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Cablegate: Haiti: Demarche Delivered On Dual Use Transfers

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FM AMEMBASSY PORT AU PRINCE
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UNCLAS PORT AU PRINCE 000521

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WHA/CAR FOR ELIZABETH JAFFEE, ISN/RA FOR RICHARD NEPHEW

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TAGS: KNNP PARM NSG PREL PGOV MNUC HA IR
SUBJECT: HAITI: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON DUAL USE TRANSFERS

REF: STATE 29464

1. (SBU) Econoff discussed reftel points March 31 with
Ministry of Foreign Affairs International Organizations
Director Azad Belfort. Belfort told Econoff Haiti supports
U.N. Security Council Resolution 1803 and will do what it can
to support its implementation. Belfort appeared generally
familiar with the Nuclear Suppliers' Group guidelines on dual
use items but did not believe there was a risk of transfers
from Haiti of dual use material, equipment or technology to
Iran restricted under UNSCR 1803.

2. (U) Belfort noted the Government of Haiti plans to
establish a Nuclear Safety Authority (Autorite de Surete
Nucleaire) which will serve as the GoH's principal nuclear
monitoring authority. He added that the International Atomic
Energy Agency will provide support to the Ordimeter and
Radioprotection Unit (Unite d'Ordimetrie et de
Radioprotection) of the Ministry of Health to identify
radioactive sources in businesses and industries.

3. (U) Belfort said these two entities could enhance Haiti's
ability to comply with international nonproliferation regimes
as well as maintain health and other safeguards. Reftel
nonpaper was left with Belfort.
SANDERSON

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