07MOSCOW391, APPROACHING RUSSIA ABOUT SUSPECTED AIR DEFENSE SITE

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MOSCOW391 2007-01-31 11:01 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO3421
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHMO #0391 0311101
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 311101Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6994
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHXD/MOSCOW POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

S E C R E T MOSCOW 000391 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/31/2017 
TAGS: PREL MARR MASS AM AJ RS
SUBJECT: APPROACHING RUSSIA ABOUT SUSPECTED AIR DEFENSE SITE 
 
REF: STATE 10749 
 
Classified By: PolMilCouns Alice G. Wells.  Reason:  1.4 (b, d) 
 
1. (S/NF) PolMinCouns made reftel demarche January 31 to 
Andrey Kelin, Director of the MFA Fourth CIS Directorate. 
Kelin denied knowledge of the issue, but said he would look 
into it.  He added as a barb that both Azerbaijan and Armenia 
are concerned about the potential for U.S. air strikes 
against Iran and about the Iranian response, and believed 
both sides are seeking air defenses against that possibility. 
 PolMinCouns remarked that Stepanakert is a funny place to 
put an air defense for that purpose. 
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