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Cablegate: Russian Response On Amending Nsg Guidelines For

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OO RUEHSK
DE RUEHMO #3606 3471402
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 121402Z DEC 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 1151
INFO RUCNNSG/NUCLEAR SUPPLIERS GROUP COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003606

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN/NESS R.DELABARRE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP ENRG ETTC MNUC PARM TRGY RS
SUBJECT: RUSSIAN RESPONSE ON AMENDING NSG GUIDELINES FOR
TRANSFERS OF ENRICHMENT AND REPROCESSING EQUIPMENT AND
TECHNOLOGY

REF: STATE 126581

(SBU) On December 12, ESToff delivered reftel points
regarding Russian support for consensus on the text agreed ad
referendum at the conclusion of the November 19-20 meeting of
the NSG Consultative Group in Vienna to First Secretary Olga
Kuznetsova, Nuclear Affairs Officer in the MFA Department of
Security and Disarmament Affairs (DVBR). Kuznetsova
indicated she was not aware of any strong opinions within the
MFA that would preclude Russia's support for consensus. But
she said that she could not give a firm answer at this time.
She promised to confer with DVBR Deputy Director Oleg Rozhkov
and others and pass a more complete answer to ESToff early
next week.
RUBIN

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