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Cablegate: Royg Response to U.S. Senate Approval of U.S.-Iaea

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 SANAA 001091

SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO UNVIE FOR IAEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TRGY KNNP YM IAEA
SUBJECT: ROYG RESPONSE TO U.S. SENATE APPROVAL OF U.S.-IAEA
ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL

REF: A. 4/14/2004 HULL-BAHRAN LETTER
B. SECSTATE 81669

1. Pursuant to action request in reftel a, Post informed the
Chairman of the National Atomic Energy Commission (NATEC)
Moustafa Bahran of U.S. Senate approval of U.S.-IAEA
additional protocol via letter, using background and points
from reftel a, on or about April 14, 2003 (ref b).

2. On or about April 25, 2003, Post received the following
official response from NATEC:

(Begin text NATEC letter)

Republic of Yemen
Presidency of the Republic
National Atomic Energy Commission (NATEC)
P.O. Box 4720, Sana'a
Fax: 967 1 259460

Mr. Edmund Hull
His Excellency the Ambassador
Embassy of the United State of America
Sana'a

April 25th, 2004
No. 367-1826-2004

Dear Mr. Hull,

It is my pleasure to receive from you the news that the
United States Senate has given its consent to ratification of
the Additional Protocol between the United States and the
International Atomic Energy Agency. The National Atomic
Energy Commission (NATEC) congratulates the United States
government for taking this important step.

NATEC expresses its full support for the efforts to
strengthen the International Regime of Nuclear
Non-Proliferation as well as the safety and security of
radioactive sources. In this regard, please find enclosed a
copy of the IAEA acknowledgement (sic) letter in response to
the support of the Government of Yemen for the Code of
Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources.

The National Atomic Energy Commission avails itself of this
opportunity to renew to the Embassy of the United States of
America in Sana,a the assurance of its highest
consideration. Thank you and please accept our best regards.

Yours Sincerely,

Dr. Moustafa Bahran
Science and Technology Advisor to the President
Chairman - National Atomic Energy Commission

Copy with respect to:
- Presidential Office
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs

(End text NATEC letter)


(Begin text IAEA letter to NATEC)

IAEA
International Atomic Energy Agency

Atoms for Peace
Wagramer Strasse 5, P.O. Box 100, A-1400 Vienna, Austria
Phone ( 43 1)2600 - Fax: ( 43 1) 26007
E-mail: Official.Mail@iaea.org-Internet: http://www.iaea.org

In reply please refer to:J1-TM-26282
Dial directly to extension: ( 431) 2600-21267

2004-03-22

Dr Moustafa Bahran
Science and Technology Advisor to the President
of the Republic
National Atomic Energy Commission (NATEC)
P.O. Box 4720
Sanaa
Yemen

Sir,

I have the honour to acknowledge your letter of 22 February
2004 in which the Republic of Yemen, pursuant to operative
paragraph 4 of GC (47)/RES/7.B, gives its support to the Code
of Conduct on the Safety and Security of Radioactive Sources.

I would like to take this opportunity to express my personal
appreciation to you and to your Government for your support
of the Code and of the IAEA's work to improve the safety and
security of radioactive sources around the world.

Accept, Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Tomihiro Taniguchi
Deputy Director General
Head of the Department of Nuclear Safety and Security
for DIRECTOR GENERAL
cc Republic of Yemen Permanent Mission, Vienna

(End text IAEA letter to NATEC)

HULL

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