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Cablegate: U.S.-Russia Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear

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DE RUEHC #7534 1262310
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 052304Z MAY 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY MOSCOW IMMEDIATE 0443

UNCLAS STATE 047534

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP ENRG KTIA PREL RS
SUBJECT: U.S.-RUSSIA AGREEMENT FOR PEACEFUL NUCLEAR
COOPERATION

1. The President has approved the proposed Agreement Between
the Government of the United States of America and the
Government of the Russia Federation Concerning Cooperation in
the Field of Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy and has
authorized its execution (P.D. 2008-19 dated 5 May 2008). A
copy of the Presidential Determination was faxed to Post CC
Colin Cleary.

2. Accordingly, Ambassador (or Charge) is authorized to sign
the Agreement on behalf of the United States.

3. Department has prepared the two English language texts
(see 11 FAM 730.4) for signature. The texts are identical
except for reflecting the principle of the Alternat (see FAM
730.5). These texts have already been e-mailed to post. It
is our understanding that the GOR will be preparing the two
Russian-language texts for signature, likewise reflecting the
principle of the Alternat. (Note: Department's Language
Services has compared the Russian and English language texts
and certified on April 21, 2008 that they have the same
meaning in all substantive respects but one, which was
subsequently resolved.)

4. Following signature, the signed USG's original in the
English and Russian languages should be sent to Department by
fastest available means (via e-mailed .pdf-scanned file, and,
if possible, hand-carried). Originals should be delivered to
L/T (Room 5420 HST), with copies to ISN/NESS, attention John
Dooley (Room 3320 HST). Embassy should also retain copies as
backup. Department will thereafter consider appropriate
timing for submission to Congress for the statutory review
period of ninety (90) days of continuous session. At the end
of the review period, absent enactment of legislation to
disapprove the Agreement, it may be brought into force by an
exchange of diplomatic notes signifying that the two sides
have completed their respective internal procedures (see
Article 20(1) of the Agreement).
RICE

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