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Cablegate: Iran Critical Equipment Needs Demarche Delivered

VZCZCXYZ0008
RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMD #0566 1431749
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 221749Z MAY 08
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4811

UNCLAS MADRID 000566

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/CPI (RUSSELL) AND ISN/RA (RNEPHEW)

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP TRGY PREL PARM IR MNUC AORC IAEA UNSC SP
SUBJECT: IRAN CRITICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS DEMARCHE DELIVERED

REF: STATE 52030

1. (U) DCM delivered reftel demarche to the newly appointed
Secretary of State for Trade, Silvia Iranzo Gutierrez, on
5/19/08. Iranzo chairs the Spanish government's interagency
committee that reviews exports to Iran. She indicated her
willingness to work with us on this and other issues.
EconOff also delivered reftel demarche to the Ministry of
Industry, Tourism and Trade's Subdirector General for EU
trade policy (who in turn promised to share the reftel paper
with other relevant working level officials) on 5/20/08.
EconOff is also sharing the paper with the relevant Ministry
of Foreign Affairs office. The Embassy's Commercial Service
is determining what Spanish companies produce the products of
concern mentioned in reftel with a view to determining what
additional action might be warranted.
Aguirre

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