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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/24/2033 TAGS: PREL, AORC, MNUC, TRGY, PARM, KNNP, CH, IR SUBJECT: IRAN'S UPCOMING NUCLEAR CONFERENCE: CHINA AGAIN URGED NOT TO ATTEND
REF: A. STATE 122401 B. STATE 112229
Classified By: Acting Political Section Chief Ben Moeling. Reasons 1.4 (B/D).
1. (C) PolOff conveyed ref A and B points and nonpaper urging China not to participate in the November 30 nuclear conference in Iran to MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department Nuclear Division Deputy Director Dai Huaicheng on November 24. Dai provided no substantive reply. (Note: MFA Arms Control and Disarmament Department officials continue to be "unavailable" to meet with PolOffs since the October 3 announcement of U.S. arms sales to Taiwan, which prevented detailed discussion of this issue.) RANDT