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Title: LITHUANIA ON IRAN: SUPPORTING DEMOCRACY WITHOUT

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07VILNIUS252007-01-11 17:07:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA ON IRAN: SUPPORTING DEMOCRACY WITHOUT 
ENGAGING THE REGIME 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 2659 
 
     ¶B. 06 VILNIUS 1113 
     ¶C. WERNER/KELLY EMAIL 01/10/07 
 
Classified By: Pol/Econ Chief Rebecca Dunham for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d 
). 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered ref A points to Jurate Ramoskiene, First 
Secretary in the MFA's Africa and Middle East Division, on 
 
SIPDIS 
 
January 11.  She said that the GOL is "absolutely" supportive 
of a "two-dimensional approach" to Iran, including both 
sanctions and pro-democracy efforts.  She said the GOL wants 
the people of Iran to have a say in the country's future. 
However, she added that Lithuania, which has no diplomatic 
representation in Teheran, is not involved in any 
pro-democracy programs in Iran and has no plans to develop 
them. 
 
¶2. (C) We also met with Jonas Paslauskas, Director of the 
MFA,s Amerikas, Africa, and Pacific Department, on January 
11 to discuss the GOL's query on the appropriateness of 
diplomatic consultations with the GOI (ref B).  As per ref C, 
we told him that deepening ties with Iran would be 
inappropriate at this time.  Paslauskas said that the GOI had 
recently approached the GOL about establishing an investment 
treaty, but that the GOL did not give them a response.  He 
said the GOL will not move forward with any such deal and 
will continue to discuss such matters with us.  He noted, 
however, that this issue will come up again with the GOI 
periodically approaching the GOL. He also showed us a 
Lithuanian-language document that reported on what he said 
were recent consultations between the Government of Poland 
and Iranian authorities. 
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