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Cablegate: Chinese Response to Iran Proliferation Demarche

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TAGS: ECON EFIN IR KNNP PARM PTER PINR CH
SUBJECT: CHINESE RESPONSE TO IRAN PROLIFERATION DEMARCHE

REF: STATE 84841

1.(SBU) Econoff delivered reftel nonpaper to Liu Bing, an
official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Department
of International Organizations as it relates to the
implementation of UNSCR resolutions. Liu said he would
forward the paper to the relevant officials, but declined to
comment further. Separately, Poloff conveyed reftel to the
MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department Deputy Director
Wang Daxue. Wang told PolOff that this issue was outside
MFA's purview even though the financial transactions involved
were all proliferation-related but agreed to accept the
demarche for "information purposes."

2.(SBU) Embassy also provided a copy of the nonpaper to the
People's Bank of China anti-money laundering office.
RANDT

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