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08BEIJING1473
2008-04-17 05:25:00
SECRET
Embassy Beijing
Cable title:  

CHINA INFORMED OF STEEL SHIPMENTS OF PROLIFERATION

Tags:  PARM PREL MTCRE KNNP CH KN 
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O 170525Z APR 08 ZDK
FM AMEMBASSY BEIJING
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 6681
						
						
S E C R E T BEIJING 001473

SIPDIS


DEPT FOR EAP AND ISN/MTR

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/17/2033
TAGS: PARM PREL MTCRE KNNP CH KN

SUBJECT: CHINA INFORMED OF STEEL SHIPMENTS OF PROLIFERATION
CONCERN TO NORTH KOREA

REF: STATE 40151

Classified By: Political Regional Unit Chief Mark Tesone.
Reasons 1.4 (b), (c) and (d).

(S) PolOff urged China to investigate reftel steel shipments
to North Korea and inform the United States of the outcome of
their investigation. MFA Arms Control Department Missile
Division Third Secretary He Yi asked if any of the materials
shipped are listed in UN Security Council Resolution 1718.
PolOff noted that certain forms of titanium stabilized
stainless steel are explicitly listed in S/2006/815, while
all of the materials have direct use in missile production
and were shipped to an entity which supports North Korean
defense research and development. He Yi assured PolOff the
PRC would "try to find the company" (China Dandong Zhong Lian
Petrochemical Limited) and would "certainly fulfill the PRC's
obligations under 1718."
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