07MOSCOW296, DPRK: MFA ON ENFORCING UNSCR 1718

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
07MOSCOW296 2007-01-24 14:14 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXYZ0003
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMO #0296 0241414
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 241414Z JAN 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 6749

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 000296 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/24/2017 
TAGS: PREL KNNP PARM MNUC ETTC KN RS
SUBJECT: DPRK:  MFA ON ENFORCING UNSCR 1718 
 
REF: A. STATE 3778 
     B. 06 MOSCOW 12586 
 
Classified By: Political M/C Alice G. Wells.  Reasons: 1.4(B/D). 
 
1.  (C)  We discussed ref A request that Russia take steps 
under UNSCR 1718 to inspect flights and cargo of 
proliferation concern from the DPRK on January 23 with 
Vladimir Safronkov, Chief of the UN Political Affairs Section 
in the MFA's International Organizations Department.  We also 
highlighted reftel's offer of USG technical assistance in 
inspecting cargo to and from the DPRK.  (Note:  Charge had 
initially shared this information with MFA North America on 
January 12.) 
 
2.  (C)  After reiterating the GOR's intention to fully 
implement UNSCR 1718, Safronkov said that the MFA would 
closely review the request to inspect suspect flights and 
cargo and the offer to provide technical assistance.  On a 
preliminary basis, he suggested that the assistance offer 
might find a more ready audience in the GOR if it was not 
completely focused on the DPRK, but was more broadly pitched 
at countering proliferation threats. 
 
3.  (C)  Turning to the GOR interagency process to implement 
UNSCR 1718 (ref B), Safronkov confided that drafting a 
legally binding presidential decree was taking longer than 
expected.  The MFA was now pressuring relevant agencies to 
provide specific language for the decree.  He did not offer a 
timeline for likely completion and transmission to the 
Presidential Administration, but said the MFA recognized the 
need to act expeditiously. 
BURNS

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