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Cablegate: Initial Rok Response to Request for Nsg Countries

VZCZCXYZ0009
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUL #0958 0920801
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 020801Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 3667
INFO RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0076
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0400

UNCLAS SEOUL 000958

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN/RA (NEPHEW)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC KNNP IAEA IR KS
SUBJECT: INITIAL ROK RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR NSG COUNTRIES
TO PERMIT SHARING OF EXPORT DENIAL INFORMATION WITH THE
IAEA AND IAEA MEMBER STATES

REF: STATE 39585

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see para 3.

2. (SBU) On March 30, Poloff delivered reftel demarche to
Youn Jong-kwon, Deputy Director of the Disarmament and
Nonproliferation Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
and Trade (MOFAT). In a follow-up conversation, Youn said
that the ROKG supports the general idea of sharing
information regarding export denials to Iran. Youn requested
clarification about the point in the non-paper that the
information would be shared with non-Nuclear Suppliers Group
(NSG) countries. Youn said that he did not foresee any
problems with the ROKG sharing the information with the IAEA
and the UN Security Council, but needed to know which non-NSG
countries would also receive the information.

3. (SBU) Action Request: Post requests that Department
provide a response to Youn's request for the list of
countries the Iran denial information will be shared with.
End Action Request.
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