSER TIES WITH IRAN 
 
REF: VILNIUS 608 
 
Classified By: Consul James Fellows for reasons 1.4 b and d 
 
¶1.  (U) This is an action request -- see para four. 
 
¶2.  (C) MFA Americas and Asia Director Jonas Paslauskas told 
us December 13 that the GOL was considering an Iranian 
government request to hold working-level (director level) 
meetings.  The GOL already has diplomatic relations with the 
GOI.  He said that the GOL had no issues to pursue with the 
Iranians, but said that some EU governments had encouraged 
the GOL to do more with Iran.  He said that the objective of 
such contacts would be to collect information on Iranian 
intentions that could be of use to the USG and the EU. 
Paslauskas noted that the GOL's Ankara-resident ambassador, 
on his return from a trip to Iran, was "swarmed" by 
diplomatic colleagues eager for information. 
 
¶3.  (C) Paslauskas assured us that the talks would not take 
place before President Adamkus's February visit to 
Washington, and expressed the GOL's interest in USG views on 
the matter. 
 
¶4.  (C) ACTION REQUEST: We would appreciate guidance on how 
to respond to the GOL.  The GOL has proven receptive to our 
advice on Iran before -- see reftel, in which the GOL 
declined a request last summer for Vice President Esfandian 
Rahim-Mashaei to meet with President Adamkus and the 
then-Economy Minster. 
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