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Cablegate: Sri Lanka: Designation of Additional Iranian

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PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHLM #0694 2031052
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211052Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY COLOMBO
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 8427

UNCLAS COLOMBO 000694

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR SCA/INS, ISN, T, TREASURY, NEA/IR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: EFIN PARM PREL KNNP IR CE
SUBJECT: SRI LANKA: DESIGNATION OF ADDITIONAL IRANIAN
ENTITIES NOTIFICATION DELIVERED; SOLANA TALKS POINTS
DELIVERED

REF: A. STATE 76596
B. STATE 76649

1. (U) On July 21 Ambassador spoke with Foreign Secretary
Palith Kohona following Post's transmittal of the non-paper
concerning the additional Iranian entities designated under
E.O. 13382 (ref A) and information on Ambassador Burns'
participation in the in the P5 1 talks with the Iranians (ref
B). (Note: We also shared the information with Tourism
Minister Moragoda who is a key player on Iran in Sri Lanka.
End Note) Kohona thanked the Ambassador for the information
and said he would share it with the appropriate authorities
in the Ministry of Finance and the Central Bank.
BLAKE

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