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Title: TAIWAN SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO NORTH

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06TAIPEI35512006-10-17 09:37:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL American Institute Taiwan, Taipei
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SUBJECT: TAIWAN SUPPORTS INTERNATIONAL RESPONSE TO NORTH 
KOREAN NUCLEAR TEST 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 172816 
     ¶B. TAIPEI 2800 
 
Classified By: AIT Director Stephen M. Young, Reason 1.4 (b/d) 
 
¶1.  (C)  AIT Director conveyed Ref A talking points on UNSCR 
1718 to NSC Secretary-General Chiou I-jen, and Pol Chief 
conveyed them separately to MOFA Director-General for North 
American Affairs Leo Lee, on October 17. The Director 
expressed appreciation for Taiwan's serious attention to 
proliferation issues, both with respect to North Korea and 
also other potential proliferation problem countries, like 
Iran.  He stressed the high level of attention being paid to 
this matter by Washington. 
 
¶2.  (C)  Chiou responded that he had just chaired an 
interagency meeting this morning with relevant agencies 
specifically to follow up on UNSCR 1718 implementation.  At 
that meeting, Chiou told DIR, he made four points on actions 
he has taken this week: 
 
--Directed the economic ministries to further tighten up the 
list of prohibited items for export, to which 300 sensitive 
items had recently been added. 
 
--Directed MOFA to review procedures for all North Korean 
visitors to Taiwan, with the aim of further tightening 
procedures. 
 
--Instructed the Executive Yuan (EY) to draft revisions to 
existing trade and banking laws, specifically with an eye to 
requirements under UNSCR 1718. 
 
--Called for these directives to be reviewed at an Executive 
Yuan meeting on October 25. 
 
¶3.  (C)  Wherever possible, Chiou continued, the government 
will look to implement procedures promptly via EY 
implementation of executive powers; otherwise, the relevant 
draft language will be forwarded to the Legislative Yuan for 
swift legislative action. 
 
¶4.  (C) At MOFA, POL Chief expressed appreciation for 
Taiwan's various statements condemning the North Korean 
nuclear tests (See Ref B) and thanked Taipei for its 
cooperation on a range of non-proliferation issues. 
Director-General Lee reiterated President Chen Shui-bian's 
Oct 9 statement that condemned the North Korean nuclear test 
as a "serious act of provocation" and a threat to the 
stability of the Korean peninsula and the East Asia region. 
He also stressed that Taiwan sees itself within the camp of 
democratic nations seeking to resolve the Korean Peninsula 
issue peacefully.  Lee told AIT that MOFA was holding a 
series of internal meetings on October 17 to map out what 
further steps Taiwan can take on the North Korea issue.  He 
added that the deliberation would feed into the National 
Security Council meeting on UNSCR 1718 implementation later 
that same day.  (Note: This meeting was evidently what Chiou 
described in his discussion with the Director later that same 
day. End Note.) 
YOUNG