Cablegate: (Sbu) Country Clearance Request for Drl Officer
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FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO RUEHAK/AMEMBASSY ANKARA 1252
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UNCLAS STATE 124440
C O R R E C T E D C O P Y (ADDING SENSITIVE CAPTION)
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: AJ IR OTRA PHUM TU UK
SUBJECT: (SBU) COUNTRY CLEARANCE REQUEST FOR DRL OFFICER
1. (SBU) Country clearance is requested for Kathryn Lurie,
DRL/NESCA Foreign Affairs Officer to visit Azerbaijan,
Turkey, United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and the United Kingdom
during the period September 25-October 2. The purpose of the
trip is to meet with the Iran Watchers, NGOs, members of the
Iranian Diaspora, and government officials on human rights
and democracy issues in Iran.
2. (SBU) Embassy assistance in setting up appointments would
be greatly appreciated. Department requests assistance with
arranging lodging within per diem for the nights of September
3. (SBU) For Baku: Mrs. Lurie requests meetings with the
Iran watcher, contacts knowledgeable about the Azeri minority
in Iran and additional meetings as Embassy sees fit.
4. (SBU) For ConGen Istanbul: Mrs. Lurie requests meetings
with the Iran watcher, and additional meetings as ConGen sees
fit. For Ankara, Mrs. Lurie request meetings with Conoffs
on Iranian refugee processing and will attend additional
meetings with Iran watcher.
5. (SBU) For RPO Dubai: Mrs. Lurie requests meetings with
RPO Dubai staff.
6. (SBU) For London: Mrs. Lurie requests meetings with the
Iran watcher, FCO, and additional meetings as Embassy sees
7. (SBU) Mrs. Lurie,s diplomatic passport number is
She holds a TS/SCI Clearance.
8. (SBU) Proposed Itinerary for Mrs. Lurie
Monday, September 24
2153 - Depart Washington, Flight UN 932
Tuesday, September 25
2120 - Arrive in Baku, Azerbaijan on Lufthansa 9108 from
Thursday, September 27
1000 - Depart Baku on Azerbaijan Airlines 75.
1050 - Arrive in Istanbul, Turkey
Friday, September 28
9000 - Depart Istanbul
1000 - Arrive in Ankara
1700 - Depart Ankara
1800 - Arrive in Istabul
Saturday, September 29
1925 - Depart Istanbul on Emirates Airline 0902.
Sunday, September 30
0040 - Arrive in Dubai, UAE.
Monday, October 1
0145 - Depart Dubai on British Airways 106.
0640 - Arrive in London, UK.
Tuesday, October 2
1620 - Depart London on United 0925.