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Cablegate: Iaea Convention Re Nuclear Damage -- Indonesian

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OO RUEHCHI RUEHCN RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHJA #1018 1440637
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 230637Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9085
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING 5069
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA 2543
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD 0481
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 0589
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI 1868
RUEHUL/AMEMBASSY SEOUL 4617
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO 2009
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON 2675
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RHHJJPI/USPACOM HONOLULU HI
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001018

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DEPT FOR EAP, T, EAP/MTS, EAP/MLS, PM, ISN, VCI
NSC FOR E.PHU

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM KNNP ENRG IAEA ID
SUBJECT: IAEA CONVENTION RE NUCLEAR DAMAGE -- INDONESIAN
RESPONSE

REF: SECSTATE 54213

1. (U) This response requests additional information --
Please see para 3.

2. (SBU) On May 22, Charge discussed U.S. ratification of
the Convention on Supplementary Compensation for Nuclear
Damage (CSC) with Desra Percaya, Director for International
Security and Disarmament at the Department of Foreign
Affairs. Charge emphasized the benefits that the CSC
provided to signatories by addressing liability concerns, a
major impediment to the use of nuclear power for peaceful
purposes. Charge provided a copy of the U.S. nonpaper.

3. (SBU) Percaya asked for further information,
specifically: a) which countries had signed the agreement,
b) which had ratified it and c) Russia's position. Mission
subsequently provided the information in para 5 (background)
of reftel regarding signatory and ratifying states. Mission
would welcome any information that Department can provide on
Russia's position.

HEFFERN

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