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Cablegate: Spain Not Sending Representative to Upcoming

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TAGS: MNUC TRGY AORC IR SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN NOT SENDING REPRESENTATIVE TO UPCOMING
IRAN-HOSTED NUCLEAR CONFERENCE

REF: STATE 112229

SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED - PLEASE PROTECT ACCORDINGLY

1. (SBU) Post delivered reftel demarche to various contacts
in the MFA and Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Trade.
Alejandro Alvargonzalez San Martin, who covers Iran in the
MFA's Office of Bilateral Economic Relations with Developing
Countries, told Econoff November 3 that he fully agreed with
our demarche and was not aware of any plans by any GOS agency
to send a representative to the November 30 International
Conference on Nuclear Power Plants, Environment, and
Sustainable Development hosted by Iran.

2. (SBU) Francisco Arana Landa, Deputy Director General for
Nuclear Energy at the Ministry of Industry, Tourism, and
Trade (MITyC) told Esthoff that MITyC has no plans to send a
representative to the Iran meeting. After following up with
MFA, Arana reported that MFA is also not planning to send
anyone. On November 4, Carlos Torres, Counselor for Nuclear
Non-Proliferation and Disarmament at the MFA, likewise
confirmed that Spain would not be attending.
AGUIRRE

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