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Cablegate: Goe Letter of Assurance for Nuclear Materials

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DE RUEHEG #1119 1550718
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 030718Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9423
INFO RUEHBU/AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES 0028

UNCLAS CAIRO 001119

SIPDIS

ISN/NESS FOR ROBIN DELABARRE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC AR EG
SUBJECT: GOE LETTER OF ASSURANCE FOR NUCLEAR MATERIALS

REF: STATE 47137

1. We received para 2 letter June 2 from the Egyptian Atomic
Energy Authority in response to reftel message. ISN/NESS
received a copy of letter June 2 by e-mail.

2. Begin letter:

Ms. Catherine Hill-Herndon
Economic-Political Counselor
American Embassy in Cairo

Dear Ms. Hill-Herndon,

Edlow International Company is acting as agent for INVAP S.E.
of Argentina 1.1 kilograms U-235 in 5.1 kilograms uranium,
enriched to a maximum of 19.95 percent in U-235, in the form
of metal isotope production targets. The material, in the
form of broken metal pieces, will be supplied by the
Department of Energy Y-12 Oak Ridge Facility and is to be
exported to Argentina for fabrication into medical isotopes
production targets at the Commission Nacional de Energia
Cento Atomica at Constituyentes, Buenos Aires for re-export
to Egypt irradiation in the ETTR-2 Research Reactor at the
Abu Zabal Nuclear Center for production of medical
molybdenum-99 and iodine-131.

The Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority would like to confirm
that the nuclear materials proposed for export and was
mentioned above, upon receipt in Egypt will be subject to the
terms and conditions of the 1981 Agreement for Cooperation
between the Government of the United States of America and
the (sic) government of the Arab Republic of Egypt concerning
Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Energy, and the Abu Zabal Nuclear
Research Center is authorized to receive and process the
transferred materials.

Sincerely Yours,

Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim Hussein
Chairman of NCNSRC
(signed)

Prof. Dr. Aly Islam Metwally Aly
President of AEA
(signed)
SCOBEY

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