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Cablegate: Demarche On Global Initiatives to Combat Nuclear

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P 110631Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY ADDIS ABABA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6070
INFO RUEHNO/USMISSION USNATO PRIORITY 0218
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0057
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 7064

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SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN/WMDT AND T:TIM KATSAPIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PTER KNAP PARM MNUC ET
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON GLOBAL INITIATIVES TO COMBAT NUCLEAR
TERRORISM

REF: SECSTATE 021535

1. Poloff delivered reftel points on May 9 to MFA Director of
Europe and the Americas Tebege Berhe and to desk officer for
the U.S. Third Secretary Adam Tesfaye.

2. Berhe inquired about the status of discussions stemming
from previous principles papers, stating that it was not
clear that reftel statement of principles were particularly
new.

3. COMMENT: As a non-nuclear weapon state that supports the
Treaty of Pelindaba (advocating a nuclear-weapon-free zone
for Africa), we expect Ethiopia will support the Global
Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. Second Secretary for
International Organizations and Economic Cooperation Yoseph
Kassaye subsequently informed poloff that he would review
with senior GOE officials the possibility of submitting a
written communication to this effect to the USG or the
Russian Federation. END COMMENT.
YAMAMOTO

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