1. (SBU) We delivered reftel demarche to Julian Juarez, Assistant Director General for United Nations Affairs, at Mexico's Foreign Relations Secretariat (SRE). Juarez explained that the PSI issue was undergoing serious discussion within the SRE, but stated that Mexico would most likely not support the initiative. According to Juarez, the GOM does not believe in supporting "extra-conventional" initiatives when the objectives of the original agreements are more than adequate. In respect to PSI, Juarez insisted that Mexico fully supports UN Security Council Resolution 1540 but feels the PSI is an unnecessary addition. Poloff explained to Juarez that supporting the PSI Statement of Principles entailed no additional legal or operational obligations and served primarily to indicate Mexico's political support for proliferation security and to deter proliferators from abusing Mexico's sovereignty. Juarez agreed to present the PSI fact sheet at the SRE's next meeting and contact us if there are any changes. We will report any updates as they become available.
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