|Wikileaks:||View 03OTTAWA1333 at Wikileaks.org|
|Tags:||PARM MNUC IR CA NPT Iran|
|Redacted:||This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.|
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C O N F I D E N T I A L OTTAWA 001333 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/09/2013 TAGS: PARM, MNUC, IR, CA, NPT, Iran SUBJECT: NPT: IRAN'S BOGUS CLAIMS OF CANADIAN NUCLEAR COOPERATION Classified By: Political Minister Counselor Brian Flora, Reasons 1.5 (b) and (d). (C) Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) informed us that in its May 5 briefing at the NPT PrepCom, Iran indicated that it is considering use of Canadian Cando reactors in the Iranian nuclear program. DFAIT reminded us that there is no public or private Canadian nuclear cooperation with Iran, and that the GoC will continue to ensure no future cooperation. Iran's motivation in citing Cando, DFAIT continued, was to try to butress their claims that the Iranian nuclear program is purely civilian. DFAIT noted that "Nucleonics Week" has already picked up this story from Iran's presentation. The GoC is trying to beat the story back with Nucleonics Week, but it will likely get some press play. CELLUCCI
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