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Cablegate: Psi: Shipment of U.S.-Origin Test Equipment to Syria Via

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Diana T Fritz 02/20/2007 04:55:21 PM From DB/Inbox: Diana T Fritz

Cable
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UNCLAS ABU DHABI 00268

SIPDIS
CXABU:
ACTION: AMB
INFO: P/M FCS ECON POL ICE DCM

DISSEMINATION: AMB
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MSISON
DRAFTED: DCM:MQUINN
CLEARED: ICE:BADADA

VZCZCADI532
RR RUEHC RUEHDM RUEHOT RUEHDE
DE RUEHAD #0268 0461323
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 151323Z FEB 07
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8306
INFO RUEHDM/AMEMBASSY DAMASCUS 0852
RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 0218
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 6852

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 000268

SIPDIS

FOR T, ISN - MFELIPE, AND PDAS PMCNERNEY, NEA/ARP

SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP PARM PREL MNUC ETTC CA SY AE
SUBJECT: PSI: SHIPMENT OF U.S.-ORIGIN TEST EQUIPMENT TO SYRIA VIA
THE UAE - DETAINED AND IN PROCESS OF BEING RETURNED TO THE U.S.

REF: A. ABU DHABI 168
B. STATE 13872

(SBU) MSC Joanna 704A arrived at 2225 hours on Feb 13. Both
containers have been offloaded by Dubai Ports Authority and are being
held by Dubai Customs. ICE reports that the original seals check out
-- which means there are no signs of the containers being tampered
with. Currently both containers are with Dubai Customs for
inspection, "cracking" (opening) and then re-sealing. Dubai Customs
will provide a detailed report -- and arrangements will be completed
for re-delivery of the containers to Norfolk, VA - probably next
week.

SISON

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