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Cablegate: Uk-Hosted P5 Conference On Confidence Building

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R 201705Z NOV 09
FM AMEMBASSY LONDON
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 4036
INFO RUCNDSC/DISARMAMENT CONFERENCE COLLECTIVE
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RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 3008
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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 LONDON 002617

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP AORC PGOV PREL MNUC IAEA NPT UNGA ENRG
FR, RS, CH, UK
SUBJECT: UK-HOSTED P5 CONFERENCE ON CONFIDENCE BUILDING
MEASURES TOWARDS NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT, SEPTEMBER 3-4, 2009 (PART THREE OF THREE) REF: A. LONDON 2198 B. LONDON 2199 NOTE: FOR TECHNICAL REASONS, THIS CABLE IS BEING TRANSMITTED IN THREE PARTS. THIS IS PART THREE OF THREE. PARAGRAPH NUMBERS REFLECT FULL CABLE LENGTH. Closing Remarks ---------------

74. (SBU) Under Secretary Tauscher stated she was grateful to Her Majesty's Government for putting together this Conference. She enjoyed the opportunity to get to know her P5 colleagues, and hoped this effort would lay a good foundation for further collaboration on the important issues raised during this Conference. The Obama Administration was committed to strengthening the NPT as the basis of the international nuclear nonproliferation regime. The Conference had enhanced understanding among the P5 concerning the verification and compliance challenges associated with nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament, as well as demonstrating that the P5 could work together to meet NPT Article VI commitments and related issues in preparation for next year's Review Conference. The United States would consider carefully the issues and recommendations raised during this Conference.

75. (SBU) Leslie (UK) stated that there was joint agreement to remain in touch regarding a common approach to the NPT Review Conference, with a view of using the conference constructively. The specific timing of such continued cooperation remained to be determined; however, the P5 committed to share their calendars of upcoming dates. The UK was committed to meeting again, and noted a willingness on the part of the rest of the P5 to continue to cooperate. One such area for further cooperation was the development of a glossary in each of the P5 languages for terminology.

76. (SBU) He (China) noted that China and the United States had conducted work on developing a glossary, and he could agree in principle to working on one in the P5 context. Ryabkov (Russia) shared the optimism of those who valued cooperation with the United States and the other P5, and looked forward to further work in this area. Leslie (UK) said that she looked to China and Russia to work on a proposal for a working group to discuss establishment of a P5 glossary. She noted that, in the area of nuclear accident response, it was not possible to agree to form a working group at this time; however, she encouraged each state to consider possible ways forward, and asked Sankey to report back on the progress made by the P5 in this regard.

77. (SBU) The Delegation of China: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. HE Yafei, Vice Foreign Minister Mr. WU Haitao, Deputy Director General, Arms Control and Disarmament Department Mr. SUN Changbai, Secretary of the Vice Foreign Minister Mr. SHEN Jian, Division Director, Arms Control and Disarmament Department Mr. YIN Haigang, Second Secretary, Arms Control and Disarmament Department Mr. WU Jianjian, Third Secretary, Arms Control and Disarmament Department Ministry of National Defence Mr. LI Daozhong, Senior Colonel Mr. ZHANG Xiaogian, Expert Mr. ZHANG Quanhu, Expert China Academy of Engineering Physics Mr. TIAN Dongfeng, Deputy President Mr. ZHANG Chuanfei, Deputy Chief Engineer China Institute of Atomic Energy Mr. LIU Darning, Expert

78. (SBU) The Delegation of France: Ministry of Foreign Affairs LONDON 00002617 002 OF 003 Mr. Jacques Audibert, Political Director Ambassador Eric Danon, Permanent Representative to the Conference on Disarmament Mr. Martin Briens, Deputy Director for Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Ms. Celine Jurgensen, Non-Proliferation Department Rear Admiral Charles Edourd de Coriolis, Defence Attache, French Embassy, London Ministry of Defence Mr. Michel Miraillet, Policy Director, Delegation for Strategic Affairs Colonel Michel Fritsch, Nuclear Deterrence Advisor, Delegation for Strategic Affairs Major Tiphaine de Champchesnel, Non-proliferation and disarmament advisor, Delegation for Strategic Affairs CEA (Atomic Energy Commission) Mr. Francois Bugaut Mr. Philippe Delaune

79. (SBU) The Delegation of the Russian Federation: Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mr. Sergey Ryabkov, Deputy Foreign Minister Mr. Alexey Karpov, Head of Division, Department for Security Affairs & Disarmament Mr. Alexander Gusarov, Second Secretary, Secretariat of DM Ryabkov Mr. Vladimir Leontiev, First Counselor, Department for Security Affairs & Disarmament Mr. Andrey Grebenshchikov, Third Secretary, Department for Security Affairs & Disarmament Ministry of Defence Mr. Alexander Ushatov, Head of Department Mr. Alexander Emeliyanov, Head of Group Rosatom (State Atomic Energy Corporation) Mr. Valentin Kuznetsov

80. (SBU) The Delegation of the United Kingdom: Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) Mrs. Mariot Leslie, DG Defence and Intelligence, Foreign & Commonwealth Office Ambassador John Duncan, UK Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament Mr. Nick Pickard, Head, Security Policy Department Ms. Judith Gough, Deputy Head, Security Policy Department Ms. Liane Saunders, Head Counter-Proliferation Department Ministry of Defence Dr. Peter Sankey, Director Strategic Technologies, Ministry of Defence Mr. Jon Day, Policy Director, Ministry of Defence Dr. Bryan Wells, Head, Strategic Technologies Mr. John Noble, Head, Counter Proliferation and Security Cooperation Commodore John Gower, Head of CBRN Policy, Security Policy and Emergency Planning Mr. Stan Cameron, Assistant Head, Nuclear Security & Emergency Planning Dr. Glenn Kelly, Assistant Head, Counter Proliferation and Security Cooperation Mr. Colin Waters, Nuclear Warhead Technology Strategy and Coordination Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Dr. David Chambers, Head, Arms Control Verification Research, Team Leader Dr. David Bowers, Forensic Seismology Team Leader

81. (SBU) The Delegation of the United States: Department of State Hon. Ellen O. Tauscher, Under Secretary for Arms Control and LONDON 00002617 003 OF 003 International Security Hon. Rose E. Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary, Verification, Compliance and Implementation Ms. Karin L. Look, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Verification, Compliance and Implementation Hon. Susan F. Burk, Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, ISN Mr. T.R. Koncher, Senior Science Advisor, Verification, Compliance and Implementation Dr. J. Stephen Adams, Physical Scientist, ISN/MNSA Department of Defense Ms. Rebecca K. C. Hersmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Mr. John Plum, Principal Director for the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear and Missile Defense Policy Col. Scott Kindsvater (USAF), Chief, Combating Weapons of Mass Destruction Division, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration Admiral Joseph Krol (USN), Associate Administrator for Emergency Operations Mr. Kurt Siemon, Director, Office of Dismantlement and Transparency Mr. Sean Oehlbert, Team Leader, Office of International Regimes and Agreements

82. (U) This cable was cleared by Ambassador Burk (ISN), Karin Look (VCI PDAS), Jim Timbie (T staff), and TR Koncher (VCI). (END PART THREE OF THREE) Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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