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Cablegate: Embassy Beijing

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FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8211
INFO RUCNMTC/MTCR COLLECTIVE
RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 9496

23.2.2010: CHINA ALERTED TO POSSIBLE MISSILE-RELATED EXPORT TO IRAN

S E C R E T BEIJING 000430

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DEPT FOR EAP/CM, ISN/MTR JAMES MAYES

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/23/2035 23.2.2010: TAGS: MTCRE PARM PREL MNUC ETTC KSCA IR CH

REF: STATE 9939

Classified By: Regional Unit Chief Mark Lambert. Reason 1.4 C.

(S) PolOff passed reftel nonpaper providing information about a December 2009 offer by Chinese company Hong Kong 4 Star Electronics Ltd. to sell gyroscopes produced by a Russian company to Irans Isfahan Optics Industries to MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department Nuclear Division Deputy Director Zhang Shen on February 23. Zhang noted that proliferation cases were handled within a different Division within the Arms Control and Disarmament Department but agreed to pass the nonpaper to relevant colleagues. (Note: Since the January 30 announcement of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, officials from the MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department Chem/Bio Division, who normally receive all demarches regarding proliferation activities by companies within China, are currently placing all demarche requests "under consideration," thereby requiring post to find other means to deliver these demarches.)
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