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Cablegate: Extrancheck: D380495 Pre-License Check: Asharq

VZCZCXYZ0000
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHYN #1837 2681309
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 251309Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY SANAA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 8116
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHDC

UNCLAS SANAA 001837

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARP
USDOC PASS TO OEA MICHELLE HAMES AND JAY HATFIELD

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: BEXP ETRD ETTC YM
SUBJECT: EXTRANCHECK: D380495 PRE-LICENSE CHECK: ASHARQ
MASAOOD INTERNATIONAL CO LTD

REF: USDOC 07250

1. This is in response to USDOC Reftel Action Request for
pre-license check for application D380495, Asharq Masaood
International Co. Ltd. Post has no adverse information on
the suitability of Asharq Masaood International Co, Ltd. as
an end-user of the VAPORTRACER2.

2. ComOff conducted PLC Site visit on September 17, 2007 to
Asharq Masaood International and Canadian Nexen in Sana'a.
The complete address for Asharq Masaood is Villa No. 13 St.
12 of Algiers Street. ComOff met with Ahmed A. Othman of
Asharq Masaood and Robert Loader of Canadian Nexen. The
VAPORTRACER2 will be used by the Asharq Masaood employees
engaged as a guard force at the Canadian Nexen Office complex
at Villa No.131, Hadda Street, Sanaa, Yemen. The guards are
professionally trained and vetted through a Yemen government
system similar to bonding in the US. There is a suitable
chain of custody and command regime in place for sensitive
equipment and the Asharq Masaood management and staff
understand their responsibilities under US law for
maintaining control and accountability over such equipment.
The VAPORTRACER2 will be used by the guards in their
inspection of vehicles entering the Canadian Nexen office
complex and vehicles in the visitors' parking lot of the same
facility. Post has no adverse information on the suitability
of Asharq Masaood International Co, Ltd. as an end-user of
the VAPORTRACER2.
SECHE

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