06MOSCOW4079, HOSSEINI-TASH COMING TO MOSCOW TO MEET EU-3;

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06MOSCOW4079 2006-04-19 04:44 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO7193
OO RUEHDBU
DE RUEHMO #4079 1090444
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 190444Z APR 06
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4353
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHXD/MOSCOW POLITICAL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0377

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 004079 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/20/2014 
TAGS: PREL MNUC RS IR CH
SUBJECT: HOSSEINI-TASH COMING TO MOSCOW TO MEET EU-3; 
CHINESE-RUSSIAN TALKS ON IRAN 
 
 
Classified By: DCM Daniel A. Russell, for reasons 1.4 (B & D) 
 
1. (C)  Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Kislyak told 
Ambassador in an April 18 meeting that Iran Supreme National 
Security Council Deputy Secretary Ali Hosseini-Tash, 
accompanied by an Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, would be 
returning to Moscow to meet with the EU-3 April 19 on the 
margins of current G-8 and other consultations on Iran. 
Foreign Minister Mottahi had telephoned Russian FM Sergey 
Lavrov on April 17 to request that Russia facilitate such a 
meeting, and Moscow had done so.  At present, there was no 
bilateral Russia-Iran meeting scheduled. 
 
2. (C)  Acknowledging that the Iranian request was quite 
unusual, Kislyak said Moscow nonetheless did not expect any 
breakthroughs from the Iran/EU-3 meeting.  Beyond his request 
for Moscow to facilitate an Iran/EU-3 meeting, Mottaki had 
argued Iran's case of why it was right and everyone else was 
wrong about its nuclear program, Kislyak said.  There was no 
indication Iran planned to change its approach. 
 
Russian-Chinese Talks on Iran 
----------------------------- 
 
3. (C)  Ambassador asked about the April 17 meetings of 
Chinese Deputy FM Cui Tiankai with Kislyak and, separately, 
with FM Lavrov.  Kislyak said that Tankai was new to the 
Iranian nuclear portfolio but seemed very knowledgeable and 
thoughtful.  He had worked at the UN and spoke excellent 
English.  He had expressed positions similar to Russia's own 
views about Iran's apparent intention to continue with its 
nuclear program.  China was trying to see how it might be 
possible to re-start Iran's negotiations with the EU-3, and 
Russia had shared its knowledge of the history of those 
negotiations. 
BURNS

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