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Title: ITALY WORKING ON UNSCR 1718 OBLIGATIONS REPORT TO

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06ROME30682006-11-13 15:32:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Rome
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/09/2016 
TAGS: PARM PREL XX KN UN IT
SUBJECT: ITALY WORKING ON UNSCR 1718 OBLIGATIONS REPORT TO 
UN, HAS LITTLE DPRK CONTACT 
 
REF: A. STATE 180512 
     ¶B. ROME 2954 
 
Classified By: Political Minister-Counselor David Pearce for reasons 1. 
4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) Poloffs November 8 met separately with Filippo 
Nicosia, MFA East Asia Office, and Filippo Formica, Office 
Director for Non-Proliferation to deliver Ref A points 
requesting countries take steps to meet their obligations 
under UNSCR 1718 on DPRK Conventional Arms.  Nicosia noted 
that, while Italy and Italian companies had very little 
contact with the DPRK (Ref B), Italy was taking its 
obligations seriously and was preparing the required report 
to the UN on actions it has taken to comply with UNSCR 1718. 
 
¶2. (C) The sole Italian company operating in the DPRK, 
Misano, had frozen its business in North Korea (Ref B) since 
the nuclear missile test, Nicosia said.  He added that the 
company consulted with the MFA often and that the GOI had 
always discouraged Misano from doing business in the DPRK. 
No Italian companies participated in the recent Pyongyang 
trade fair, according to Nicosia.  He also said the GOI had 
no relationship with the Korea Mining Development Trading 
Corporation.  Nicosia noted that the information in the 
demarche would be useful in the unlikely case that a company 
with an interest in doing business in or with the DPRK 
approached the MFA for guidance. 
 
¶3. (C) Formica, who has received previous demarches on North 
Korea, reiterated Italy's consistent policy of not doing 
business with North Korea.  Formica underscored that the GOI 
would not approve any of the exchanges described in Ref A 
points.  Formica understood that the USG request also 
included possible transit through Italy by North Korean 
firms, and offered that Italy would be vigilant if KMDTC 
attempted to use Italy as a transit point. 
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