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03THEHAGUE1506
2003-06-12 15:03:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
Cable title:  

IAEA/IRAN: FOLLOW-UP DEMARCHE WITH DUTCH ON IRAN

Tags:   KNNP  PARM  MNUC  IR  NL  IAEA 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 001506 

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/11/2013
TAGS: KNNP PARM MNUC IR NL IAEA
SUBJECT: IAEA/IRAN: FOLLOW-UP DEMARCHE WITH DUTCH ON IRAN
AT IAEA BOARD MEETING

REF: A. STATE 158048


B. DEAN-KESSLER STUIII FAX

C. THE HAGUE 1434

Classified By: CLASSIFIED BY CHARGE DANIEL RUSSEL FOR REASONS 1.5 (B AN
D D).



1. (C) AMBASSADOR MADE REF A DEMARCHE TO DUTCH MFA POLITICAL
DIRECTOR HUGO SIBLESZ ON JUNE 12. SIBLESZ SAID HE SAW NO GAP
BETWEEN U.S. AND DUTCH VIEWS ON IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM, ONLY
A DIFFERENCE OVER TACTICS. THE DUTCH PREFERENCE FOR THE JUNE
16 IAEA BOARD OF GOVERNORS' MEETING IS FOR SOME FORM OF
CHAIRMAN'S CONCLUSIONS AS OPPOSED TO A RESOLUTION, WHICH
"LEAVES NO OTHER EXIT THAN REFERENCE TO THE UNSC." THE
ELEMENTS OF THOSE CONCLUSIONS ARE LARGELY THE SAME (THAT IRAN
HAS A NUMBER OF NONCOMPLIANCE PROBLEMS, THAT THERE ARE A
RANGE OF QUESTIONS IRAN MUST ANSWER, THAT IRAN SHOULD SIGN UP
TO AN ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL). SIBLESZ NOTED THAT IRAN WOULD BE
ON THE AGENDA FOR THE JUNE 16 EU FOREIGN MINISTERS' MEETING
AND THAT THE NETHERLANDS SEEKS A STRONG MESSAGE OUT OF THAT
EVENT. GIVEN THE CONCERNS ABOUT IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM, THE
NETHERLANDS BELIEVES THAT THE EU SHOULD DELAY ITS CURRENT
NEGOTIATIONS ON A TRADE AND COOPERATION AGREEMENT (TCA) WITH
IRAN.



2. (C) ACTING POLCOUNS ALSO REVIEWED REF A WITH MFA ACTING
NONPROLIFERATION DIRECTOR PETER POTMAN (PROTECT). POTMAN
SHARED A COPY OF A NONPAPER THAT THE IRANIAN AMBASSADOR TO
THE NETHERLANDS HAD RECENTLY PRESENTED TO THE DUTCH MFA
(CONVEYED TO NP/RA PER REF B) JUSTIFYING THE IRANIAN PROGRAM,
AND STATING IRAN WOULD ACCEPT ADDITIONAL PROTOCOL IN EXCHANGE
FOR GUARANTEES OF AN END TO "ALL PROPAGANDA ABOUT IRAN'S
NUCLEAR PROGRAM AND RESTRICTIONS AGAINST IRAN'S FULL ACCESS
TO NUCLEAR TECHNOLOGY FOR PEACEFUL PURPOSES." POTMAN SAID
THE NETHERLANDS THOUGHT THE BOARD SHOULD UNITE BEHIND
CHAIRMAN ELBARADEI'S REPORT, EXPRESS ITS CONCERN, CALL ON
IRAN TO COOPERATE FULLY, AND FOR THE IAEA TO FURTHER
INVESTIGATE THIS ISSUE.
SOBEL