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Cablegate: Italian Government Response to Preventing Iranian

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHRO #2473 3481313
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 141313Z DEC 07
FM AMEMBASSY ROME
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9556
INFO RUEHUNV/USMISSION UNVIE VIENNA PRIORITY 0119

UNCLAS ROME 002473

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR ISN/RA RICHARD NEPHEW

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC PARM IR IT
SUBJECT: ITALIAN GOVERNMENT RESPONSE TO PREVENTING IRANIAN
PROLIFERATION THROUGH USE OF A FALSE END USE WATCHLIST

REF: STATE 164758

1. (U) Sensitive but unclassified. Not for Internet
distribution.

2. (SBU) Econoff delivered reftel demarche and nonpaper on
the possible use of false end users in Iranian proliferation
efforts to Roberto Liotto, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Office Director responsible for Nuclear Suppliers' Group
(NSG) issues, on December 12. In a December 14 conversation,
Liotto noted that a similar list was circulated by U.S.
experts at a recent NSG consultative group meeting. Liotto
has passed reftel list of items which can be used in the
petrochemical and nuclear sectors to Italian licensing
officials, and has asked them to use the list in making their
export licensing decisions.
BORG

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