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Cablegate: Nigeria: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Prepcom

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUJA #0796 1211407
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 301407Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABUJA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2732
INFO RUEHOS/AMCONSUL LAGOS 9160

UNCLAS ABUJA 000796

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR AF/W, ISN/MNSA - SCOTT DAVIS / TERRILL RAY / STEVE
ADAMS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG KNNP MNUC PARM PREL NPT IAEA NI
SUBJECT: NIGERIA: NUCLEAR NON-PROLIFERATION TREATY PREPCOM
DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 43044

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche and papers to
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of International
Organizations Ambassador Secudo on April 24. Amb. Secudo
informed Poloff on April 30 that he passed the papers to the
Nigerian PrepCom participants in Geneva and that Nigeria is
prepared to cooperate as a co-sponsor of the paper "Expanding
International Civil Nuclear Cooperation." He indicated
Nigerian PrepCom participants will likely raise concerns
regarding the U.S. paper "Deterring and Responding to NPT
Withdrawal by Treaty Violators," although he was unable to
elaborate on what those concerns might be.
SANDERS

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