DE RUEHAD #1928 1301134
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
P 101134Z MAY 06
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5004
INFO RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 6124
RHEFHLC/DEPT OF HOMELAND SECURITY WASHINGTON DC
RHEBAAA/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHDC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RUEKJCS/OSD WASHINGTON DC C O N F I D E N T I A L ABU DHABI 001928
STATE FOR T U/S RJOSEPH, ISN A/S SRADEMAKER, CRUSSEL,
ENERGY FOR CLERSTEN
NSC FOR DSTEPHENS
DOD FOR NP DIRECTOR DCOOPER;
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/10/2016
SUBJECT: UAE WILL CONSIDER CWC CHALLENGE INSPECTION HOST
Classified By: Classified by Ambassador Michele J. Sison for reasons 1.
4 b and d.
1. (C) On April 30, Director for Nonproliferation Policy in
the office of the Secretary of Defense, Dr. David Cooper
(OSD/ISP/CbtWMD&NP/NPP), met with MFA Director of
International Organizations, Yacoub al-Hosani, to discuss the
outstanding bilateral Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC)
challenge inspection host country agreement draft that has
been with the UAEG without comment since early 2005.
Al-Hosani stated that he had previously raised the inspection
agreement at the National Committee level, and that there had
been discussion regarding the need for such an agreement --
specifically questioning why there was a requirement placed
on both parties to notify the other in case of a challenge
inspection. Dr. Cooper explained the scope and purpose of
the agreement, noting that the notification requirement was
to ensure timely compliance to an inspection challenge.
Al-Hosani asked if the agreement in any way violated or
undermined the CWC. Dr. Cooper explained that, to the
contrary, the agreement reinforced the intent of the CWC by
seeking to ensure timely compliance with its provisions.
2. (C) Al-Hosani promised to raise the CWC inspection
agreement with the National Committee once again, and explain
to the committee the need to have an agreement in place
before a request for a challenge inspection is lodged.
Al-Hosani stated that he will contact the Embassy and report
the committee's reactions and any questions once they have
3. (U) This cable has been cleared by the Director for
Nonproliferation Policy in the office of the Secretary of
Defense, Dr. David Cooper.
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