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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: No Relations with Iran's Defense

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O 050544Z APR 07
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 5810
INFO RUEHRL/AMEMBASSY BERLIN PRIORITY 0326
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 3659
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 0830
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC PRIORITY
RUEHBS/USEU BRUSSELS PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 0568
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY
RUEHGV/USMISSION GENEVA PRIORITY 1954
RHEHAAA/NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RHHMUNA/HQ USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY

UNCLAS COLOMBO 000528

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS, T, NEA/ARPI, ISN/WMDT, EUR/ERA,
EUR/PGI

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL KNNP PARM KN IR CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: NO RELATIONS WITH IRAN'S DEFENSE
INDUSTRIES ORGANIZATION

REF: SECSTATE 40909

(SBU) Poloff delivered reftel demarche to MFA United Nations
and Multilateral Affairs Division Deputy Director Satya
Rodrigo on April 3. Rodrigo stated that Sri Lanka has no
relations with Iran's Defense Industries Organization (DIO)
under that or any other name listed in the nonpaper. Rodrigo
forwarded the nonpaper to GSL's Financial Intelligence Unit
at the Central Bank so that it could flag any potential
transactions with DIO. Embassy will report any further
developments.
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