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Cablegate: Blue Lantern License 05-050073373

VZCZCXYZ0001
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHEG #0760 1051533
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 141533Z APR 08
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8917

UNCLAS CAIRO 000760

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

FOR PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC EG
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LICENSE 05-050073373

REF: 07 STATE 156992

Regarding reftel request for information on end-user M.M.
Fathallah, post has learned that the end user's company,
Fathallah Weapons and Ammunition located at 24 Saad Zaghloul
Street in Alexandria, Egypt, has been in business since 1948.
The company works as an agent, distributor, wholesaler and
end-user for several types of weapons. The company's main
customers are recreational club shooters and business people
who use weapons for self-defense, such as jewelers and
security companies. His company also has a branch in Cairo
and sells to customers throughout Egypt. Mr. Fathallah is
familiar with U.S. export control regulations and expressed
an interest to learn about any new laws. The Embassy officer
who visited Mr. Fathallah at his place of business believes
he runs a legitimate business.
RICCIARDONE

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