182116 12/10/2008 6:58 08BUCHAREST965 Embassy Bucharest CONFIDENTIAL 08STATE127578 VZCZCXYZ0000 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #0965 3450658 ZNY CCCCC ZZH P 100658Z DEC 08 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9012 INFO RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS PRIORITY 0067 RHMCSUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0061 C O N F I D E N T I A L BUCHAREST 000965
STATE FOR EUR/CE ASCHIEBE AND ISN/RA BHEIDLBERG AND JDANIEL
E.O. 12958: DECL: 12/09/2018 TAGS: KNNP, MNUC, PARM, IAEA, SY, TRGY, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIA: SUPPORTS US IAEA EFFORTS WITH REGARD TO SYRIA
REF: STATE 127578
Classified By: Charge d'affaires Jeri Guthrie-Corn for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).
(C) EconOff delivered reftel demarche points on December 5 to Anca Jurcan, Deputy Director at the Arms Control Division of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA). Jurcan stated that the Government of Romania (GOR) shares the U.S. proliferation concerns with regard to Syria and is not ready to support Syrian efforts to build a nuclear power facility at this time. Jurcan raised Syria's unwillingness to provide a full account of nuclear activities at Al Kibar to the IAEA as a major factor informing the GOR's policy. Until Syria accounts fully for prior activities and demonstrates a commitment to nonproliferation, the GOR is not inclined to provide nuclear technical assistance to the Syrian Government. GUTHRIE-CORN