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Cablegate: Demarche to Austria: Critical Equipment Needs For

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHVI #0698 1411550
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 201550Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY VIENNA
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0229

UNCLAS VIENNA 000698

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TRGY KNNP PREL PARM MNUC AORC IAEA UNSC AU IR
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE TO AUSTRIA: CRITICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS FOR
IRAN'S NEW IR-2 CENTRIFUGE DESIGN

REF: STATE 52030

(SBU) On May 19, post conveyed reftel non-paper to Alexander
Benedict, Deputy Head of the MFA's Arms Control, Disarmament,
and Non-Proliferation Department, and to Helmut Krehlik, Head
of the Ministry of Economic's (MoE) Import and Export Control
Division. EconUnit Chief followed up with Krehlik on May 20.
Krehlik welcomed the information regarding Iran's equipment
needs for its IR-2 centrifuge design. Krehlik said that the
GoA remained highly sensitive to applications to export
equipment to Iran, particularly in light of the UNSCR
sanctions against Iran.
Kilner

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