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03THEHAGUE2881
2003-11-17 15:38:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy The Hague
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IAEA/IRAN: DUTCH MFA REACTION TO U.S. APPROACH

Tags:   KNNP  PARM  PREL  MNUC  IR  NL  IAEA 
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C O N F I D E N T I A L THE HAGUE 002881 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/16/2013 TAGS: KNNP PARM PREL MNUC IR NL IAEA SUBJECT: IAEA/IRAN: DUTCH MFA REACTION TO U.S. APPROACH FOR NOV 20-21 IAEA BOG REF: A. STATE 318177 ¶B. THE HAGUE 2846 Classified By: CLASSIFIED BY POLITICAL COUNSELOR MARY DALY FOR REASONS 1.5 (B AND D). (C) PolMilOff delivered ref A points to Dutch MFA Nonproliferation Chief Paul Wilke on November 17. Wilke said the GONL fully agrees with the U.S. on the substance of the November 10 ElBaradei report. As reported ref B, the Dutch continue to place a premium on arriving at a common EU position while preserving transatlantic consensus. Concerning next steps, Wilke understood the EU3 were working on a draft resolution and that this would be difficult to pull off the table the moment it surfaced. He did not think sending ElBaradei's report to the Security Council for "information" was a good idea because for the Iranians it would amount "materially" to the same thing as a noncompliance report to the UNSC. That said, Wilke thought that suggesting such a move might be useful as a bargaining chip with the EU3 in that it might be dropped in exchange for their dropping a resolution that falls short of noncompliance. Wilke said he did not see any practical use in such a resolution at this time. He thought pursuing a noncompliance resolution in March may be worth doing. Finally, he noted his office had been briefed by the Dutch military intelligence agency (MIVD) on the Iran nuclear issue and "it doesn't look like a civilian nuclear program." RUSSEL