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Cablegate: Implementing Unscr 1747: Germany Notified About

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O 301039Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8416
INFO RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK IMMEDIATE 0475

UNCLAS BERLIN 001086

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STATE FOR ISN/CATR AND EUR/AGS
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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL PARM ETTC UNSC IR GM
SUBJECT: IMPLEMENTING UNSCR 1747: GERMANY NOTIFIED ABOUT
ADVOCATING A BROAD DEFINITION OF "ARMS AND RELATED MATERIEL"

REF: STATE 67462

1. (SBU) Global Affairs officer discussed May 24 reftel with
Christof Pollmeier, deputy office director of the German
MFA's Arms Export Control Division. Pollmeier said the
German Government fully complies with UNSCR 1747 and the EU
Regulations enacted to ensure that all EU member states
implement the resolution. Pollmeier said the German
Government prohibits the sale of all arms and military
equipment to Iran, even though the German Government has not
necessarily adopted the Wassenaar Arrangement Munitions List
as its guideline to define "arms and related materiel." The
German Government requires that all German exporters apply
for licenses to export any arms or military-related goods to
Iran, and then the government denies the licenses in these
cases, according to Pollmeier. He noted that, thanks to the
government's outreach efforts, German firms know not to
export arms to Iran without applying for a license first,
although the possibility exists for some firms to try to
circumvent the export controls. Nevertheless, the German
Government remains vigilant to prevent the export of any kind
of arms and related materiel to Iran, Pollmeier said.

2. (SBU) Concerning Germany's report to the UN on
implementing UNSCR 1747, due May 24, Pollmeier said the
German Government was still working on it but was close to
finalizing it.

3. (U) Post will report any other substantive German response
septel.
TIMKEN JR

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