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08STATE125632 2008-11-26 21:41 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Secretary of State
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TO RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID IMMEDIATE 0000
RUEHRO/AMEMBASSY ROME IMMEDIATE 0000
RUEHDO/AMEMBASSY DOHA IMMEDIATE 0000
INFO RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA IMMEDIATE 0000
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S E C R E T STATE 125632 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/26/2018 
TAGS: PARM NATO MOPS PREL IT SP
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO ITALY, SPAIN, AND QATAR REGARDING 
CONVENTION ON CLUSTER MUNITIONS 
 
REF: A. STATE 125608 
     B. STATE 125512 
 
Classified By: PM A/S Mark T. Kimmitt for Reasons: 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1.  (U) This is an action request; see para 3. 
 
2.  (S) Summary:  On December 3, the Convention on Cluster 
Munitions (CCM) will be opened for signature in Oslo, 
Norway.  The United States will neither sign this 
Convention nor participate as an observer, although many 
of our allies and partners will sign this Convention. 
Depending on implementation of the CCM, in particular 
interpretation of Article 21, which permits 
interoperability between State Parties to the CCM and 
those that are not, this could cause constraints on the 
ability of U.S. military forces to store cluster munitions 
on or transit through the territories of States Parties, 
or to undertake combined operations with partner 
militaries.  The Department requests Embassies Madrid 
and Rome clarify their respective host government 
positions on this issue with the aim of preserving 
interoperability and ensuring that the U.S. be consulted 
bilaterally before host government takes steps that would 
impact military cooperation with U.S. military forces. 
Italy, Spain, and Qatar are of particular concern because 
they are states in which the U.S. stores cluster 
munitions.  The U.S. is prepared to travel to Rome or 
Madrid to consult on these issues during the second week 
in December.  Embassy Doha reports Qatar may be 
unaware of U.S. cluster munitions stockpiles in the 
country and recommends the Department not approach the 
host government at this time.  The Department concurs 
and provides the following on an "if raised" basis for 
Embassy Doha.  End Summary. 
 
OBJECTIVES: 
 
3.  (C/REL ESP, ITA, QAT) If Italy, Spain, or Qatar 
embrace a narrow interpretation of Article 21 or, for 
political reasons, request removal of U.S. cluster 
munitions, it could result in serious consequences 
for U.S. military operations and planning. 
Embassies Rome and Madrid should pursue the following 
objectives with host nation governments to confirm 
that interpretation of Article 21 will permit 
continued interoperability for combined operations. 
The Department does not know whether Qatar will sign 
the CCM on December 3, but is relatively certain that 
Italy and Spain will.  Posts may draw on more 
detailed information on CCM and the U.S. policy in 
reftels and background below for these discussions. 
 
FOR DOHA: 
 
-- Post should pursue the objectives below only if 
approached by the host nation government regarding U.S. 
cluster munitions stockpiles in Qatar.  Post may draw on 
Ref A for general questions related to U.S. cluster 
munitions policy and the CCM. 
 
FOR MADRID AND ROME: 
 
-- Confirm whether host nation government intends to sign 
the CCM. 
 
-- Explain that while the United States shares concerns about 
the potential unintended harm to civilians cluster munitions 
can cause, the United States is not in a position to sign the 
CCM at this time because of defense requirements and 
far-ranging security commitments.  However, the U.S. is 
taking technical steps to reduce the potential unintended 
harm to civilians from cluster munitions, and will continue 
to work to finalize a protocol in the framework of the 
Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons (CCW) that would 
require states to phase in technical improvements to cluster 
munitions over time, minimizing the potential humanitarian 
impact of their use. 
 
-- Note U.S. appreciation for the inclusion of Article 21 
in the CCM text.  Convey our expectation that this 
provision will allow military forces of both countries 
to continue to conduct a broad range of combined 
operations where cluster munitions may be used, as well 
as allow storage and transfer of U.S. cluster munitions 
on the host nation's territory. 
 
-- Note that the NATO Military Committee advice of 
October 2 confirms that interoperability is protected. 
 
-- Request information about host nation government,s 
intentions regarding ongoing U.S. storage and transit 
of cluster munitions. 
 
-- Note that if host nation government has serious 
concerns on this issue, an interagency team of experts 
is prepared to hold bilateral consultations.  (A team 
led by PM DAS Stephen Ganyard will be in Europe the week 
of December 8 and is available for consultations 
except for December 9). 
 
-- Encourage host nation government not to take any action 
that would undermine maintaining flexibility to reach an 
understanding on this issue. 
 
4.  (C) Background:  On December 3, the CCM will be open 
for signature in Oslo, Norway.  To the best of the 
Department,s knowledge, both Italy and Spain intend to 
sign the CCM.  Unlike other potential signatory states 
(Germany, Japan, UK) where U.S. military forces store 
cluster munitions, Italy, Spain, and Qatar have not yet 
approached the Department or DoD on this issue.  The CCM 
includes provisions in Article 21 that permit States 
Parties to the CCM conduct coalition operations with 
states that are not CCM signatories.  From a legal 
perspective this could include transit, storage, and 
other activities that support military operations carried 
out by another state, and therefore the treaty does 
not require States Parties to insist on removal of cluster 
munitions stored by non-State Parties.  The text of the 
CCM can be found at 
www.stopclustermunitions.org/the-solution/the -treaty/ . 
 
5.  (C) MADRID/ROME:  Following the conclusion of 
the Ottawa Convention on Anti-Personnel Landmines (APL) 
multiple consultations on these types of issues were 
required, and a team traveled to each capital several 
times.  That convention does not contain any provision 
similar to Article 21 on interoperability; in the end all 
U.S. APL had to be removed from Italy and Spain.  Rome 
should note that cluster munitions are stored at Aviano 
and Camp Darby.  Similar information is not available 
for Spain at this time. 
 
6.  (S) DOHA:  The U.S. stores cluster munitions in 
Qatar.  Post reports that it is unknown whether Qatar is 
aware that U.S. cluster munitions are stored there. 
Post suspects that if Qatar does sign the treaty, the 
Qataris would want to ensure no cluster munitions are 
stored there, though to Post,s knowledge this is not 
something the U.S. has ever discussed with Doha. 
The U.S. would need to make a direct inquiry to 
determine if Qatar is going to sign and to discover Qatari 
intentions.  Post anticipates Qatar would request removal 
of cluster munitions if Qatar signed and were aware of 
U.S. stocks.  A demarche at this time is not recommended. 
 
7.  (U) For more information please contact Katherine 
Baker (202-663-0104) or Sho Morimoto (202-663-0290) in 
PM/WRA. 
RICE