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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Yerevan 31)

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DE RUEHC #8235 0571836
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 261833Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY YEREVAN PRIORITY 8510

UNCLAS STATE 018235

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ASEC MASS PGOV PHUM AM
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (YEREVAN 31)

REF: YEREVAN 31

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the Ministry of Defense for USG-sponsored
training.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individual listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 02/25/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individual in
USG-funded training:

Name of Candidate - Suren Grigoryan
TITLE: Senior Specialist At the Defense Policy Department
ORGANIZATION: MoD RA
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 31 July, 1980, Armenia
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: SSTAR 10-4
DATES OF TRAINING: 16 Mar - 2 Apr, 10

3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individual
identified above, as of 02/25/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individual
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON

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