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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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BEIRUT FOR ANDREW LEINBERGER

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC LE
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050093453 AND 050093142

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on licenses 050093453 and 050093142 for
the export of firearms and magazines to Lebanon. Post is
requested to complete this Blue Lantern check within 30 days.
Lack of response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending
and future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: To establish the bona fides of these
transactions.

4. Action Request: Post is requested to establish the bona
fides of these transactions by making appropriate inquires to
authorities at the Lebanese National Ministry of Defence and
the General Directorate of the General Security.

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved.

5. Details of license applications:

A.

DTC Case: 050093453

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

5 Bushmaster C15P21S Compact Carbines

License Value: USD $10,000

SELLER:

Bushmaster Firearms International LLC
999 Roosevelt Trail
Windham, ME 04062

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

Mercantile Trading Co.
POC: Mohamad Jamil
PO Box 14-5448
Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: 961-1-739859

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

National Ministry of Defence
POC: Brigadier General Georges Massad
Yarze Street
Yarze, Beirut
Tel: 961-5-956-157

PURPOSE:

For use by the Commanding General personnel

B.

DTC Case: 050093142

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

200 Beretta Semi-Automatic Pistols Model 92FS

200 Magazines for the Beretta Semi-Automatic Pistols Model
92FS

License Value: USD $70,416

SELLER:

Beretta USA Corporation
17601 Beretta Drive
Accokeek, MD 20607

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

STE Josons SARL
Highway Facing "La Cite" Bldg
PO Box 767
Jounieh, Lebanon
Tel: 961 9 644444

FOREIGN END-USER:

General Directorate of the General Security
Adlieh-Al Mathaf Judicial Palace Street
Beirut, Lebanon

PURPOSE:

For exclusive use by the Directorate of General Security in
Lebanon

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

A.

DSP-83 signed by Michel Sleiman (LAF Commanding General)
dated 01/15/2008 and Shannon H. Shuman dated 02/11/2008

End-Use Statement signed by Michel Sleiman dated 01/15/2008

Purchase Order from Mercantile Trading Co. signed by Mohamad
Jamil dated 01/23/2008

B.

DSP-83 signed by General Wafic Jizzini on 01/10/2008; Marwan
Abi Semaan; and Rochelle Baca on 02/29/2008.

End-User Certificate from the Directorate General of General
Security signed by General Wafic Jizzini dated 01/10/2008

Purchase Order from Josons signed by Marwan Abi Semaan dated
02/20/2008

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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