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Cablegate: Addition of Iranian-Affiiliated Mayrow Trading

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UNCLAS STATE 109141

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C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (ADDED CAPTION)

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E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KNNP MNUC IR GM PREL PARM EFIN
SUBJECT: ADDITION OF IRANIAN-AFFIILIATED MAYROW TRADING
CO. AND ITS ASSOCIATED ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS TO GENERAL
ORDER 3

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph 5.

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SUMMARY
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2. (SBU) On September 17, 2008, the U.S. took a number of
actions to help protect Coalition Forces operating in Iraq
and Afghanistan by implementing regulatory steps to disrupt
the flow of U.S.-origin commodities that have been, and may
continue to be, employed in Improved Explosive Devices (IEDs)
or other explosive devices used against Coalition Forces.
The Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security
(BIS) announced that a significant number of new entities
arising out of the Mayrow investigation have been added to
the Entities List. Concurrently, the Treasury Department
designated six Iranian entities under Executive Order (E.O.)
13382 ("Blocking the Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction
Proliferators and their Supporters") for being owned or
controlled by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces
Logistics (MODAFL) or the Defense Industries Organization
(DIO). The Department of Justice also indicted 16
foreign-based nationals in connection with their
participation in conspiracies to export
U.S.-manufactured commodities to prohibited entities and to
Iran.

3. In addition to the actions listed above, Commerce's BIS
transferred the parties on General Order #3 to the newly
expanded Entity List. This transfer will improve the ability
of exporters to screen potential recipients of items subject
to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and simplify
the EAR by reducing the need to issue general orders that
impose license requirements on specific parties. This cable
serves as notification for each respective government of the
addition of entities and/or individuals under their
jurisdiction to the Entity List.

4. Finally, the United States designated six Iranian entities
under E.O. 13382 ("Blocking the Property of Weapons of Mass
Destruction Proliferators and their Supporters") on September
17, 2008 for being owned or controlled by the Ministry of
Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) or the Defense
Industries Organization (DIO).

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OBJECTIVES/ACTION REQUEST
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5. (SBU) Washington requests Posts deliver the talking points
and non-paper in paragraph 5 and appropriate parts of
paragraphs 6 and 7 to appropriate host government officials
in the foreign affairs and finance ministries, and other
appropriate government agencies, such as the Commerce and
Justice Departments or equivalent. Please note that some
countries were notified via phone by Washington on September
17th.

Please also note that additional activities are already
taking place in Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea and the UAE
related to these actions by the USG. For Posts in these
jurisdictions, this cable is for Embassy information only.

Post should pursue the following objectives:

-- Inform host government officials of the Commerce
Department's additions to the Entity List, the indictments by
the Department of Justice, and the Department of the
Treasury's designations under E.O. 13382.

-- Urge host governments, in accordance with obligations
under UNSCRs 1737, 1747 and 1803, to freeze the assets of
these entities if they have not already done so, as well as
the assets of persons or entities acting on their behalf or
at their direction, or by entities owned or controlled by
them.

-- Note that firms and individuals in the jurisdiction of
host governments risk designation under E.O. 13382 if they
are found to be owned or controlled by, act or purport to act
for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, entities or
individuals designated under E.O. 13382, and/or if they
provide, or attempt to provide, financial, material,
technological, or other support for, or goods or services in
support of any designated entity.

-- Stress the point that this action is being taken to
protect all Coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and will
have a significant positive effect on the security of these
two countries in particular, and the Middle East and Central
Asia in general.

-- Request host government assistance where needed in
completing this action.

-- Urge host governments to use enhanced vigilance when
examining these firms and to enforce any pertinent laws that
these entities and individuals have broken.

-- Urge host governments to enact stronger legislation
restricting the sale or export of dual-use items outside
their jurisdiction.

-- Inform host governments that the U.S. is willing to
provide assistance where requested.

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BACKGROUND AND NONPAPER
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6. (U) Begin text of non-paper for all Posts:

To help protect Coalition Forces operating in Iraq and
Afghanistan, the United States took certain regulatory steps
to disrupt the flow of U.S.-origin commodities that have
been, and may continue to be, employed in Improvised
Explosive Devices (IEDs) or other explosive devices used
against Coalition Forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On September 17, 2008, the Department of Commerce's Bureau of
Industry and Security (BIS) published a new rule in the
Federal Register that expanded the grounds for placing a
party on the Entity List. The Entity List is a list of
parties whose presence in a transaction triggers a license
requirement under the Export Administration Regulations.
Under the new rule, a party could be placed on the Entity
List if there is reasonable cause to believe that the entity
has been involved, is involved, or poses a significant risk
of becoming involved in activities that are contrary to the
national security or foreign policy interests of the United
States. Those acting on behalf of such entities may also be
added to the Entity List.

Also on September 17, 2008, BIS transferred the parties on
General Order #3 to the newly expanded Entity List. This
transfer will improve the ability of exporters to screen
potential recipients of items subject to the EAR and simplify
the EAR by reducing the need to issue general orders that
impose license requirements on specific parties.

In addition to transferring the existing General Order #3
parties to the Entity List, BIS announced that a significant
number of new entities arising out of the Mayrow
investigation have been added to the Entity List. Some of
these entities and individuals are located in your
jurisdiction and their names are listed in paragraph 7. The
complete Entity List can be found at:
http://www.bis.doc.gov/entities/default.htm.

The Department of Justice also indicted 16 foreign-based
nationals in connection with their participation in
conspiracies to export U.S.-manufactured commodities to
prohibited entities and to Iran. More information about
these indictments can be found in a press release at:
http://justice.gov/opa/pr/2008/September/08-n sd-828.html.

Finally, the Treasury Department designated six Iranian
entities under Executive Order (E.O.) 13382 for being owned
or controlled by the Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces
Logistics (MODAFL) or the Defense Industries Organization
(DIO). These six entities are Iran Electronics Industries
and two of its subsidiary organizations, Shiraz Electronics
Industries, and Iran Communications Industries; Iran Aircraft
Manufacturing Industrial Company (HESA), Armament Industries
Group, and its subsidiary, Farasakht Industries. More
details on these designations can be found in Treasury's
press release at
http://treasury.gov/press/releases/hp1145.htm .

An overview of all of these actions can be found at:
http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/2008/sept/10982 2.htm.

These actions by BIS, the Department of Justice, and the
Department of the Treasury are a continuation of the U.S.
Government's efforts to halt Iranian proliferation, counter
Iran's use of deceptive practices in international commerce,
and prevent Iran's use of the international commercial system
for nefarious purposes. These deceptive practices undermine
confidence in international commerce, in addition to
threatening Coalition forces and security in Iraq and
Afghanistan.

These combined actions by the U.S. Government illustrate the
global reach of Iranian procurement networks and underscore
the importance of keeping sensitive U.S. technology out of
Iran's grasp. They also provide evidence of the importance
of strong export and dual-use controls.

The U.S. urges you to use enhanced vigilance when examining
these firms and to enforce any pertinent laws that these
entities and individuals have broken. The U.S. also urges
you to enact stronger legislation restricting the sale or
export of dual-use items outside your jurisdiction. The U.S.
is willing to provide assistance where requested on legal and
procedural issues regarding export controls.

End text of non-paper for all Posts.

7. (SBU) The entities that were added to BIS' Entity List are:

POINTS FOR CANADA ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Kitro Corporation: Toronto, Canada.

Individuals
1. Ali Bakhshien: Toronto, Canada.


POINTS FOR CHINA ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. A.C. International: Guangzhou, China.
2. Asia International Trading Company Guangzhou, China

Individuals
1. Tracy Little: Guangzhou, China


POINTS FOR EGYPT ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. H Logic: Alexandria, Egypt.

Individuals
1. Hesham Yehia: Alexandria, Egypt.
2. Najeeb Al Awadhi: Alexandria, Egypt.


POINTS FOR GERMANY ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Nezhad Enterprise Company: Kiel, Germany.

Individuals
1. Djamshid Nezhad: Kiel, Germany


POINTS FOR HONG KONG AND CHINA ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your jurisdiction
have been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement
with Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Asia Link: Hong Kong
2. Britestone Limited: Hong Kong
3. Creative Electronics: Hong Kong
4. Green Channel Electronics Company Tong: Kowloon, Hong
Kong
5. Kong Fat Electronic Trading Limited: Kowloon, Hong
Kong.
6. Pelorus Enterprises Limited: Hong Kong.
7. Polar Star International Co. Ltd.: Hong Kong
8. Techlink Electronics: Kowloon, Hong Kong.
9. TLG Electronics: Hong Kong.
10. Unite Chance Technology Company: Hong Kong.
11. Wing Shing Computer Components Company (H.K.) Ltd.:
Hong Kong.

Individuals
1. Amy So: Hong Kong.
2. Raz El Mayan: Hong Kong
3. Gary Chan: Hong Kong.
4. Bruce Lam: Hong Kong
5. Antony Emmanuel: Dubai, UAE and Hong Kong.

POINTS FOR KUWAIT ONLY
The following individual from your country has been added to
General Order #3 due to his involvement with Mayrow General
Trading and related entities

Entities
1. Advanced Technology General Trading Company

Individuals
1. Abubakr Abuelazm: Kuwait


POINTS FOR MALAYSIA ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Ace Hub System: Selangor, Malaysia.
2. Analytical Solutions: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
East Tech: Malaysia
3. Antcorp System: Penang, Malaysia
4. East Tech: Malaysia
5. Eco Biochem SDN BHD: Selangor D.E., Malaysia.
6. Fetsco Marketing SDN BHD: Malaysia.
7. VTE Industrial Automation SDN BHD: Selangor,
Malaysia.
8. Nexus Empire: Selangor, Malaysia.

Individuals
1. Ann Teck Tong: Peresekkutuan, Malaysia.
2. Mohd Ansari: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
3. Brian Kaam: Selangor, Malaysia.


POINTS FOR SINGAPORE ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Cyberinn PTE LTD: Singapore
2. Strive Components: Singapore.
3. Synoptics Imaging Systems Pte Ltd: Singapore.

POINTS FOR SOUTH KOREA ONLY:
The following entity from your country has been added to
General Order #3 due to its involvement with Mayrow General
Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. WASTEC, Inc. / With Advanced Systemic Technology:
Seoul, South Korea


POINTS FOR THE UAE ONLY:
The following entities and individuals from your country have
been added to General Order #3 due to their involvement with
Mayrow General Trading and related entities.

Entities
1. Advanced Technology General Trading Company: Kuwait
and Dubai, UAE
2. Danoush Trading Company: Dubai
3. Divanizadeh General Trading Company: Dubai, UAE
4. Hamed Al Fahid Trading Company: Dubai, UAE.
5. Telectron: Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Individuals
1. Abubakr Abuelazm: Dubai, UAE
2. Ali Reza Divanizadeh: Dubai, UAE
3. Mehdi Rafie: Dubai, UAE.
4. Mehran Kamalinia: Dubai, UAE.
5. Mohsen Saghafi: Dubai, UAE.
6. Feroz Jafar: Abu Dhabi, UAE.
7. Neda Kargar: Dubai, UAE.
8. Baktash Fattahi (UAE):
9. Mostafa Salehi: Dubai, UAE.
10. Shaji Muhammed Basheer: Dubai, UAE
11. Antony Emmanuel: Dubai, UAE and Hong Kong.

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REPORTING DEADLINE
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8. (U) Please report delivery of the U.S. non-paper and
any response within seven days of receipt of this cable.
Please slug replies for ISN, T, TREASURY, NEA/IR, and
appropriate regional bureaus. Please use SIPDIS caption on
all responses.

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POINT OF CONTACT
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9. (U) Washington point of contact for follow-up
information is Kevin McGeehan, ISN/CPI, (202) 647-5408,
McGeehanKJ@state.sgov.gov.

10. (U) Department thanks Post for its assistance.
RICE

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