09TBILISI793, GEORGIA INFORMED ON PENDING TRANSFER OF SEIZED HEU

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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
09TBILISI793 2009-04-24 12:26 2011-08-30 01:44 SECRET Embassy Tbilisi

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSI #0793 1141226
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 241226Z APR 09
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1435
INFO RUEHMO/AMEMBASSY MOSCOW PRIORITY 8235
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

S E C R E T TBILISI 000793 
 
SIPDIS 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/24/2019 
TAGS: PARM PREL KNNP MNUC RS GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA INFORMED ON PENDING TRANSFER OF SEIZED HEU 
SAMPLE TO RUSSIA 
 
REF: A. MOSCOW 1052 
     B. 4/22/09 YOUNG-GEHRENBECK EMAIL 
     C. STATE 38943 
 
Classified By: AMBASSADOR JOHN F. TEFFT FOR REASONS 1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
1. (S) Per ref B, on April 24, poloff informed Shalva 
Burduli, Head of Division for New Threats and Arms Control of 
the Georgian MFA, of the pending transfer to Russia of a 
ten-gram sample of the HEU seized in a 2006 nuclear smuggling 
sting operation in Georgia.  Poloff explained that he 
transfer was contingent on logistical and other arrangements, 
but that the transfer was expected to occur soon.  Burduli 
had no immediate reaction but promised to inform senior MFA 
officials. 
TEFFT

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