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04ABUJA1037
2004-06-10 12:13:00
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Abuja
Cable title:  

STRENGTHENING THE IAEA AND THE NPT REGIME --

Tags:   KNNP  TRGY  MNUC  NI  IAEA 
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						C O N F I D E N T I A L ABUJA 001037 

SIPDIS

UNVIE FOR IAEA

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/09/2014
TAGS: KNNP TRGY MNUC NI IAEA
SUBJECT: STRENGTHENING THE IAEA AND THE NPT REGIME --
NIGERIA

REF: STATE 125606

Classified By: COUNSELOR JAMES MAXSTADT FOR REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D).



1. (C) POLOFF delivered reftel demarche and non-paper to
Ministry of Foreign Affairs First United Nations Division
Director Ambassador Abdul Bin Rimdap on June 9. Noting the
importance of safeguards and that the IAEA already makes use
of standing committees, Rimdap said he believed the GON would
support the creation of a new standing committee on
safeguards.



2. (C) Unfortunately, and as expected, Rimdap was less
sanguine about the proposal to restrict states under
investigation for proliferation violations from serving on
the Board of Governors or the new standing committee. Rimdap
said the proposal would likely face opposition from
developing countries and would be seen as a "further
politicization" of the IAEA's investigative process.
Nevertheless, Rimdap said he would discuss the issue with
other GON officials and that the GON's delegation would be
open to discussing the matter during the upcoming BOG meeting.
CAMPBELL