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09MOSCOW1772, DPRK SANCTIONS: RUSSIAN MFA HOPES TO HAVE RESPONSE

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09MOSCOW1772 2009-07-09 13:41 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Moscow

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UNCLAS MOSCOW 001772 
 
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E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: PREL PARM UNSC KN RS
SUBJECT: DPRK SANCTIONS: RUSSIAN MFA HOPES TO HAVE RESPONSE 
BY FRIDAY, JULY 10 
 
REF: STATE 70266 
 
1. (U) This message is sensitive but unclassified, and is not 
meant for Internet distribution. 
 
2. (SBU)  Per reftel request, Post delivered the demarche on 
DPRK sanctions designations to Russian MFA International 
Organization Department's North Korea action officer Anna 
Yevstegneyeva.  Our British Embassy colleague, having 
received similar instructions to demarche the MFA, joined the 
meeting. 
 
3.  (SBU)  Yevstegneyeva indicated that Foreign Minister 
Lavrov had instructed that a "compromise" be found by the 
July 12 deadline so as to prevent the issue from being 
referred back to the Council.  The MFA, having received last 
week the Russian translation of the joint package of 
designations proposed by the U.S., the U.K., France, and 
Japan, is currently awaiting interagency input on the 
translated documents and hopes to formulate a coordinated 
response by Friday, July 10, which it will pass on in New 
York.  While some Russian agencies have already indicated no 
major problems with the designations, the main export control 
entities responsible for implementing UNSCR 1874 and the 
Ministry of Defense have yet to weigh in.  Yevstegneyeva told 
us that the GOR was likely to propose some adjustments to the 
designations, as there might be duplications in the lists 
contained in the joint package, but regardless would want to 
work out the issue by July 12. 
 
4.  (SBU)  While reiterating GOR's desire to continue to work 
closely with the Six-Party and Security Council partners 
regarding North Korea, Yevstegneyeva requested that the U.S. 
and allies in the future provide longer than 30 days for the 
consideration of complicated lists.  "When you present us 
with such a lengthy set of documents, you have already had 
the time to formulate your positions, while for us the work 
is just beginning."  The slow nature of the Russian 
bureaucracy, according to her, and the lack of English 
language abilities in the other ministries and agencies, make 
it difficult for the GOR to formulate a speedy response on 
sanctions designations. 
BEYRLE

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09MOSCOW1768, EXBS RUSSIA MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE

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09MOSCOW1768 2009-07-09 09:41 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Moscow

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INFO RHMFIUU/DEPT OF JUSTICE WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/US CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC
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UNCLAS MOSCOW 001768 
 
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SUBJECT:  EXBS RUSSIA MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE 
JUNE 2009 
 
Summary:  This cable highlights activities of the Export Control and 
Related Border Security (EXBS) Russia Program Office for the period 
of June 01, 2009 to June 30, 2009.  End Summary 
 
1.  EXBS contractor Commonwealth Trading Partners (CTP) through its 
Russian partner, the Center for Export Controls (CEC), conducted 
export controls training in Vladivostok June 9-10 for approximately 
20 Russian Customs inspectors.  Specialists from the Federal Service 
for Technical and Export Control (FSTEK), Customs, and CEC updated 
the audience on major Russian export controls laws and changes to 
those laws, as well as Russian government agencies' areas of 
responsibility in upholding export controls regulations.  The 
training consisted of two parts:  day one was devoted to Russian 
export rules and regulations; and day two consisted of hands-on 
computer work with the Product Identification tool (PIT).  This 
software has been used by Russian Customs as a supplemental aid in 
identifying and classifying commodities presented for export. 
Seminar participants successfully used the PIT tool in day-long 
exercises meant to simulate real-life situations. 
2.  This was the last in a series of export controls training 
sessions for Federal Customs Service officers in Moscow and the 
regions.  In July, CEC will present a training class on export 
controls tailored to industry representatives. 
 
3.  EXBS Russia Advisor Joan Agerholm participated in the annual 
EXBS Advisors conference in Tbilisi, June 2-4.  In the opinion of 
this office, the meeting was of tremendous value in facilitating the 
exchange of ideas and information regarding programs and 
administrative issues, and in strengthening networks and working 
relationships. 
 
4.  On June 24, the EXBS Advisor and EXBS Program Coordinator held a 
long-awaited meeting with representatives of the export controls 
section within the Security and Disarmament Department of the 
Russian Foreign Ministry.  It was the Advisor's first meeting with 
MFA, consisting of a meet-and-greet, brief summary of EXBS Russia 
activities to date, and ideas for future cooperation.  MFA expressed 
interest in all of our ideas, but did not commit to any of them, and 
asked for additional information, which we have provided. 
 
5.  (Comment):  In our view, the meeting with MFA accomplished 
several modest goals:  maintained positive relationships with the 
export controls section of MFA; put forth program ideas which were 
not rejected; and introduced a new idea (possible partnership with 
an export controls training center in St. Petersburg).  MFA agreed 
to meet with us again in August to review what we had discussed at 
our meeting and to hear any additional suggestions we might have. 
 
BEYRLE

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