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Cablegate: Embassy Stockholm

O 051445Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY STOCKHOLM
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 3955
INFO AMEMBASSY BERN IMMEDIATE

S E C R E T STOCKHOLM 000814

STATE FOR EUR/CE, EUR/PRA AND ISN/RA (JALLEN-CLOSE)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/04/2018 TAGS: MNUC PARM IR SW

REF: A. STOCKHOLM 743 B. STOCKHOLM 683 C. STATE 105067

Classified By: Deputy Chief of Mission Robert Silverman for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d)

1. (S) Swedish Radiation Safety Authority Inspector Lars Hildingsson told us December 2 that he met with Lucien Teuckens, Head of Nuclear Technology at AF-Colenco Ltd., on November 13. The purpose of the visit was to review Colencos activities with Iran, as well as its contacts with Swiss authorities and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Hildingsson explained to Teuckens that Swedish and EU legislation prohibits the direct or indirect export or support of nuclear equipment or technology from Sweden to Iran. Teuckens assured Hildingsson that he was aware of the legislation and that Colenco was not exporting or providing support to Iran.

2. (S) Teuckens stated that he has contacted the IAEA Safeguards Department, which told him it does not support Colencos activities and that Colenco must comply with all UN resolutions. Hildingsson commented that Colenco has contacted the SECO, Swiss nuclear authority, to ensure that Colencos activities follow Swiss legislation. He added that SECO is closely monitoring Colenco. Post will report any additional information septel.

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