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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
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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.
BLAKE

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