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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Pre-License End-Use Check

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DE RUEHC #6992 3192233
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 152223Z NOV 07
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY CAIRO 0000

UNCLAS STATE 156992

SIPDIS

SIPDIS
CAIRO FOR LISA KENNA

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EG ETTC KOMC
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: PRE-LICENSE END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSE 05-050073373

1. This is an Action Request. See paragraphs 2 - 4.

2. The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a pre-license check on license 05-050073373 for the export of
pistols to Egypt. Post is requested to complete this Blue
Lantern check within 30 days. Lack of response to a Blue
Lantern check will affect pending and future licenses
involving parties to this license.

3. Reason for Request: To verify the bona fides of unknown
end-user, M.M. Fathallah, and confirm its understanding of
the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

4. Action Request: Post should make inquiries to establish
the bona fides of end-user, M.M. Fathallah, both with company
officials and with appropriate GOE interlocutors.

The following points are provided for guidance:

--(To M.M. Fathallah): How long has M.M. Fathallah been in
the business of importing and selling defense articles in
Egypt? What services and products are sold by your company?
Who are your regular customers and where do they reside? Are
you familiar with the regulations governing the import of
U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to this transaction such as security of facilities
and concerns about the company.

5. Details of license application:

DTC Case: 05-050073373

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

20 9mm Pistols (S&W 910)

10 9mm Pistols (S&W M&P)

10 9mm Pistols (S7W SW9VE)

License Value: USD $16,050

SELLER:

RSR Group
4405 Metric Drive
Winterpark, FL 32792

FOREIGN CONSIGNEE:

Same as end-user

FOREIGN END-USER:

M.M. Fathallah
24 Saad Zagloul St.
Alexandria, Egypt

PURPOSE:

Commercial resale in Egypt.

6. Submitted in support of the license application were the
following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to Posts
upon request):

Signed DSP-83

Import license (and translation) for M.M. Fathallah dated 26
August 2007 (License No. 19813)

Order Confirmation Letter from M.M. Fathallah dated 21 August
2007

Importers Record (and translation) for MM. Fathallah issued
by Egyptian Ministry of External Trade and Industry

7. Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR
and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case number in
the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref) is
available as a PDF file in the Bunche Library's E-Book
Collection on the DOS Intranet:
http://virtuallibrary.state.gov/
BlueLanternGuidebook2006%2520 final .pdf

8. Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
RICE

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