101161 3/20/2007 13:47 07SOFIA372 Embassy Sofia CONFIDENTIAL 07STATE28280 VZCZCXYZ0001 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHSF #0372 0791347 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 201347Z MAR 07 FM AMEMBASSY SOFIA TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3431 INFO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN PRIORITY 0122 RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 0156 RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 0933 C O N F I D E N T I A L SOFIA 000372
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/20/2017 TAGS: PREL, PARM, NATO, KCFE, BU SUBJECT: BULGARIA ON CFE TRANSFERS - CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM
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Classified By: DCM Alex Karagiannis, for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) On March 20 DCM demarched Deputy Foreign Minister (responsible for security affairs) Todor Churov, using reftel points to argue that a Bulgarian approach to Germany would serve both Bulgarian an allied interests. Churov, who fidgeted nervously throughout the meeting, was completely noncommittal on an approach to Berlin, despite persistent push back from the DCM. From Churov's bearing and the questions he asked, it is clear that the GoB is extremely reluctant to approach Germany on this issue.