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Cablegate: (S) German Response Concerning Export of Welding

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DE RUEHRL #1784 2631530
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 201530Z SEP 07
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 9336
INFO RUEHDL/AMEMBASSY DUBLIN PRIORITY 0198
RUEHKL/AMEMBASSY KUALA LUMPUR PRIORITY 0078

S E C R E T BERLIN 001784

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
STATE FOR ISN/MTR AND EUR

E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/19/2017
TAGS: PARM PREL ETTC MTCRE KSCA GM IR EI
SUBJECT: (S) GERMAN RESPONSE CONCERNING EXPORT OF WELDING
MACHINE TO IRANIAN MISSILE PROCUREMENT AGENT

REF: A. BERLIN 1468
B. STATE 99879

Classified By: Global Affairs Counselor Donald R. Shemanski
for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

1. (S) German MFA Export Control Division Desk Officer Wiebke
Wacker delivered a German-language nonpaper to Global Affairs
officer September 19. The nonpaper responds to ref B
demarche informing German authorities that the German firm
Trumpf GmbH & Co., working with Ireland's Mac Aviation Group,
offered a model TLC-1005 five-axis laser cutting and welding
machine to Iran's Ariasa AG. Wacker said officials from the
German Federal Office of Economics and Export Controls (BAFA)
had sensitized Trumpf representatives to the case. She
stated the firm subsequently stopped processing the order.

2. (S) Begin text of informal Embassy translation of German
nonpaper:

With reference to your nonpaper of July 19, 2007 concerning
the export of a five-axis laser cutting and welding machine
by the German firm Trumpf from Germany via Ireland and
Malaysia to Iran, we take this opportunity to bring the
following information to the attention of the U.S.
authorities:

-- We thank you for the information in connection with the
proposed delivery of a welding machine by the German firm
Trumpf via Ireland and Malaysia to the Iranian firm Ariasa AG.

-- The Trumpf firm was sensitized by BAFA officials. The
firm confirmed the existence of a related inquiry, which came
from the firm IIT Trading Group, probably acting on behalf of
Mac Aviation Group. The inquiry was presented to TGB, an
Irish subsidiary of Trumpf. According to information
provided to Trumpf, the machine was intended for use by Mac
Aviation in Malaysia.

-- German authorities' communication and contact records
indicate that the Trumpf firm has not to date communicated
with Iranian entities.

-- Trumpf has stopped processing the order and assured BAFA
it will apply for an export license in the event the firm
pursues the matter further.

We look forward to continuing our excellent cooperation in
the field of export controls.

End text of informal Embassy translation of German nonpaper.
TIMKEN JR

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