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

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DE RUEHC #3028 1631912
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 111903Z JUN 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHGT/AMEMBASSY GUATEMALA 0000
RUEHTV/AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV 0000
INFO RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC 0000
RHMCSUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC 0000
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC 0000

UNCLAS STATE 063028

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
GUATEMALA FOR LANCE HEGERLE
TEL AVIV FOR MICHAEL KEAYS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC GT IS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 050107086


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

2. (U) The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 050107086 for the export of
firearms to Guatemala. 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. (SBU) Reason for Request: To establish the bona fides of
this transaction and the parties involved. It is unclear
under what authority the firearms will be imported into
Guatemala, and Israeli company International Security and
Defense Systems is suspected of unauthorized brokering.

4. (SBU) Action Request: Posts are requested to establish the

bona fides of these transactions by making appropriate
inquires to authorities of the International Commission
Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and International
Security & Defense Systems. Embassy Tel Aviv is requested to
make appropriate inquiries to determine whether International
Security & Defense Systems is brokering United States
Munitions List (USML) items without being registered with the
Department. Embassy Guatemala is requested to make
appropriate inquiries to establish the bona fides of the
transaction. Embassy Guatemala is also requested to provide
clarification on the authority under which these firearms are
to be imported into Guatemala. The following questions have
been included for guidance:

For International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala:

--Did the International Commission Against Impunity in
Guatemala order the items listed below?

--How did International Security & Defense Systems become
party to this transaction?

--Proof of import authorization from the country of ultimate
destination is among the required supporting documents for
applications for exports of firearms from the U.S. This
application did not include any such import certificate.
Under what authority will the firearms be imported into
Guatemala?

For the Guatemalan Departmento de Control de Armas y
Municiones (DECAM):

--Is DECAM aware of this proposed transaction? Is CICIG
authorized to import these firearms into Guatemala?

For International Security & Defense Systems:

--Please describe International Security & Defense Systems'
role in the proposed transaction. How did International
Security and Defense Systems become party to this
transaction? What are the terms by which International
Security and Defense Systems is doing business with CICIG?

--Does the company have proper supporting documentation,
including a contract from CICIG, for this proposed
transaction?

--If serving as a broker in this proposed transaction, is
International Security & Defense Systems aware that U.S. law
requires brokers of USML items to register with the State
Department and to obtain prior authorization for many
brokered transactions?

--Will the firearms be shipped directly from the U.S. to
Guatemala, or will they be shipped via Israel?

--If the company will be handling or storing the items listed
on the application, does it have secure facilities and proper
accounting and security procedures for handling these
sensitive USML items?

--When was the company established and who are its principals?

--What types of organizations are among its typical customers
and where are the customers located?

In its reply, posts 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. (U) Details of license applications:

DTC Case: 050107086

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

30 Glock 19 Semi-Automatic Pistols

6 H&K G36C Automatic Rifles

License Value: USD $22,434

SELLER:

ALS Technologies, Inc.
1103 Central Blvd
Bull Shoals, AR 72619

FOREIGN INTERMEDIATE CONSIGNEE:

International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS)
PO Box 173
Nir-Zvi, Israel
72905
Tel: 972-8-9227699

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as End-User

FOREIGN END-USER:

International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala
5th Av. 5-55 Zona 14
Torre IV nivel 10 Edificio Europlaza
Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala
Tel: 502-2368-0455

PURPOSE:

For the exclusive use of the UN personnel in Guatemala for
routine policing duties.

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

DSP-83 signed by Joseph Leal (CICIG) dated 04/10/2008 and
Viki Sperry dated 04/25/2008

End-Use Certificate from CICIG signed by Joseph A. Leal dated
03/10/2008

Purchase Order number 01/08 from the International Commission
Against Impunity in Guatemala signed by Joseph Leal Millet
dated 3/10/2008

Purchase Order no. 1001897 from International Security &
Defense Systems signed by Leo Gleser

7. (U) 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. (U) Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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