06MOSCOW11821, DELIVERY OF JOSEPH-KISLYAK LETTER

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
06MOSCOW11821 2006-10-20 14:02 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO5777
PP RUEHTRO
DE RUEHMO #1821 2931402
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 201402Z OCT 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 4308
INFO RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON 1867
RUEHTRO/AMEMBASSY TRIPOLI

S E C R E T MOSCOW 011821 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/20/2016 
TAGS: PARM PREL MCAP KNNP LY RS
SUBJECT: DELIVERY OF JOSEPH-KISLYAK LETTER 
 
REF: STATE 173612 
 
Classified By: Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs Alice G. Wells. 
 Reasons 1.4 (B/D). 
 
1.  (SBU) We delivered reftel letter to Sergey Petlyakov, 
Chief Counselor in the Arms and Technology Transfer Policy 
Division of the Foreign Ministry's Department for Security 
Affairs and Disarmament (DVBR) on October 19. 
 
2.  (S) Petlyakov said he would ensure Deputy Foreign 
Minister Sergey Kislyak received the letter.  He added that 
Russian specialists would study the U.S. proposal for a 
permanent attachment of the warhead to the booster, but he 
questioned whether or not such a technical fix would truly 
render the Iskander-E a Category II missile under the Missile 
Technology Control Regime (MTCR).  He took on board the 
information that our two governments had negotiated a similar 
solution in 1996 when Russia had raised concerns about a U.S. 
transfer of the ATACMS missile system to Turkey. 
 
3.  (SBU) We will follow up with Petlyakov's office regarding 
plans to ensure that the proposed transfer meets MTCR 
guidelines. 
 
4.  (U) Minimize considered. 
BURNS

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