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Cablegate: Results of Blue Lantern Level 3 Pre-License Check

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DE RUEHTV #1328 1721102
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P 201102Z JUN 08
FM AMEMBASSY TEL AVIV
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 7233
INFO RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
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UNCLAS TEL AVIV 001328

SIPDIS

PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDNINATOR (BALLARD)
STATE NEA/IPA (PECCIA)

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

REF: STATE 63028

1. (SBU) Per reftel instructions, emboffs visited
International Security & Defense Systems (ISDS) at its
offices in Moshav Nir Tzvi in the Tel Aviv area and met with
office manager Maurice Cusnir. Cusnir provided emboffs the
following information in response to their questions:

2. (SBU) Bona Fides: ISDS is a security consulting company
that was established in 1982. It is solely owned by the
company's President, Leo Gleser, and has 10-15 direct
employees. ISDS functions as a general contractor and
provides its clients with security training, systems
integration, risk assessment, and equipment, through a range
of sub-contractors in the security field. ISDS does not
produce anything but promotes products of other companies.
ISDS owns offices in the U.S., Peru, Argentina, Greece,
India, and China; it has sub-contracted offices in Brazil,
Ecuador, and Spain; and it has provided services in Angola,
Nigeria, and South Africa.

3. (SBU) Role of ISDS: Cusnir explained that ISDS initially
intended to broker the proposed transaction between ALS
Technologies, Inc (ALS) and the International Commission
Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) but no longer has any
role in the transaction because ISDS did not obtain a U.S.
brokering license in time. Cusnir said that CICIG's security
chief, Joseph Leal Millet, approached ISDS for firearms
because he was familiar with the company from time Millet
spent working as a UN official in Israel. ISDS then
approached ASL because the requested weapons were not
available on the Israeli market. ISDS encouraged ALS and
CICIG to contract directly to complete the deal because ISDS
does not have a U.S. brokering license. Cusnir explained
that although ISDS would receive no payment for the
transaction as a result, the company hopes the deal will
build good will with CICIG as a potential future customer.
Cusnir expects that ASL will transfer the firearms in
question directly to CICIG via air.

4. (SBU) Company's On-Site Security and Understanding of
USML Restrictions: Cusnir said he was aware of U.S.
licensing requirements and restrictions on USML items,
including the requirement for brokers to register with the
State Department, and ISDS is applying for a U.S. brokering
license. ISDS does not handle or store any sensitive
equipment because it does not take possession of any
equipment that it obtains for its clients as an intermediary.

5. (SBU) Documentation: Cusnir showed emboffs the following
documents: a purchase order numbered 0108 and signed by
Joseph Leal Millet on 10 March 2008, an end-use statement
signed by Joseph Leal Millet on 11 April 2008, and an
end-user certificate signed by Joseph A. Leal on 10 March
2008. Cusnir also showed emboffs a sample of list of other
ISDS clients. All documents collected by emboffs have been
sent by FAX to PM/DDTC at 202-261-8198.

6. (SBU) Based on the above information, emboffs believe that
ISDS is a legitimate company that functions as an
intermediary to provide clients with a range of security
services and equipment.

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