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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Yerevan 91)

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #8324 0572014
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 262012Z FEB 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY YEREVAN PRIORITY 8516

UNCLAS STATE 018324

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PHUM MASS ASEC AM
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (YEREVAN 91)

REF: YEREVAN 91

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the the Ministry of Foreign Affaires.

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 - LTC (ret) Sergey Sargsyan
TITLE: Senior Analyst
ORGANIZATION: Center for Strategic Analysis SPECTRUM
DATE AND PLACE OF BIRTH: 23 October, 1963, Ukraine
SEX: Male;
NATIONALITY: Armenian;
TYPE OF TRAINING: PASS 10-5
DATES OF TRAINING: 26 Mar - 18 Jun,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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