Viewing cable 07RIGA779
Title: IRAN APPEARS TO REJECT DOWNGRADED VISIT TO LATVIA

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07RIGA7792007-10-19 07:31:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/19/2012 
TAGS: PREL IR LG
SUBJECT: IRAN APPEARS TO REJECT DOWNGRADED VISIT TO LATVIA 
 
REF: RIGA 739 
 
Classified By: Charge d'affaires a.i., Stuart M. Seldowitz. 
Reason: 1.4 (b) 
 
(C) Latvian MFA U/S for bilateral issues Edgars Skuja told us 
October 18 that Latvia responded to the Iranian request for a 
visit by Deputy FM Jalili (reftel) by saying that was too 
senior.  The Latvians proposed instead a visit at the office 
director level.  The Latvians have had no response back from 
the Iranian Embassy in Stockholm and Skuja does not expect 
one.  He feels that the Iranians were seeing if they could 
get a high level visit and, being rejected, they will simply 
bide their time and try again later.  The Latvians do not 
plan to follow up.  Skuja expressed appreciation for the 
Embassy's assistance in providing Washington thinking on such 
a visit and that U.S. concerns were an important element in 
rejecting the original Iranian offer. 
SELDOWITZ