08ASTANA1263, EXBS KAZAKHSTAN ADVISOR’S MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE (JUNE

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08ASTANA1263 2008-07-15 02:23 2011-08-30 01:44 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy Astana

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R 150223Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY ASTANA
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RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
RULSJGA/COMDT COGARD WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC 0111
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RUEHAH/AMEMBASSY ASHGABAT 7336
RUEHAST/USOFFICE ALMATY 0565

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ASTANA 001263 
 
SIPDIS 
 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC YWONG, ACHURCH, JHARTSHORN, SROBINSON 
DEPT FOR ISN/ECC-AMT LSPRINGER 
DEPT FOR EUR/ACE DFISCHER 
DEPT FOR SCA/RA JSPILSBURY 
DEPT FOR SCA/CEN MO'MARA 
CBP/INA FOR SBAKER AND BPICKETT 
USDOE/NNSA CWALKER, TPERRY AND EDESCHLER 
DOC FOR DCREED 
USCG FOR SHABETIMICHAEL 
AMEMBASSY BERLIN FOR CUSTOMS ATTACHE 
AMEMBASSY TASHKENT, BISHKEK, BAKU, DUSHANBE AND ASHGABAT FOR EXBS 
ADVISORS 
 
E.O. 12958: N/A 
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PARM PREL KSTC KNNP KZ
SUBJECT: EXBS KAZAKHSTAN ADVISOR'S MONTHLY REPORTING CABLE (JUNE 
2008) 
 
I. BROAD ITEMS OF INTEREST TO ADVISORS AND AGENCY MANAGERS: 
 
1. On June 23, 2008, the Department of Energy's National Nuclear 
Security Administration (NNSA), in cooperation with the Kazakhstan 
Customs Control Committee, commissioned the first eight sites 
outfitted with radiation detection equipment completed under a joint 
project.  The radiation detection systems will help detect the 
illicit smuggling of nuclear and radiological materials passing 
through Kazakhstan's borders and were installed at seven crossing 
points and at one training facility.  Since 2006, NNSA's Second Line 
of Defense (SLD) program has worked with the Kazakhstan Customs 
Control Committee to identify sites and install radiation detection 
equipment to improve Kazakhstan's overall radiation detection 
capabilities.  The completion of the first group of eight sites 
represents the accomplishment of the first major milestone to be 
achieved under the joint project. 
 
2.  Kazakhstani President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed into law a 
bill on the ratification of the International Convention for the 
Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism.  Kazakhstan took over two 
years to ratify the convention, which was signed in New York on 
September 14, 2005. 
 
3.  On June 29, 2008, in Astana, Kazakhstan, at the 17th  session of 
the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and 
Co-Operation in Europe (OSCE), Kazakhstan President Nursultan 
Nazarbayev stated in an address that he believes that the Nuclear 
Non-Proliferation Treaty is asymmetrical, imposes sanctions only on 
non-nuclear states, and does not induce members of the nuclear club 
to reduce their nuclear arsenals. 
 
4.  On June 6, 2008, under the auspices of the Global Initiative to 
Combat Nuclear Terrorism, Kazakhstan conducted an 
operational-tactical exercise "Atom Anti-Terror - 2008" in Almaty, 
Kazakhstan. This exercise was targeted to improve interaction 
between the state bodies of Kazakhstan in order to prevent and 
localize any possible terrorist threat against the Nuclear Physics 
Institute. 
 
II. COMPLETED ACTIONS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
A. SITE ASSESSMENTS AND MEETINGS CONDUCTED 
 
1.  From June 10-12, 2008 the EXBS Kazakhstan team attended the 2008 
EXBS Advisor Conference in Washington, DC. 
 
2. On June 30, 2008, the EXBS Program Coordinator contacted Mr. 
Savelyev, Head of International Security Office of the Ministry of 
Foreign Affairs, requesting the Kazakhstani government's 
participation in the Export Control Forum to be conducted in Zagreb, 
Croatia, from September 29 to October 1, 2008. During this meeting, 
Mr. Savelyev indicated that the Government of Kazakhstan would send 
a delegation to this forum upon receiving an invitation letter from 
the U.S. Department of State. 
 
B. TRAINING DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1. None. 
 
C. EQUIPMENT DELIVERED DURING THE REPORTING PERIOD 
 
1.  EXBS delivered hydraulic filters, fuel/water separators, and 
$5,000 worth of fuel to the Maritime Border Guards in Bautino, 
Kazakhstan in preparation for the SAFE Boat Operations Course to be 
conducted in Bautino, Kazakhstan, from July 8 to July 25, 2008. 
 
 
ASTANA 00001263  002 OF 002 
 
 
D. IMMINENT TRAINING OR EQUIPMENT STATUS UPDATE 
 
1.  None. 
 
E. SIGNIFICANT DEVELOPMENTS IN EXPORT CONTROLS, NONPROLIFERATION, OR 
RELATED BORDER SECURITY 
 
1.  None 
 
F. CASPIAN SECURITY INFORMATION 
 
1. The EXBS teams in Baku and Astana continue to coordinate 
activities related to preparation for the SAFE Boat Operations 
Course to be conducted in Bautino, Kazakhstan from July 8 to July 
25, 2008. 
 
III. RED FLAG ISSUES. 
 
1. None &#x
000A; 
ORDWAY

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