Viewing cable 05MUSCAT34
Title: IAEA COMPREHENSIVE SAFEGUARDS STATUS

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05MUSCAT342005-01-05 14:35:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy Muscat
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UNCLAS MUSCAT 000034 
 
SIPDIS 
 
SENSITIVE 
 
STATE FOR NP/MNA (MGOODMAN, SHART); NP/PPC (JSMITH) 
STATE ALSO FOR NEA/RA, NEA/ARPI 
LONDON FOR GOLDRICH 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: KNNP PARM TRGY PREL AORC OPDC XF MU ESTH
SUBJECT: IAEA COMPREHENSIVE SAFEGUARDS STATUS 
 
REF: A. MUSCAT 2293 
     ¶B. STATE 268150 
 
¶1. (SBU)  Following the Ambassador's December 27 discussion 
with Minister Responsible for Foreign Affairs Yusuf bin Alawi 
to encourage Oman's bringing into force its IAEA safeguards 
agreement and approving the Additional Protocol (ref A), 
A/DCM also raised the matter in a January 5 meeting on other 
issues with MFA Chief of International Organizations 
Department, Ambassador Talib Miran al-Raisi.  Talib Miran's 
office is responsible for all multilateral agreements and 
conventions. 
 
¶2. (SBU)  Asked for a status report, Talib Miran apologized 
that he could not immediately reply as to the Additional 
Protocol, noting that he recently had a change in his 
personnel responsible for IAEA issues.  He endeavored to 
provide a later update.  The safeguards agreement, he said, 
was still under review by an interministerial committee 
before final action could be taken.  The Omani acknowledged 
that the safeguards and Additional Protocol were not high 
priorities for the Ministry given the fact that Oman had no 
current plans or future intentions to seek nuclear 
technologies.  Drawing on ref B, A/DCM emphasized that 
positive actions by all states, including Oman, were 
essential in ensuring that the enhanced measures for nuclear 
cooperation and non-proliferation become the new 
international standard.  Talib Miran was likewise informed 
that the G-8 Foreign Ministers had addressed a direct appeal 
to counterparts, and that the G-8 missions in Muscat will be 
strongly encouraging the Ministry to finalize these two 
actions. 
 
¶3. (SBU)  The Embassy will report any further developments, 
and share the substance of this conversation with interested 
G-8 missions (particularly UK and Japan). 
BALTIMORE