61246 4/20/2006 21:35 06OSLO498 Embassy Oslo CONFIDENTIAL 06STATE58715 VZCZCXYZ0003 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHNY #0498 1102135 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 202135Z APR 06 FM AMEMBASSY OSLO TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3825 INFO RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA PRIORITY 0207 RUEHTH/AMEMBASSY ATHENS PRIORITY 0102 RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0504 RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 3887 RUEHSF/AMEMBASSY SOFIA PRIORITY 0364 RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 1451 C O N F I D E N T I A L OSLO 000498
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/19/2016 TAGS: KCFE, MARR, NATO, PARM, PREL, NO SUBJECT: RESPONSES TO CFE ENTITLEMENT QUESTIONS DELIVERED
REF: STATE 58715
Classified By: Acting Pol/Econ Chief Doug Apostol for reasons 1.4 b and d.
(C) On April 19 we delivered reftel responses to Ministry of Foreign Affairs Senior Advisor Lars Loken. Loken welcomed the responses to the questions posed at the last HLTF meeting and said that the MFA was waiting for a formal response from the Norwegian Defense Ministry before coordinating positions and proceeding further. Norwegians hope to have an answer to our entitlement request at the upcoming review conference in May. Loken told us that any Norwegian assistance would likely be limited to the artillery category as this is the only area where Norway has any headroom and that Norway's limited assistance would require more on the part of Greece and Turkey. Loken mentioned that Norwegians are also very interested learning any Russian views of the request. Loken confirmed that he wants to meet again with U.S. representatives on the margins of the May HLTF meeting. Visit Oslo's Classified website: http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/oslo/index.cf m