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Cablegate: Hmg's Endorsement of the Designation of Additional Iranian Entities and Individuals Under E.O. 13382

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C O N F I D E N T I A L LONDON 002179

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STATE FOR ISN/CPI KEVIN MCGEEHAN, NEA/IR, AND T E.O. 12958: DECL: 08/21/2018

TAGS: KNNP MNUC PREL PARM EFIN IR UK

SUBJECT: HMG'S ENDORSEMENT OF THE DESIGNATION OF ADDITIONAL IRANIAN ENTITIES AND INDIVIDUALS UNDER E.O. 13382 REF: STATE 88759

Classified By: Political Counselor Richard M. Mills, Jr. for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) (C)

In light of the EU's Common Position implementing the provisions of UNSCR 1803, "we are all on the same wavelength" regarding the designation of additional Iranian individuals and entities, George Sherriff of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Counter Proliferation Department affirmed to Poloff August 19 upon receipt of reftel non-paper. Sherriff did not offer details regarding UK or EU steps to freeze assets but observed that it was "just a matter of time before that happens." Visit London's Classified Website: XXXXXXXXXXXX
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