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JW v DOJ Uranium One Treasury doc 00722

JW v DOJ Uranium One Treasury doc 00722

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DEPARTMENT THE TREASURY
WASHINGTON, .C.
October 30, 2018
VIA ELECTRONIC MAIL
Mr. William Marshall
Judicial Watch
201 Maryland Avenue, N.E.
Washington, 20002
Email: bmarshall@judicialwatch.org
Re: FOIA Case #2018-09-121
Dear Mr. Marshall:
Your request has been processed under the provisions the FOIA, U.S.C. 552. This document
was referred Treasury from the U.S. Department Justice (NSD FOIA/PA 18-073), which
currently being litigated under 18-cv-00722. are releasing this document you full.
There are fees assessed this time since allowable charges fell below $25. you would like discuss this response you may contact Paul Levitan, the FOIA Public Liaison,
for assistance via email FOIAPL@treasury.gov, via phone (202) 622-8098. FOIA Public Liaison supervisory official whom FOIA requesters can raise questions
concerns about the agencys FOIA process. FOIA Public Liaisons can explain agency records,
suggest agency offices that may have responsive records, provide estimated date completion,
and discuss how reformulate and/or reduce the scope requests order minimize fees and
expedite processing time. you are unable resolve your FOIA questions through our FOIA Public Liaison, the Office
Government Information Services (OGIS) also mediates disputes between FOIA requesters and
federal agencies non-exclusive alternative litigation. you wish contact OGIS, you may
contact the agency directly the following address, emails, fax telephone numbers:
Office Government Information Services
National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road OGIS
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email terri.robertson@treasury.gov. Please reference the FOIA case number the top this
letter when contacting this office about this request.
Sincerely,
Terri
Robertson
Digitally signed Terri
Robertson
Date: 201 8.10.30 09:51:1
~0400
Terri Robertson
FOIA Analyst, FOIA and Transparency, PTR
Enclosure
Document pages)
(U)(Refer Treasury) Leiter from fou! House ranking rne~bers regardi~ CFIUS Case 10-40
 the Department Commerce lists eight
Russian entities subject license requirements for proliferation-related end-use enduser controls, five which are under presumption denial.> addition the Bush.ehr nuclear plant, Russia has also indicated its inte1est building
futiher nuclear reactors Iran. Tlu.s cooperation l1as caused gceat distress 1hat conld
advancelransnuclear ambitions, through the extraction ofweapons~grade
plutonium from the reactor 1he use Bushelu (and any future additionalreactors)
cover for the prohibited transfer other sensitive technology. has also undermined
longstanding efforts compel Iran abandon its pursuit nuclear weapons.
Although Uranhnn One USA officials are reportedly skeptical that 1he transaction would
result the transfer any mined uranium ha11, remain concerned (hat Iran could
receive uranium supplies througl1 direct secondary proliferation.
However, the polential threat US. security interests posed the proposed transaction
involviog ARMZ (Rosatotn) not limited Iran.
lfi May this year, Russian President Dinin Medvedcv and Syrian leader Bashar alAssad armou11ced they.were discussing future Russia~Syr1a nuclear coopetation.
Months iater, report issued September> the International Atomic Energy Agency
(IAEA) stated that Syria continues block its inspection the nuclear facility destroyed Israeli airstrike 2007 that had been built North Korea for use Sy1ia1s
nuclear weapons J)logram. Russias eagerness begin nuclear cooperation with Syria
these circumstances can only seep Damascls strong backing for its nuclear
ambitions, which similar the supp01t Russia has given Iransnuclearprogram.
The facilities, materials, technology, iind expertise that could provided SyriaJ even
for peaccful11 program, would likely tsed for renewed weapons program,
regardless ofany assunmces 1he Russians might provide. Russias slippolt for Syda
nucJear ambitions-raises particular proliferation concerns given Syrias status counb proliferation concern and state sponsor teJTorism.
These just few the national security conccms that have prompted strong
opposition the proposed U.S.-Russia nuclear coopei ation agreeinent 123 Agreement)
now under consideration Congress. The agreement cannot defended its merits.
Both, the Bush and Obama administrations, lia.ve been unable t-0 certify that Russian
officials, individuals, and organizations are not stHI assisting Irans nuclear program,
has occurred 011 many occasions over the past two decades. that agreement has yet
approved and may need take1l again the next Congress) where likely
subjected much greater scrutiny and potential corrective actio.u.
(U)(Refer Treasury) Letter from four Hous ranking members regarding CFIUS Case 10-40 believe the take-over essential U.S. nuclear resources government-owl)ed
Russian agency, ,votlld occur under the proposed transaction, would not advance the
national security and interests the United States. urge the Committee
recommend the President block this transaction. the alternative, vie ask the Committee conside1 postponing any action the transaction involving Uranium One, Inc. and
ARMZ until the Congressional review the U.S. -Russia nuclear cooperation agreement
has been completed. appreciate the oppOLtunity share our views and concerns with you.
Ranking Member
Com~uittee Foreign Affairs
Ranking Member
Committee Financial Services
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Ranking Member
Committee HomeJai1d Security
Ranking M~mber
Committee Armed Services