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Cablegate: Demarche On Nti Proposal for a Nuclear Fuel Bank

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P 271404Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8785
INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0525
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY

UNCLAS MOSCOW 001835

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP IAEA ENRG TRGY RS
SUBJECT: DEMARCHE ON NTI PROPOSAL FOR A NUCLEAR FUEL BANK
DELIVERED

REF: STATE 68313

1. On June 27, we delivered reftel demarche requesting GOR
support for the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) nuclear fuel
bank proposal to Aleksandr Trofimov, Nuclear Affairs Officer
in Department of Security Affairs and Disarmament, MFA.
Trofimov asked if this was an effort to coordinate joint USG
and GOR solicitations. We clarified that it was simply a
request for GOR support in soliciting contributions from
potential donors consistent with our joint commitments to
create reliable access to nuclear fuel. Trofimov told us he
would consult in the Ministry and get back to us with a
response.
RUSSELL

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