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06KIEV2124, UKRAINE SUPPORTS U.S. INITIATIVE ON IRAN

June 1, 2006

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06KIEV2124 2006-06-01 14:59 2011-08-30 01:44 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Kyiv
VZCZCXRO4848
PP RUEHDBU
DE RUEHKV #2124 1521459
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 011459Z JUN 06
FM AMEMBASSY KIEV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9658
INFO RUCNCIS/CIS COLLECTIVE
RUEHZG/NATO EU COLLECTIVE
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0429
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA AU 0067

 

C O N F I D E N T I A L KIEV 002124 

SIPDIS 

SIPDIS 

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/01/2016 
TAGS: PREL PARM ENRG MNUC IR UP
SUBJECT: UKRAINE SUPPORTS U.S. INITIATIVE ON IRAN 

REF: STATE 87682 

Classified By: Charge d'Affaires, a.i. Gwaltney for reasons 1.4(a,b,d). 

1. (C) Charge delivered reftel demarche to Deputy Foreign 
Minister Volodomyr Khandohiy May 31.  Khandohiy said he had 
watched Secretary Rice's press conference on television; this 
was clearly a very important initiative.  He promised to 
convey our message to the Foreign Minister and to look into 
having the MFA release a statement as soon as possible. 

2. (SBU) Despite the evening delivery of the demarche, an 
official statement dated May 31 was on the MFA website by the 
morning of June 1.  The statement 1) notes that Iran's 
nuclear program troubles the international community; 2) 
expresses support for efforts to get Tehran to abandon its 
nuclear ambitions and to fully cooperate with the IAEA; 3) 
calls the U.S. initiative a "constructive step"; 4) urges 
Iran to "make a positive choice to use nuclear energy for 
peaceful purposes"; and 5) expresses willingness to 
facilitate that choice via diplomatic means.  Informal 
Embassy translation of the MFA statement is in para 4. 

3. (C) Thanked for the supportive GOU statement and reminded 
of the need to keep Iran's feet to the fire, DFM Khadohiy 
told Charge June 1 that the MFA planned to release another 
statement after the June 1 Vienna meeting of the Perm-5 plus 
Germany. 

4. (U) Begin informal Embassy translation of MFA statement: 

May 31, 2006 

Ukrainian MFA statement on the nuclear program of the Islamic 
Republic of Iran 

The nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran raises 
concerns among the international community today. 

To unblock this issue, the permanent members of the UN 
Security Council and the Federal Republic of Germany are 
meeting in Vienna on June 1. 

Ukraine supports the efforts of countries that promote 
Tehran's abandoning of its nuclear ambitions and return to 
comprehensive cooperation with the IAEA. 

This is precisely the aim of the constructive step of the 
U.S., which has expressed its readiness, together with the EU 
Troika, to sit down at the negotiating table with 
representatives of Iran. 

Ukraine, as a country that gave up its own nuclear potential, 
calls on the government of Iran to make a positive choice to 
use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes and stands ready to 
facilitate such a choice by diplomatic means, in particular 
via negotiations. 

End MFA statement. 

5. (U) Visit Embassy Kiev's classified website: 
www.state.sgov.gov/p/eur/kiev. 
Gwaltney

 

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