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C O N F I D E N T I A L MADRID 004499
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/26/2014
TAGS: KNNP PARM PREL MNUC TRGY IR SP IAEA
SUBJECT: SPAIN/IRAN-IAEA: RESPONSE TO US REQUEST FOR STRONG
REF: STATE 250503
Classified By: POLITICAL COUNSELOR KATHLEEN M. FITZPATRICK.
REASON 1.4 (B) & (D)
(C) Immediately upon receipt of reftel November 24 urging
strong national statements at the November 25-26 IAEA Board
of Governors meeting on Iran, PolCouns spoke with MFA
political affairs director general Rafael Dezcallar to
encourage Spain to include our suggested elements in its
national statement. We also asked MFA to deliver our points
to the deputy director for International Disarmament Affairs,
Marcos Rodriguez who is in Vienna for the BOG meeting.
(Rodriguez directly oversees Iran non-proliferation issues.)
Dezcallar told Polcouns that Spain shares U.S. views on
maintaining international pressure on Iran to abide by its
safeguard obligations and to remain committed to its latest
suspension pledge, and that this sentiment likely would be
reflected in Spain's statement. However, he did not
specifically undertake to include our elements. Rodriguez'
office in Madrid November 26 had as yet no readout on the