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Cablegate: Rok Response to Iranian Critical Equipment Needs

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUL #1085 1492350
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 282350Z MAY 08 ZFF4
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 0196
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 4349
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA PRIORITY 8678
RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 4485
RHMFISS/COMUSKOREA SCJS SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC//OSD/ISA/EAP// PRIORITY
RUEHIN/AIT TAIPEI PRIORITY 2706
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHMFISS/COMUSKOREA CC SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RHMFISS/COMUSKOREA J5 SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RHMFISS/COMUSKOREA J3 SEOUL KOR PRIORITY
RUACAAA/COMUSKOREA INTEL SEOUL KOR PRIORITY

UNCLAS SEOUL 001085

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC IAEA IR KNNP MNUC PARM PREL TRGY UNSC
SUBJECT: ROK RESPONSE TO IRANIAN CRITICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS
ACTION REQUEST

REF: A. A. STATE 052030
B. B. STATE 021770
C. C. STATE 039585

1. (SBU) Poloff delivered reftel information to Kim Jae-woo,
First Secretary for Disarmament and Nonproliferation
Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MOFAT) on 28
May. Kim relayed continued support for U.S. and UN efforts
to curtail Iranian illicit procurement
activities. He undertook to convey the specific items of
concern in reftel to the ROK Ministry of Knowledge and
Economy (former Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy)
and said the ROKG would continue to share any relevant
information on Iranian procurement efforts with the USG,
Nuclear Suppliers Group, and IAEA. Kim further stated that
he and several officials from the Disarmament and
Nonproliferation Division recently attended a UN information
exchange meeting in Berlin where he received 14 briefings on
Iranian nuclear activities.
VERSHBOW

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