227639 9/30/2009 12:53 09BUCHAREST663 Embassy Bucharest UNCLASSIFIED 09SECSTATE100153 VZCZCXYZ0011 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHBM #0663 2731253 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 301253Z SEP 09 FM AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9932 RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0067 UNCLAS BUCHAREST 000663
PASS TO RICHARD NEPHEW (ISN/RA)
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: IR, KNNP, MNUC, PARM, RO SUBJECT: ROMANIAN RESPONSE TO THE EXISTENCE OF A COVERT URANIUM ENRICHMENT FACILITY IN IRAN
REF: SECSTATE 100153
1. (SBU) Deputy POL Chief coordinated with representatives from UK and French Embassies in Bucharest to jointly deliver Reftel demarche on the existence of a covert uranium enrichment facility in Iran to the Deputy Director of the Asymmetric Risks and Non-Proliferation Division of the MFA, Anca Jurcan on 30 September 2009. Jurcan expressed Romanian support for the French, British and American opposition to an Iranian nuclear weapons program and stated that Romania is concerned by the revelation of the enrichment facility near Qom and also by the Iranian Medium Range missile tests on 28 September, 2009.
2. (SBU) Jurcan added that Romania would support a call for an extraordinary meeting of the IAEA Board of Governors prior to the scheduled 26 November meeting, in order to underline the IAEA's concern about Iran's failure to notify the IAEA of the construction of the uranium enrichment facility near Qom. Jurcan also stated that she hopes that the American, British and French governments will inform Romania of the results of the meeting with Iranian officials in Geneva on 1 October 2009. GITENSTEIN