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Cablegate: Embassy Hanoi Delivers Iran Demarche

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DE RUEHHI #1298 3371002
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O R 031001Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY HANOI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0518
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0035
INFO RUEHHI/AMEMBASSY HANOI
RUEHHM/AMCONSUL HO CHI MINH CITY 0223

UNCLAS HANOI 001298

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
FOR ISN/RA (RICHARD NEPHEW)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC KNNP PARM IR VM
SUBJECT: Embassy Hanoi Delivers Iran Demarche

REF: STATE 100153

(SBU) On December 2, PolOff met with MFA International
Organizations Assistant Director General Do Hung Viet to deliver
reftel demarche regarding the Iranian uranium enrichment facility
and to urge Vietnam to support efforts to hold Iran to its
international nonproliferation obligations. PolOff briefed Viet on
the latest developments and encouraged Vietnam's mission in New
York to coordinate closely with USUN. Viet expressed appreciation
for the information, but offered no substantive comment. He
promised to relay the information to his supervisors at the Foreign
Ministry and to Vietnamese officials in New York. Viet reiterated
Vietnam's support for international non-proliferation objectives
and said Vietnam was committed to fulfilling its obligations. At
the same time, he stressed that each country, including Iran, had a
right to the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Michalak

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