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Cablegate: Nepal: Demarche Delivered On Implementing Travel

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O 010837Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 8418
INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 6463
RUEHLM/AMEMBASSY COLOMBO PRIORITY 6778
RUEHKA/AMEMBASSY DHAKA PRIORITY 2067
RUEHIL/AMEMBASSY ISLAMABAD PRIORITY 4814
RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 6029
RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 2393
RUEHCI/AMCONSUL KOLKATA PRIORITY 4156
RHMFIUU/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY
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RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY
RUCNDT/USMISSION USUN NEW YORK PRIORITY 3191

UNCLAS KATHMANDU 000487

SIPDIS

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/RA (RISA MONGIELLO AND RICHARD NEPHEW) AND
SCA/INS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: MNUC KNNP UNSC IR NP
SUBJECT: NEPAL: DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON IMPLEMENTING TRAVEL
BAN AND VIGILANCE REQUIREMENTS

REF: STATE 34974

(SBU) On April 24, Emboff delivered reftel talking points to
Rudra Nepal, Under Secretary for UN and International
Organizations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, encouraging
the Government of Nepal (GON) to prohibit the travel of
designated Iranian proliferators as authorized by UNSCR 1737,
1747, and 1803. Rudra Nepal assured Emboff that the GON
supported the measure but was unable to specify any domestic
procedures in place to ensure that designated individuals or
those subject to "vigilance and restraint" are appropriately
vetted and denied entry into Nepal. The Under Secretary said
he would convey U.S. interest in this matter to the Ministry
of Home Affairs.
POWELL

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