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Cablegate: Demarche Delivered On Iran's Opening of Natanz

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PP RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHDIR RUEHKUK
DE RUEHKB #0393 0991415
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 091415Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY BAKU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2719
INFO RUCNIRA/IRAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0022
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0224
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY

UNCLAS BAKU 000393

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

FOR ISN, NEA, IO AND EUR/CARC

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP IR IAEA PARM MNUC TRGY AORC UNSC AJ
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON IRAN'S OPENING OF NATANZ
FUEL ENRICHMENT PLANT

REF: STATE 45880

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1. (SBU) DCM spoke with MFA Americas desk officer Elchin
Bashirov regarding reftel demarche on April 7. Bashirov said
he would forward the request to the appropriate MFA office
and, on April 9, confirmed that the Director of the MFA,s
First Territorial Division would convey this information to
the Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran. DCM separately conveyed
the information on April 8 to the aide for MFA Deputy Foreign
Minister Khalaf Khalafov, whose portfolio includes Iran. DCM
also contacted UK and German DCMs, who confirmed that neither
the UK nor the Germany Embassy in Baku had received
instructions on this issue.

2. (SBU) On April 9, we followed up with Qalib Israfilov,
Chief of the MFA Security Affairs Department, regarding
reftel. Israfilov was not aware of the anticipated opening
ceremony, but his aide said that he would contact the
Azerbaijani Embassy in Tehran to communicate the message.
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