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03AMMAN184
2003-01-09 13:03:00
UNCLASSIFIED
Embassy Amman
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MARCH 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY OF

Tags:   AORC  TRGY  MNUC  KNNP  KSAF  PINS  TPHY  JO  IAEA 
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						UNCLAS AMMAN 000184 

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AORC TRGY MNUC KNNP KSAF PINS TPHY JO IAEA
SUBJECT: MARCH 2003 INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON SECURITY OF
RADIOACTIVE SOURCES: JORDAN PLANS TO ATTEND

REF: STATE 4364



1. (U) On January 8, A/Polcouns conveyed reftel non-paper on
the March 2003 Vienna conference on security of radioactive
sources to Ayman Aamiri, Deputy Director of the MFA's
International Organizations Department. Aamiri offered no
substantive comment but promised to convey the information
both to Jordan's mission in Vienna and relevant GOJ bodies in
Amman. On January 9, ENV/HUB officer conveyed the same
material to Dr. Ziad Kodah, Director General of the Jordan
Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. Kodah said that he was already
aware of the conference through his IAEA contacts, plans to
attend, and will encourage participation by others in the GOJ
who have a security interest in the issue. He also noted
that he would be applying for a grant to help meet the cost
of attendance of qualified specialists from developing Member
States and is aware that he must convey his grant application
to the conference organizers by January 15.
GNEHM