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Cablegate: Spain Country Clearance For

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RR RUEHWEB

DE RUEHMD #2303 2571318
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 141318Z SEP 06
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0742
INFO RHMCSUU/DEPT OF ENERGY WASHINGTON DC

UNCLAS MADRID 002303

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR EUR/WE
DOE PASS TO NNSA CHERYL DOBBS/CHERYL.DOBBS@NNSA.DOE.GOV

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ENRG TRGY OTRA KNNP SP
SUBJECT: SPAIN COUNTRY CLEARANCE FOR
DOE/NNSA/NA10/DPTRAV,PUNDIT, GRAHAM, RIESEN, SHIPMAN,
UNDERWOOD, AND WATSON

REF: SECSTATE 151103

1. Embassy grants country clearance to National Nuclear
Security Administration's office personnel, Neil Pundit,
Richard Graham, Rolf Riesen, Galen Shipman, Keith Underwood
and Gregorey Watson to travel to Madrid, Spain on September
23 to October 02, 2006. The purpose of this visit is to
attend the IEEE International Conference on Cluster Computing.

2. Post understands that no assistance is required.

3. 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.

4. 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).

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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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