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Cablegate: Brazil: Assurances Received for Export of Heu Samples To

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DE RUEHBR #1384 3351127
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 011127Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY BRASILIA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 5516
INFO RUEHSO/AMCONSUL SAO PAULO 0135
RUEHRI/AMCONSUL RIO DE JANEIRO 0084
RUEHRG/AMCONSUL RECIFE 0156
RUEHBU/AMEMBASSY BUENOS AIRES 0023
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA 0209

UNCLAS BRASILIA 001384

SENSITIVE

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG KNNP KSCA TRGY BR
SUBJECT: BRAZIL: ASSURANCES RECEIVED FOR EXPORT OF HEU SAMPLES TO
BRAZIL FOR EXERCISE

REF: A) BRASILIA 1156, B) STATE 92333

(U) THIS CABLE IS SENSITIVE BUT UNCLASSIFIED AND NOT FOR INTERNET
DISTRIBUTION.

1. (SBU) Per Ministry of External Relations Diplomatic Note
DDS/105/ENER BRAS EUA, dated November 5, 2009, the Government of
Brazil as requested (REFTEL A) provided the assurances to the U.S.
Department of Energy regarding the handling of a small quantity of
highly enriched uranium (HEU) material proposed for export to the
Laboratory Pocos de Caldas, under the National Commission for
Nuclear Energy (CNEN). Post earlier provided a copy of this Note
with the attachment to the Energy Department and also to the State
Department's Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation.

2. (SBU) Post understands that similar assurances were provided
directly in Washington to the Energy Department from the Embassy of
Brazil. Consequently, CNEN's Laboratory Pocos de Caldas should be
able to participate in the exercise indicated in REFTEL B.

JACKSON

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