Viewing cable 08RIGA813
Title: LATVIA APPRECIATIVE OF US POSITION ON CFE

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08RIGA8132008-12-23 10:06:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Riga
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C O N F I D E N T I A L RIGA 000813 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/23/2013 
TAGS: PARM PREL KCFE RS LG
SUBJECT: LATVIA APPRECIATIVE OF US POSITION ON CFE 
 
REF: A) STATE 133540 B) STATE 133417 
 
Classified By: A/DCM Tamir G. Waser.  Reason: 1.4 (D) 
 
¶1. (C) Latvia appreciates US leadership in attempting to 
bring Russia back into the CFE while not caving to Russian 
demands to make decisions on the Baltics prior to entry into 
force of the adapted treaty.  That was the main message from 
Ieva Jirgensone, acting head of the arms control division at 
the MFA, upon receipt of ref A points.  She was also very 
interested in our proposals on Georgia, which she found 
creative.  Of course her greatest interest was in what was 
said about the Baltics, which we explained by drawing from 
ref B's more detailed readout.  We reaffirmed A/S Fried's 
pledge from his October 2007 visit of "nothing about you 
without you," which Jirgensone appreciated.  She said the 
current parallel action plan remains a "red line" for Latvia, 
absent progress by Russia on its Istanbul commitments and 
resuming implementation of the current treaty. 
ROGERS