US embassy cable - 06OSLO3

NORWAY NOT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIZBALLAH DISARMAMENT

Identifier: 06OSLO3
Wikileaks: View 06OSLO3 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Oslo
Created: 2006-01-03 13:52:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PREL PGOV LE NO
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C O N F I D E N T I A L OSLO 000003 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/03/2016 
TAGS: PREL, PGOV, LE, NO 
SUBJECT: NORWAY NOT OPTIMISTIC ABOUT HIZBALLAH DISARMAMENT 
 
REF: SECSTATE 232383 
 
Classified By: P/E Counselor Mike Hammer, reason 
1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
(C) We delivered reftel demarche to MFA Advisor Kjetil 
Halvorsen on January 3.  Halvorsen thanked us for our points 
and, while he could not specify what specific action Norway 
might take to keep pressure on Syria and Iran, said that 
Norway fully supports the disarmament of Lebanese militias. 
Halvorsen was quite pessimistic, however, about the prospects 
for Hizballah's disarmament, noting that the presence of Shia 
ministers in the Lebanese government was likely to limit the 
government's actions against Hizballah. 
 
Visit Oslo's Classified website: 
http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/oslo/index.cf m 
 
WEBSTER 
 
 
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