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Cablegate: Gicnt Madrid Meeting: Russian Support for Invitations To

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P 051418Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8436
INFO RUEHMD/AMEMBASSY MADRID 0784

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001605

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TAGS: PTER KNNP PARM PREL KGIC RS

SUBJECT: GICNT MADRID MEETING: RUSSIAN SUPPORT FOR INVITATIONS TO
MAKE PRESENTATIONS

REF: State 57146

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED, PROTECT ACCORDINGLY.

1. (SBU) On June 4 we reviewed with Olga Kuznetsova, MFA
Department for Security and Disarmament Affairs, actions (ref) to
invite countries to make presentations at the June 16 - 18 GICNT
Madrid conference. Kuznetsova noted she had already discussed the
approaches with Washington, and that Russian Embassies in Ankara,
Valletta, Manama and Abu Dhabi, in coordination with U.S. Embassies
in these countries, had already delivered the demarche. She added,
however, that Russian Embassies in the other countries listed reftel
would not have time to deliver the message.

2. (SBU) Kuznetsova mentioned two related issues that she said she
had also raised with the Department. The first was a request for
USG assistance to encourage Spain to provide Russia with the
technical equipment necessary for interpretation during the Madrid
meetings. The GOS told the GOR that it had limited resources and
could not support the request. Kuznetsova added that the GOR was
willing to pay the entire cost.

3. (SBU) Kuznetsova also sought USG support for the GOR's request
to the IAEA to send a Deputy Director General level attendee to
Madrid. The IAEA has an important role in countering nuclear
terrorism and this level of observer would send a clear message to
all GICNT partners.

RUSSELL

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