07MOSCOW1608, IRAN: DFM KISLYAK ON VISIT BY IRANIAN GENERAL

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07MOSCOW1608 2007-04-10 14:22 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow

VZCZCXRO9850
OO RUEHBC RUEHDE RUEHDIR RUEHKUK
DE RUEHMO #1608 1001422
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
O 101422Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 9099
INFO RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUCNIRA/IRAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY

C O N F I D E N T I A L MOSCOW 001608 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/10/2017 
TAGS: PREL PARM UNSC IR RS
SUBJECT: IRAN:  DFM KISLYAK ON VISIT BY IRANIAN GENERAL 
 
 
Classified By: Ambassador William J. Burns.  Reasons:  1.4(B & D). 
 
1.  (C)  In an April 10 meeting with DFM Kislyak, the 
Ambassador expressed disappointment with the April 4-8 Moscow 
visit by Iranian Deputy Interior Minister/IRGC General 
Mohammed Zolqadr, who was designated in UNSCR 1747 Annex I as 
a key person in the IRGC.  The Ambassador pressed for an 
explanation for the visit by a designated individual, in the 
wake of our successful collaboration in adopting UNSCR 1747, 
and noted the Iranian government's trumpeting of the visit as 
"proof" that the sanctions regime lacked effectiveness. 
 
2.  (C)  DFM Kislyak defended Russia's compliance with the 
Iranian sanctions resolutions, noting that the GOR had 
notified the UNSC Sanctions Committee in advance of the visit 
and had strictly limited its scope to discussions about 
border controls and counter-narcotics cooperation.  He 
acknowledged that Zolqadr's post-visit comments about the 
sanctions regime had been "very unhelpful" and underlined 
that the Russians had made that clear to the Iranians. 
Russia would look for ways to rebut Zolqadr's comments and 
reaffirm Russian support for the sanctions regime.  DFM 
Kislyak also pointed to the MFA's April 9 statement on 
Zolqadr's visit, stressing the GOR's compliance with UNSCR 
1747. 
BURNS

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