25866 1/25/2005 14:54 05BUCHAREST228 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 05STATE11536 This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available. UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000228
DEPT FOR EUR/NCE - WSILKWORTH/TERATH DEPT FOR NP/NE - RDELABARRE DEPT PASS DOE
DOE FOR SOLICH/KOHEN/RIVERS UNVIE FOR IAEA - L.HILLIARD
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: ENRG, KNNP, TRGY, KSCA, RO, nuclear SUBJECT: EURATOM TO ROMANIA TRANSFER OF NUCLEAR MATERIAL CONFIRMED
REF: STATE 011536
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1. EconOff transmitted the Department's inquiry regarding EURATOM's shipment to Romania of nuclear material to Dr. Lucian Biro, President of the National Commission for Nuclear Activity Control (CNCAN) and Dr. Serban Valeca, President of Romanian Nuclear Agency.
2. On January 24, Dr. Biro sent a letter informing the Embassy that the Nuclear Research Institute in Pitesti, Romania received the nuclear material imported from France, with specifications as cited in Reftel. Dr. Biro confirmed that the nuclear material transferred was made subject to the terms and conditions of the bilateral U.S.-Romanian Agreement for Peaceful Nuclear Cooperation.