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Cablegate: Costa Rica: Designation of Iran's Defense

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DE RUEHSJ #0657 0942129
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 042129Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY SAN JOSE
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7710
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE PRIORITY
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS SAN JOSE 000657

SIPDIS

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DEPT FOR WHA/CEN JASON MACK, ISN, T, EUR, EAP, NEA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL KNNP PARM KN IR CS
SUBJECT: COSTA RICA: DESIGNATION OF IRAN'S DEFENSE
INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION UNDER E.O. 13382

REF: A. STATE 40909

B. 06 SAN JOSE 751

On March 30, Poloff sent information regarding the U.S.
decision under the provisions of E.O. 13382 to designate
Iran's Defense Industries Organization (ref A) to Alejandro
Solano Ortiz, deputy foreign policy director at the Costa
Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Solano responded that
same day, indicating that the MFA would study the issue. Per
ref B, Costa Rica does not have diplomatic relations with
Iran, no official Iranians reside in Costa Rica, and Costa
Rica does not have or intend to have official representation
in Iran.
WEITZENKORN

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