US embassy cable - 06OSLO56

NORWAY STILL NOT FIRM ON REPORTING IRAN TO UNSC

Identifier: 06OSLO56
Wikileaks: View 06OSLO56 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Oslo
Created: 2006-01-13 16:29:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PARM KNNP PREL AORC IR NO
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C O N F I D E N T I A L OSLO 000056 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
UNVIE FOR AMB SCHULTE 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/13/2016 
TAGS: PARM, KNNP, PREL, AORC, IR, NO 
SUBJECT: NORWAY STILL NOT FIRM ON REPORTING IRAN TO UNSC 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 5477 
 
     B. OSL 46 
 
Classified By: P/E Counselor Mike Hammer, rason 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
1.  (C) The Ambassador raied ref A with Norwegian Foreign 
Minister Jonas Stoere on January 13.  FM Stoere noted that 
the MFA had called in the Iranian Ambassador the previous day 
(before the EU-3 announcement) and made clear its deep 
concerns.  Stoere understands the growing need for the IAEA 
to refer the matter to the UNSC but worries that the UNSC 
will not take action and that we will have another situation 
like North Korea. 
 
2.  (C) Stoere also said that the current dynamic could be 
dangerous as it could lead to a military option against Iran 
if not managed wisely.  FM is keen to see diplomatic efforts 
continued.  Stoere noted that he will meet DG El Baradei on 
January 17 in Vienna.  The Ambassador noted the extensive 
efforts that have been undertaken to date and the EU-3's 
conclusion that it is time to refer the matter to the UNSC. 
The Ambassador also stressed the need for the international 
community to continue to apply pressure on Iran given that it 
is not responding. 
 
3.  (C) Comment.  FM Stoere's response was disappointing. 
Working level conversations on the morning of January 13, and 
over the past days (ref b), had led us to believe that Stoere 
would be much more forward leaning than he was.  We believe 
that ultimately Norway will fall into line behind the EU-3, 
but the Norwegians are not there yet, and we need to continue 
to work on them. 
 
 
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