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Cablegate: Spain (Mad) - Country Clearance Request For

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

UNCLAS MADRID 002562

SIPDIS

HOMELAND PLEASE COPY DAVID TIEDGE, PAUL RODGERS, AND ANN
ZIPSER AT TSA INTERNATIONAL
PROGRAMS/TSA-1/TSA-7/TSA-18/TSA26

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EAIR ASEC PTER OTRA KHLS
SUBJECT: SPAIN (MAD) - COUNTRY CLEARANCE REQUEST FOR
DHS/TSA SPECIALISTS (AIRPORT AND AIR CARRIER STATION
ASSESSMENTS)

REF: BRUSSELS 02475

1. Embassy Madrid grants country clearance to TSA Aviation
Security Inspectors Yasmin Moorgan and Sandra Johnson to
visit Madrid from 10-21 July 2005 to perform the airport and
air carrier station assessments at Madrid Barajas
International Airport (MAD).

2. Control Officer for the visit is TSA Representative
Stephen Perez.

Office: 34-91-587-2300
Cell: 34-649-864-975

3. Hotel reservations have been confirmed at the Hotel
Intercontinental Castellana for the nights of July 10-21,
2005. Hotel confirmation has been forwarded via e-mail.

4. In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid and other
large cities in Spain attract a number of criminals and
pickpockets and frequent incidents of crimes of opportunity
against the unwary occur. Carry only essential items,
including a photocopy of your passport. Visitors can protect
themselves from crime by being street-smart, alert, and aware
of their surroundings. In the event you are victimized by
crime, or experience any other security related incident,
please contact the embassy's Regional Security Office at
(91)587-2550. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the US Department of
State's website (http://www.state.gov).

Travelers are encouraged to review the most recent worldwide
caution issued by the Department of State. As the Department
of State continues to develop information on any potential
security threats to Americans overseas, it shares credible
threat information through its consular information program
documents, available on the internet at http:
//travel/state.gov. In additionto information on the
internet, U.S. travelers can hear recorded information by
calling the Department of State in Washington, D.C. at
202-647-5225 from thier touch-tone telephone, or receive
information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from
their fax machine.

AGUIRRE

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