Viewing cable 08VILNIUS551
Title: LITHUANIA WELCOMES CLUSTER MUNITIONS POLICY

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08VILNIUS5512008-07-15 11:45:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIA WELCOMES CLUSTER MUNITIONS POLICY 
CLARIFICATION 
 
REF: A. STATE 73257 
     ¶B. STATE 66793 
 
Classified By: Ambassador John A. Cloud for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
(C) MFA Arms Control and Terrorism Division Head Donatas 
Ziugzda said July 10 that the GOL welcomes the new USG policy 
on the use of cluster munitions, specifically the reliability 
criteria (ref a), and our engagement in negotiating the new 
draft Protocol for the Convention on Conventional Weapons 
(CCW) in Geneva.  Ziugzda also commented on the recently 
concluded Oslo Agreement (ref b) saying that while it is not 
realistic to expect a total ban on the use of cluster 
munitions, he still hopes the Oslo text will "positively" 
impact current Protocol discussions in Geneva. 
CLOUD