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Title: LITHUANIAN PREPARATIONS FOR MID-NOVEMBER IAEA

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07VILNIUS8052007-11-08 13:32:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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SUBJECT: LITHUANIAN PREPARATIONS FOR MID-NOVEMBER IAEA 
REPORT ON IRANIAN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE WORK PLAN 
 
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Classified By: DCM Damian Leader for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) We provided Department views per reftel to Rimgaile 
Karciauskaite and Dovydas Spokauskas of the MFA's Arms 
Control, Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Division November 
¶5.  Spokauskas informed us that he would likely represent the 
GOL at the IAEA Board of Governors Meeting on November 22-23. 
 This will be Lithuania's first meeting since joining the 
Board of Governors.  Spokauskas thanked the USG for sharing 
ideas about requirements and criteria for how best to judge 
any positive progress reported by the IAEA in mid-November on 
centrifuge issues. 
 
¶2. (C) Spokauskas told us that the GOL would be convening a 
meeting later in the week of all relevant government agencies 
to discuss what its criteria are.  Spokauskas asked whether 
the USG sought the GOL's cooperation in making its 
expectations known to the IAEA Secretariat bilaterally and 
privately, or through a public statement.  We responded that 
we were very interested in the GOL sharing its expectations 
bilaterally with the IAEA Secretariat.  Spokauskas also asked 
if the USG had any plans to convene a meeting to discuss and 
coordinate common expectations of IAEA Board of Governors and 
other important parties before the November 22 meeting. 
Spokauskas was favorably disposed to the idea of sharing the 
GOL's expectations with the IAEA Secretariat, but needed to 
consult with his superiors before making any commitments. 
 
¶3. (C) Spokauskas and Karciauskaite both told us that 
Lithuania is planning to be firm on Iran.  They also offered 
some insights into the EU's thinking on Iran.  They said that 
the EU was unified in its intention to be firm on the 
standards for judging progress, and fully prepared to support 
a further UNSCR with sanctions if Iran is not judged to have 
fully cooperated.  They went on to say that the EU was also 
prepared to enact its own sanctions if Russia or China were 
to block a UNSCR.  Spokauskas and Karciauskaite were 
skeptical about Russia's intentions, citing President Putin's 
public remarks about Iran and Russian business interests. 
Spokauskas said the EU is planning its own meeting to 
coordinate views between the European members of the IAEA 
Board of Governors before the November 22 meeting, but he did 
not know the date yet.  He promised to contact us if anything 
significant developed at the GOL's planning meeting later in 
the week. 
CLOUD