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06FREETOWN855 2006-10-18 11:46:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Freetown
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NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST: SIERRA LEONE

Tags:   PREL PARM KNNP KPAO WMD MNUC SL 
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SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN, IO, EAP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 10/18/2016
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP KPAO WMD MNUC SL
SUBJECT: NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST: SIERRA LEONE

REF: (A) STATE 166404 (B) STATE 169418 (C) STATE

169269 (D) FREETOWN 747 (E) FREETOWN 840

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires Elizabeth Pratt for
reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).



1. (C) On October 17, Charge met with Ministry of Foreign
Affairs Director General Umaru Wurie to deliver reftel points
and share USG concerns with North Korea's October 8 nuclear
test and continuing efforts to develop WMD. Charge
emphasized the importance of preventing North Korea from
developing and exporting WMD and urged GoSL's full support
for the strong message and directives contained in UNSC
resolution 1718. Charge initially had raised the issue with
Minister of Foreign Affairs Momodou Koroma on October 9
during the launch of the government's new youth employment
initiative (Ref E). DG Wurie responded that Sierra Leone
supported UNSC resolution 1718 and said that he would cancel
a previously delayed invitational visit to North Korea.
PRATT