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Identifier
Created
Classification
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07SEOUL2179
2007-07-20 07:06:00
SECRET
Embassy Seoul
Cable title:  

ROKG TO INVESTIGATE SOUTH KOREAN TRADING COMPANIES

Tags:  PARM MTCRE PREL ETTC KS KN TW 
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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHUL #2179 2010706
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 200706Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY SEOUL
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5621
INFO RUEHKO/AMEMBASSY TOKYO PRIORITY 2967
RUEHIN/AIT TAIPEI PRIORITY 2083
						S E C R E T SEOUL 002179 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR ISN/MTR (MATT HARDIMAN) AND EAP/K.

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/20/2017
TAGS: PARM MTCRE PREL ETTC KS KN TW
SUBJECT: ROKG TO INVESTIGATE SOUTH KOREAN TRADING COMPANIES
FACILITATING MACHINE TOOL SALES BY TAIWAN COMPANY TO NORTH
KOREA

REF: SECSTATE 100243

Classified By: A/DCM Joseph Y. Yun, Reasons 1.4 (b,d).



1. (S) On July 20, poloff delivered reftel demarche and
nonpaper to Kim Jae-woo, Deputy Director of the Disarmament
and Nonproliferation Division of the ROK Ministry of Foreign
Affairs and Trade. Kim agreed that, if verified, the case
would represent a serious matter of proliferation concern.
Kim undertook to pass the information to the Ministry of
Commerce, Industry, and Energy and relevant ROKG authorities
for immediate investigation and promised to provide a ROKG
response before the end of July.
STANTON