Cablegate: Un Security Council Informal Consultations On
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O 282046Z APR 08
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TAGS: UNSC IAEA IR
SUBJECT: UN SECURITY COUNCIL INFORMAL CONSULTATIONS ON
IRAN, APRIL 28
Mission may draw on the following points in UNSC
Consultations on Iran April 28:
With respect to the letter of April 18 before the committee,
we appreciate the International Atomic Energy Agency,s
letter and we are reviewing it.
We note that the international community faces multiple
challenges with respect to Iran and non-proliferation.
The Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister stated on April 24 that
the Malaysian government had terminated the participation of
four Iranian companies in a Defense Expo in Kuala Lumpur
after some of the companies displayed equipment, including
missiles and missile systems, the transfer of which from Iran
is a violation of UN Security Council resolution 1747.
We appreciate Malaysia,s actions. This event underscores
Iran,s efforts to defy the UNSC and the UNSCR-mandated
obligations. We must all continue to implement our UNSC
obligations robustly to maintain the pressure on Iran to
change from its confrontational course.
We also note press reports that Iran has again agreed to
discuss the issue of its past work to develop a nuclear
warhead with the IAEA.
Such a discussion could be a positive step forward, but only
if Iran undertakes to make a full disclosure to the IAEA of
any nuclear weapons-related work, to address all of the
IAEA,s serious concerns in that regard, and facilitates IAEA
verification that any such work has ceased.
However, Iran has consistently failed to answer the IAEA,s
questions beyond calling them
&baseless allegations8 drawn from &fabricated8 documents.
The United States, objective remains a diplomatic resolution
to this issue. This will require Iran restoring
international confidence in the exclusively peaceful nature
of its nuclear program. To do so, Iran must fully and
verifiably suspend its uranium enrichment-related,
reprocessing, and heavy water-related activities, and
cooperate fully with the IAEA, as required by the UN Security