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Cablegate: Proposed Arf Ism On Nonproliferation: Indonesian

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OO RUEHCHI RUEHDT RUEHHM
DE RUEHJA #1994 2051014
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 241014Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY JAKARTA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5529
INFO RUEHZS/ASSOCIATION OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN NATIONS IMMEDIATE
RUEHBY/AMEMBASSY CANBERRA IMMEDIATE 0933
RUEHWL/AMEMBASSY WELLINGTON IMMEDIATE 1610
RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING IMMEDIATE 4158
RHHJJPI/USPACOM HONOLULU HI IMMEDIATE

UNCLAS JAKARTA 001994

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
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DEPARTMENT FOR EAP, EAP/MTS AND EAP/RSP K.SHEIVES

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM ARF ID
SUBJECT: PROPOSED ARF ISM ON NONPROLIFERATION: INDONESIAN
POSITION

REF: STATE 101525

1. (SBU) We discussed reftel concerns on July 24 with
Mariyani (single name only) in the Directorate of
Asia-Pacific Intra-Regional Cooperation in the Indonesian
Department of Foreign Affairs (DEPLU) and provided a copy of
the revised draft proposal for an Intersessional Meeting
(ISM) on Nonproliferation. Mariyani noted that the revised
proposal only partially met Indonesia's concerns and said it
would be forwarded to Foreign Minister Wirajuda for a
decision. She would inform us of that decision before August
2 if possible.

2. (SBU) In the discussion, Mariyani stated that, for
Indonesia, the most important issue was the inclusion of the
word "disarmament" in the title because this would ensure
that disarmament could always be discussed. Mariyani further
explained that, for long-standing policy reasons, the
government of Indonesia regarded disarmament and
nonproliferation as inseparable.

3. (SBU) We responded that the inclusion of references to
disarmament at multiple places in the text of the proposal
made clear that the subject could be discussed in the ISM.
We emphasized, however, that the focus of the ISM should
remain on nonproliferation and asked that Indonesia consider
the revised draft as a constructive compromise that could
satisfy both sides.
HUME

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