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Cablegate: (C/Nf) Uk Supports U.S.-Proposed Third Subsidiary Body at 2010 Npt Revcon

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SUBJECT: (C/NF) UK SUPPORTS U.S.-PROPOSED THIRD SUBSIDIARY BODY AT 2010 NPT REVCON REF: SECSTATE 119753

Classified By: Political Counselor Robin Quinville for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

1. (C/NF) Summary: The UK can support "from top to bottom" the U.S. proposal for the re-establishment of a subsidiary body to deal with Article X at the 2010 NPT Review Conference. According to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), France and Germany also support the creation of such a subsidiary body in addition to the two subsidiary bodies already proposed. Separately, the FCO asked for prompt U.S. feedback on two EU seminars proposed for the lead-up to the 2010 NPT RevCon. End Summary.

2. (C/NF) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to Nick Low, Head of Nuclear Issues in the Counter-Proliferation Department of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), on November 24. Low said that the UK could support the U.S. position on subsidiary bodies "from top to bottom," and he noted that the French and Germans supported this position as well.

3. (C/NF) Separately, Low told Poloff that the UK would like prompt U.S. feedback on two EU seminars proposed for the lead-up to the 2010 NPT RevCon. Low stressed that all details of these proposed seminars be closely held and not discussed with any other EU Partners. (Details forwarded by email to ISN/MNSA.) Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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