Viewing cable 08RIGA743
Title: LATVIA WILL NOT SIGN THE CONVENTION ON CLUSTER

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08RIGA7432008-12-01 14:33:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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INFO RUEHZL/EUROPEAN POLITICAL COLLECTIVE
C O N F I D E N T I A L RIGA 000743 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/30/2018 
TAGS: PARM NATO MOPS PREL LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA WILL NOT SIGN THE CONVENTION ON CLUSTER 
MUNITIONS, WILL ATTEND MEETING 
 
REF: SECSTATE 125512 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Charles W. Larson Jr. for reason 1.4(b) 
 
¶1. (C) Poleconoff delivered reftel demarche to Ieva 
Jirgensone, the MFA's Acting Head of the Arms Proliferation 
Division.  Jirgensone stated that Latvia will participate in 
the Oslo conference as observers only, however, the GOL will 
not sign the convention.  Of biggest concern to the GOL was 
interoperability with NATO, which was addressed to their 
satisfaction in Article 21.  Jirgensone stated that the GOL 
is intereted to understand the U.S. perspective on the future 
use of Article 21. 
 
¶2. (C) Jirgensone stated that they had contacted regional 
counterparts concerning the convention and neither Poles nor 
Estonians will sign, but Lithuanians are planning to. 
LARSON