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Cablegate: Australia Group: German Response On Us

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P 031311Z SEP 09
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PARM ETTC PREL FR GM
SUBJECT: AUSTRALIA GROUP: GERMAN RESPONSE ON US
MICRO-REACTOR WORKING GROUP PROPOSAL

REF: A. BERLIN 1033
B. STATE 87595

1. (SBU) On September 3, MFA Export Control Division Desk
Officer, Nancy Reck, relayed to EconOff German Federal Office
of Economics and Export Control's (BAFA) views on the US
Australia Group (AG) proposal to establish an experts working
group on micro-reactor systems (MRS). Reck said Germany
welcomes establishing an experts working group on MRS, but
only within the context of a larger "New and Emerging
Technologies" working group, which Germany would like to see
formed in the 2009-2010 time frame.

2. (SBU) Reck said BAFA is ready and willing to intensify
outreach to German industry on MRS and the proliferation
threat they entail. Reck also said BAFA currently has no
position on appending AG lists with MRS related technology.
(COMMENT: Reck indicated BAFA's biggest concern with MRS
relates to the process of listing these technologies. END
COMMENT)
Murphy

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