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Cablegate: South Africa: Kudos for U.S. Cooperation On

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DEPARTMENT FOR ISN.MNSA DEBORAH RUDOLPH AND AF/S

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TAGS: PARM EAID TBIO IAEA NPT AORC ENRG KNNP MNUC
SUBJECT: SOUTH AFRICA: KUDOS FOR U.S. COOPERATION ON
PEACEFUL USES ON NUCLEAR ENERGY

REF: STATE 129517

(SBU) Reviewing reftel points and non-paper in a December 23
meeting with Department of International Relations and
Cooperation (DIRCO) Deputy Director for Nuclear Disarmament
and Nonproliferation Johann Kellerman, DepPolCouns, noticing
that the DIRCO building was emptying out for the holidays,
apologized for the length of the message. Kellerman
protested and urged POLOFF to continue, adding that the U.S.
had good reason to be proud of its role in promoting the
peaceful uses of nuclear energy. Pointing to a REFTEL
non-paper point on a $190,000 2009 U.S. investment in an
x-ray irradiator for a Tsetse Fly project in Burkina Faso,
Kellerman said no other country invests in peaceful nuclear
energy the way the U.S. does. He added that South Africa
very much appreciates U.S. efforts to promote the peaceful
uses of nuclear energy.
GIPS

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