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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance for Missile Technology

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

UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 MADRID 002652

SIPDIS

PLEASE PASS TO NP/CBM

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC MNUC PREL PARM AMGT OTRA SP MTCRE
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR MISSILE TECHNOLOGY
CONTROL REGIME (MTCR): US DELEGATION TO MADRID PLENARY:
MR. VANN H. VAN DIEPEN + 13

REF: SECSTATE 130114

1. Embassy welcomes and grants country clearance to the
following individuals:

Mr. Vann H. van Diepen, Head of Delegation, Director, Office
of Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation, US
Department of State

Mr. Steven Clagett, Director, Nuclear and Missile Technology,
US Department of Commerce

Mr. Ralph Palmiero, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of
Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation Policy,
Office of Nonproliferation Policy, US Department of Defense

Mr. Phillip Kellogg, Senior Assistant for Nonproliferation
Policy, Office of Nonproliferation Policy, US Department of
Defense

LTC Jason Lagasca, Nonproliferation Branch, Joint Chiefs of
Staff

Mr. Frank Procida, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of
Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation, US
Department of State

Mr. Dennis Krepp, Foreign Affairs Officer, Office of
Chemical, Biological and Missile Nonproliferation, US
Department of State

Mr. Jesse Crump, Senior Engineer, Department of Defense

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Mr. Michael Rithmire, Senior Engineer, Department of Commerce

Mr. Geoffrey Buescher, Aeronautical Engineer, Department of
Defense

Ms. Norma Curtis, Senior Special Agent, Office Export
Enforcement, Department of Commerce

Mr. David Hooks, Arms and Strategic Technology
Investigations, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Mr. Alexander Tounger, Nonproliferation Officer, US Embassy
Paris

to travel to Madrid, Spain from September 8-17, 2005. The
purpose of this visit is to attend the 2005 Missile
Technology Control Regime (MCTR) at the Palacio de Congresos
de Madrid and to attend the Technical Experts Meeting (TEM)
on September 9, 2005.

2. Temporary Embassy point of contact is Ken Forder,
Environmental, Science, Health and Technology Officer (TEL:
34-91-587-2385 and FAX: 34-91-587-2392; E-Mail:
ForderK@state.gov). From August, Embassy control officer
will be Rob Allison, Political and Military Affairs Officer
(TEL: 34-91-587-2387 and FAX: 34-91-587-2391).

3. Embassy understands delegation has made its own
reservations at the Holiday Inn Madrid.

4. Visitors are reminded that bearers of diplomatic and
official passports coming to Spain on official business need
to obtain a Spanish visa prior to arrival to Spain.

5. THREAT ASSESSMENT:

In general, Spain is safe. However, Madrid, Barcelona and
other large cities in Spain --including resort/convention
areas such as Benidorm-- attract a large number of criminals
and pickpockets and frequent incidents of crime of
opportunity against the unwary do occur. Carry only
essential items including a photocopy of your passport's
photo page. Visitors can protect themselves against crime by
being street-smart, alert and aware of their surroundings.
In the event you are victimized by crime, or experience any
security-related incident, please contact the Embassy's
Regional Security Office at 91-587-2550 or after hours at
91-587-2355. Official visitors to the Embassy in Madrid or
the Consulate General in Barcelona are encouraged to receive
a security briefing from the RSO office at their earliest
convenience. Additional information regarding safety and
security in Spain is available on the U.S. Department of
State's website (www.embusa.es).

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 addition to 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 their touch-tone telephone, or receive
information by automated telefax by dialing 202-647-3000 from
their fax machine.
AGUIRRE

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