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06TOKYO5805 JAPANESE IPR OFFICIALS POSITIVE ON ""GOLD STANDARD"" AGREEMENT; STILL NOT SUPPORTING WTO CASE AGAINST CHINA REF: A) TOKYO 3873 B) TOKYO 4025 TOKYO 00005805 001.2 OF 004 Classified By: CLASSIFIED BY CDA JOSEPH DONOVAN FOR REASONS: 1.4 b, d 2006-10-05 2011-02-03 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tokyo
08STATE1265 REQUEST TO ALLIES FOR NEW DEMARCHE TO CHINA REGARDING CHINA'S JANUARY 2007 ANTI-SATELLITE TEST 2008-01-06 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08BEIJING647 CHINA'S ANGST OVER U.S. SATELLITE INTERCEPTION 2008-02-22 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Beijing
08BEIJING2087 SCENESETTER FOR JUNE 4 SECURITY DIALOGUE 2008-05-29 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
08BEIJING2322 U.S.-CHINA SECURITY DIALOGUE WORKING LUNCH: STRATEGIC SECURITY, MISSILE DEFENSE, SPACE, NONPRO, IRAN 2008-06-13 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Beijing
08STATE93558 S) SHIPMENT OF CHINESE ORIGIN GOODS DESTINED FOR IRAN 2008-09-02 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08STATE98975 URGING COALITION ALLIES TO APPROACH BEIJING ON CHINESE PROLIFERATION 2008-09-16 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08PARIS2134 P3 CONSULTATIONS ON NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT IN PARIS 2008-11-21 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Paris
09STATE96222 S) FRENCH FIRM SELLING INFRARED DETECTORS TO 2009-09-16 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Secretary of State
09BERLIN1297 S) GERMANY PLANNING TO RECALL COMPUTERS CONNECTED WITH IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM REF: A. BERLIN 487 B. BERLIN 406 C. STATE 31434 BERLIN 00001297 001.2 OF 002 2009-10-19 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Berlin
10STATE2634 DEMARCHE FOLLOWING CHINA'S JANUARY 2010 INTERCEPT FLIGHT-TEST 2010-01-12 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Secretary of State
08BEIJING1263 S) SHIELD S06-08/S18-05/S26-06: CHINA URGED TO 2008-04-03 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Beijing
08BEIJING1373 S) M/V IRAN TEYFOURI: PRC SAYS INVESTIGATION 2008-04-11 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy Beijing
08TRIPOLI466 CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION (CWC): CONVERSION OF THE RABTA CHEMICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION FACILITY REF: A) STATE 58476, B) THE HAGUE 482, C) TRIPOLI 119 CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) Summary: The GOL's lead interlocutor on CWC issues told us: 1) conversion of the Rabta chemical weapons production facility would not be completed until December 2009 (which the GOL appears to have known since early 2006), 2) the GOL would not submit a new National Paper at the upcoming June 24-27 Executive Committee meeting of the OPCW, 3) GOL Delreps would/would read an official statement into the record of the EC's informal session that would address all points stipulated in ref A non-paper; 4) the GOL was ready to facilitate a bilateral visit by U.S. technical experts at any time, and; 5) despite delays, the GOL expects to complete destruction of chemical agents well before the deadline it agreed to with States Parties. End summary. 2. (SBU) P/E Chief conveyed ref A demarche points and non-paper on June 12 to Dr. Ahmed Hesnawy, who heads Libya's CWC compliance efforts, and Adel Ben Issa, who has the lead on CWC issues in the International Organization Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA/IO). Dr. Fathi Asseid, Technical Director of the General Company for the Manufacture of Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies, which controls the Rabta facility and a related pharmaceutical packaging plant, also attended the meeting. Stressing the GOL's commitment to transparency in declaring its CWC-related equipment, implementing conversion of the Rabta facility and destroying chemical weapon precursors, Dr. Hesnawy thanked the U.S. and U.K. for their "robust" support for Libya's efforts to date. Per ref A, copies of the non-paper and an oral brief on the demarche points were conveyed to U.K. and Italian Embassy counterparts in Tripoli. CONVERSION PROJECT 3. (SBU) On the points of the demarche, Hesnawy indicated the following: - CONVERSION DELAY: Conversation of the Rabta chemical weapons production facility will not be completed before November/December 2009. The GOL signed an original contract with Italian company PharmaChem on February 11, 2002; an addendum to that contract, signed on June 1, 2006 (which Hesnawy showed P/E Chief), stipulated that PharmaChem's portion of conversion work at the Rabta facility would be completed by September 2009. The GOL, factoring in possible unexpected delays, added three months to the timeline, yielding an expected completion date of December 2009. Hesnawy did not respond when asked why Libya had not notified States Parties earlier that conversion would be delayed if it had known since February 2006 that the contract with PharmaChem stipulated a completion date in late 2009. He insisted that the GOL would complete the conversion project and initiate production of pharmaceuticals at Rabta by December 2009. - NEW NATIONAL PAPER: Libya will not submit a new National Paper to the Executive Council (EC) meeting of the OPCW scheduled to begin on June 24. Noting that National Papers are to be submitted at least a month in advance of EC's for review by States Parties, Hesnawy pointed to the fact that the meeting was just ten days away and that there was not sufficient time for review. P/E Chief noted that we had asked since early May that the GOL immediately submit a new National Paper for review. Hesnawy had no response, but said Libya's delegation will instead submit an "official statement" during the Informal Session that would address all points stipulated in ref A non-paper. The informal statement would explain "completely" the reasons for missing the July 29, 2008 conversion deadline and the need for "a correction" to the conversion plan that would eliminate the requirement that a protective sandbag berm be removed. - VISIT BY U.S. TECHNICAL EXPERTS: Hesnawy and his MFA/IO counterpart stressed that the GOL stands ready to facilitate a visit to the Rabta facility by U.S. Embassy officials and/or U.S. technical experts - the U.S. side is "welcome to visit at any time - we have nothing to hide". Such a visit could occur before the upcoming EC meeting or after it. The GOL has already extended invitations through the Italian and U.K. Embassies for their capitals to send teams of technical experts. (Note: The Italian Ambassador and DCM, but not/not Italian technical experts visited Rabta on June 7. A U.K. technical team is notionally scheduled to visit July 6-9, 2008. End note.) Hesnawy stressed that the GOL was willing to accommodate a series of bilateral visits by technical experts, but was not/not willing to facilitate a visit by a combined team (i.e., of U.S. and U.K. experts) out of concern that the visit's agenda could be broadened. TRIPOLI 00000466 002 OF 003 - NEXT STEPS: Hesnawy indicated that he clearly understood that U.S. support for a conversion plan correction to allow retention of a modified protective berm depended on a commitment to transparency and conduct of a site visit to Rabta. He said that the GOL might/might be amenable to submitting a new National Paper at the next EC after the upcoming meeting in late June, indicating that the GOL would premise its decision in part on conversations with Delreps at the June 24-27 EC meeting. IRANIAN HARASSMENT DURING APRIL 2008 OPCW INSPECTION ALLEGED 4. (C) Referring to the April visit by an OPCW inspection team, Hesnawy complained that an Iranian inspector had raised issues with equipment in Building Number 3 and Building Number 4 that had since 2004 been mutually agreed to have been exclusively commercial in nature. According to Hesnawy, four previous tranches of OPCW inspectors had been informed of the equipment and assured the GOL that the equipment did not need to be declared. Referring to the GOL's decision to vote for a UN Security Council Resolution calling for a third tranche of sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear weapons program, Hesnawy said the Iranian inspector deliberately raised the issue of equipment in the commercial building to harass Libya in retaliation for its UNSC vote. Hesnawy claimed Iranian officials at the OPCW had conceded as much in conversations at The Hague with Libya's representative, Muhammad Gheton. "Libya feels it's being dragged back to 2004", Hesnawy complained, saying previous teams of inspectors should have raised the issue of the equipment earlier if it was indeed a subject of concern. DESTRUCTION: STATUS OF ITALIAN CONTRACT & PROJECT TIMELINE 5. (C) Regarding ref B reports that the timetable for Libya's destruction program had slipped, Hesnawy conceded that there had been delays; however, he maintained that Libya would nonetheless meet the deadline of the States Parties. The GOL envisions the project in two phases: 1) Repackaging of the agent from existing polyethylene containers (which has resulted in diffusion, vice leakage, of the agent) into improved containers for the 800 km trip from the Ruwagha facility in al-Jufra to the Rabta facility; and 2) actual destruction of the material. Hesnawy said the GOL will rely on Italian company SIPSA Enginerring and Libyan civil contractors to complete the repackaging and destruction work. Contract negotiations with the Italian company had been "completed" and terms were mutually understood by the GOL and SIPSA; however, the contract itself had not yet been formally approved by "all relevant GOL entities", according to Hesnawy. Additional details, such as securing GOL approval to establish requisite bank accounts and authority for letters of credit were also still being worked out. 6. (C) Hesnawy offered the following schedule for the destruction program: - January/February 2009: Repackaging of the agent takes place; agent is stored in Bunker 109 at al-Jufra until transport to Rabta in late 2009/early 2010; - March 2009: Construction completed on destruction building at Rabta facility; - March-October 2009: Destruction equipment installed in destruction building at Rabta facility; - December 2009: Cold and hot tests of destruction equipment at Rabta destruction facility; - Early February 2010: Commissioning of destruction facility at Rabta; - May 1, 2010: 1% of agent destroyed per agreement with OPCW. Hesnawy offered that SIPSA and the GOL estimated that destruction of all of the agent would require only 25 calendar days once destruction commenced at the Rabta facility. He anticipated no difficulty meeting the deadline for destruction of the agent, and predicted that Libya would complete the project well in advance of the deadline. 7. (C) Comment: Animated and at times angry, Hesnawy repeatedly stressed the GOL's annoyance at what it perceives as an "endless" series of questions about details of its conversion and destruction plans. Stressing that dignity was more important than anything in Libya, Hesnawy offered that GOL officials had considered whether it would be better to destroy the Rabta facility altogether rather than allow it to be used as a pretext for criticism of the GOL's intentions and performance TRIPOLI 00000466 003 OF 003 by "hostile international actors". STEVENS 2008-06-15 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09STATE68250 german test chamber sold by chinese subsidiary to 2009-07-01 2011-02-01 SECRET Secretary of State
07MOSCOW5429 CHINESE PREMIER WEN VISITS MOSCOW; FOCUS ON 2007-11-16 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Moscow
09TRIPOLI741 2009-09-15 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09PARAMARIBO85 SURINAME: CHINESE SUGAR POT FOR GOVERNMENT 2009-03-19 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Paramaribo
09PARAMARIBO92 SURINAME: STUDENTS QUIT VENEZUELAN AND CHINESE 2009-03-30 2011-01-31 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Paramaribo
04THEHAGUE868 DEMARCHE TO DUTCH MFA ON EU CHINA ARMS EMBARGO 2004-04-02 2011-01-25 SECRET Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE1717 DUTCH/EU: FM BOT ON IRAQ, CHINA, ASEM, SUDAN, AND 2004-07-09 2011-01-25 SECRET Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE1793 EU/US COOPERATION IN THE UNGA AND ON... 2004-07-16 2011-01-25 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE1833 DUTCH PM BALKENENDE ON CHINA, TURKEY, AND THE 2004-07-20 2011-01-25 SECRET Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE1846 NETHERLANDS/EU CHINA ARMS EMBARGO: BRIEFING FOR 2004-07-22 2011-01-25 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE1145 DUTCH VIEWS ON ADC LICENSE HARMONIZATION 2004-05-10 2011-01-24 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE3156 DUTCH PROPOSE PARTS CONTROL PLANS FOR 14-BIT ADC 2004-12-03 2011-01-24 SECRET Embassy The Hague
05THEHAGUE484 DUTCH UNVEIL THEIR 14-BIT ADC PARTS CONTROL PLAN 2005-02-22 2011-01-24 SECRET Embassy The Hague
04THEHAGUE3166 NETHERLANDS/EU: FM BOT ON CHINA, TURKEY, 2004-12-03 2011-01-22 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
08STATE83144 EFFORTS TO HALT IRANIAN PROCUREMENT IN CHINA 2008-08-01 2011-01-20 SECRET Secretary of State
08BEIJING3039 CHINA’S RESPONSE TO EFFORTS TO HALT IRANIAN PROCUREMENT IN CHINA 2008-08-06 2011-01-20 SECRET Embassy Beijing
09STATE3943 S) NIAG 8233: TRANSFER OF MARAGING STEEL FROM CHINA TO IRAN 2009-01-14 2011-01-20 SECRET Secretary of State
06THEHAGUE2654 ILSA: DUTCH, SHELL ON YADAVARAN, IRAN, SAKHALIN II 2006-12-21 2011-01-20 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy The Hague
07THEHAGUE246 ILSA: DUTCH, SHELL ON SOUTH PARS GAS DEAL WITH IRAN 2007-02-09 2011-01-20 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy The Hague
08BRASILIA526 IRANIAN DIPLOMACY MOVES INTO HIGH GEAR, PART 2 2008-04-18 2011-01-20 SECRET Embassy Brasilia
04NASSAU1515 PRIME MINISTER CHRISTIE’S CHINA TRIP, THE LATEST IN A STRING OF VISITS 2004-08-11 2011-01-13 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Nassau
09MEXICO701 CHINESE VP TRIP TO MEXICO - JOURNEY BEGINS WITH A 2009-03-10 2011-01-02 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Mexico
09BEIJING841 COLOMBIAN VIEWS ON TRADE RELATIONS WITH CHINA 2009-03-30 2011-01-02 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Beijing
09SHANGHAI170 CHINA'S GROWING TRADE AND INVESTMENT TIES WITH LATIN 2009-04-15 2011-01-02 CONFIDENTIAL Consulate Shanghai
08BEIJING3385 PARTY ENJOYS BOOST THANKS TO OLYMPICS, BUT SOME 2008-09-02 2010-12-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING2063 PRC LEADERSHIP STABLE DESPITE TENSIONS; XI STILL 2009-07-20 2010-12-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING2112 TOP LEADERSHIP DYNAMICS DRIVEN BY CONSENSUS, 2009-07-23 2010-12-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING2731 FOURTH PLENUM: XI NOT APPOINTED TO CMC; NO 2009-09-23 2010-12-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING3128 PORTRAIT OF VICE PRESIDENT XI JINPING: "AMBITIOUS 2009-11-16 2010-12-28 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
08BEIJING3899 China's SAFE Cautious about U.S. Lending 2008-10-14 2010-12-26 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Beijing
09BEIJING728 PREMIER WEN'S COMMENTS ON U.S. TREASURIES: PROTECT 2009-03-20 2010-12-26 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
09STATE30049 U) Secretary Clinton’s March 24, 2009 2009-03-28 2010-12-26 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
10BEIJING352 CHINA: S&ED II DATES AND TOPICS; RMB APPRECIATION; ECONOMIC 2010-02-10 2010-12-26 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Beijing
09PARIS1039 FRANCE’S POSITION ON NUCLEAR ISSUES IN THE RUN-UP 2009-07-31 2010-12-23 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Paris
10BRASILIA59 BRAZIL: AMBASSADOR'S MEETINGS WITH MRE UNDER SECRETARIES FOR 2010-02-19 2010-12-23 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Brasilia
08BEIJING332 Beijing-based G-5 Chiefs of Mission on Sino-German 2008-01-30 2010-12-20 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Beijing
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