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Cablegate: Panama: Unsc Travel Restrictions On Iranians

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DE RUEHZP #0780 1341912
ZNY CCCCC ZZH
R 141912Z MAY 07
FM AMEMBASSY PANAMA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0364
INFO RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 0270

C O N F I D E N T I A L PANAMA 000780

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/RA (RICHARD NEPHEW AND RISA MONGIELLO),
ISA/CPI (MARK FELIPE), AND WHA/CEN (ELIA TELLO)

E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/14/2017
TAGS: PARM KNNP PRAM PREL IR RS PM
SUBJECT: PANAMA: UNSC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON IRANIANS
DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: A. (A) STATE 61222

B. (B) STATE 61378

Classified By: POLCOUNS BRIAN NARANJO. REASONS: 1.4 (B) AND (D)

Panama would continue to exercise vigilance and restraint
with respect to travel of UNSC-designated Iranians to our
through Panama, MFA DG for International Political Affairs
Javier Bonagas told POLCOUNS on May 14 following presentation
of reftel A demarche. Bonagas underscored that Panama, a
non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC), was
cognizant of UN Member States' responsibilities to uphold
UNSC Resolutions 1737 and 1747. Bonagas demurred on whether
Panama would encourage Russia to use restraint regarding the
travel of UNSC-designated Iranians or to encourage other
governments to deny overflight or to require inspections if
there were reasons to suspect that such individuals were on
board. While post believes Panama would take appropriate
action to fulfill its obligations under these UNSCRs should a
designated Iranian attempt to travel to or through Panama,
post does not believe that Panama is prepared to press other
countries, including Russia, to do the same. Reftel A
demarche was delivered in conjunction with reftel B demarche
concerning the growing Iran-Venezuela relationship (septel).
EATON

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