Cablegate: Action Request:P5+1 Refreshed Package for Iran
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SUBJECT: ACTION REQUEST:P5+1 REFRESHED PACKAGE FOR IRAN
REF: STATE 47017
1. (U) This is an action request -- please see para 2.
2. (SBU) ACTION: In advance of Javier Solana,s planned
June 14 trip to Iran to present the updated P5 1
incentives package, action posts should immediately brief
senior host government officials drawing upon the talking
points in paragraph 4. With the exception of Damascus,
host governments of info posts have already been briefed.
3. (SBU) OBJECTIVES:
--To brief host governments on the contents of the updated
incentives package to Iran.
4. (U) BEGIN TALKING POINTS:
--Secretary Rice is committed to keeping you -- as a
partner and good friend -- updated on our diplomatic
approach to resolving Iran's continued noncompliance with
its international obligations.
--In early May, the Secretary agreed with her P5 1
partners to develop an updated version of the June 2006
incentives package for Iran's consideration.
--This effort is part of the P5 1 dual-track approach
which seeks to increase pressure on Iran while presenting
an alternative path including negotiations if Iran
complies with its international nuclear obligations.
--European Union High Representative for Common Security
and Foreign Policy Javier Solana will travel to Iran with
the Political Directors of the UK, France, Germany,
Russia, and China to present the package to the Iranian
government this weekend. Although the US will not take
part in Solana,s delegation, we are fully committed to
the package, which includes a letter that all P5 1 Foreign
Ministers, including Secretary Rice, have signed to
Foreign Minister Mottaki expressing an interest in
resolving this issue diplomatically.
--We would like to share with you in advance some of the
elements of the package.
--The updated package represents a serious effort on the
part of the P5 1 to find a negotiated solution. However,
Iran must restore confidence in the exclusively peaceful
nature of its nuclear program. Questions regarding
Iran,s nuclear activities remain unanswered, particularly
those associated with nuclear weaponization-related work.
Iran continues to stone-wall the IAEA,s investigation.
The recent IAEA Director General,s report made clear that
Iran continues to withhold cooperation and the IAEA is
seeking transparency on sensitive activities.
--The suspicions regarding Iran,s nuclear activities have
damaged its relationships with the international
--Iran can change the increasingly negative nature of its
international relations by suspending enrichment-related
and reprocessing activities, and cooperating fully with
the IAEA to resolve all outstanding issues.
--If Iran suspends, the P5 1 have agreed to enter into
negotiations and far-reaching benefits will accrue to the
Iranian people. These benefits include:
----Cooperation in support of Iran's peaceful use of
nuclear energy through the provision of technological and
financial assistance, support for Iran's construction of
state-of-the-art light water reactors and guaranteed
nuclear fuel supply, and cooperation in spent fuel and
radioactive waste management;
----Dialogue on political and regional security issues,
but no security assurances;
----Economic engagement, especially support for Iran's
participation in the World Trade Organization, and
increased direct investment in and trade with Iran;
----Development of Iran's conventional energy
infrastructure, consistent with national laws and
----Assistance with Iran's agricultural development; and,
----Cooperation with Iran in transportation, civil
aviation, environmental, emergency response, and
--We expect Iran to seriously consider the offer made by
the P5 1.
--The P5 1 intend to widely publicize the contents of the
updated incentives package, to ensure that the Iranian
people are well aware of its benefits. Following
Solana,s visit, we will provide you with a copy of the
(FOR ALL POSTS EXCEPT ISRAEL):
--We encourage you to press Iran privately and publicly to
accept this package. We believe this package is extremely
--We have encouraged our regional partners to press Iran
privately and publicly to accept this package)
-- The bottom line is that Iran claims it is solely
interested in a civil nuclear energy program. If this is
the case, Tehran should accept this package as it provides
the means and support to build and sustain a modern
peaceful nuclear energy program while ending Iran,s
isolation from the international community and expanding
cooperation in a number of non-nuclear fronts.
--We believe this package presents Iran with a significant
opportunity and we all look forward to a positive response.
We request a readout from your briefings by opening of
business on Monday, June 16. POC is Sara L Horner