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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 3: Post-Shipment End-Use Check On

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RR RUEHMT
DE RUEHMO #3314 3220633
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 170633Z NOV 08
FM AMEMBASSY MOSCOW
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 0728
INFO RUEHOT/AMEMBASSY OTTAWA 2110
RUEHMT/AMCONSUL MONTREAL 0001
RUEHON/AMCONSUL TORONTO 0007
RUCPDOC/USDOC WASHINGTON DC
RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHINGTON DC
RHMFIUU/FBI WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC
RUETIAA/DIRNSA FT GEORGE G MEADE MD

UNCLAS MOSCOW 003314

SIPDIS
DEPARTMENT FOR PM/DDTC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: CA ETTC KOMC RS
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK ON
LICENSE 050097822 COMPLETED

REF: A. STATE 110204
B. KATSAKIS-BALLARD EMAIL 11/10/08

(U) Officials from Tulskiy Oruzheiniy Zavod refused to meet with us.
The company's Director General Nikolay Pushkin instead sent us a
fax (passed to PM/DTCC via ref B email) stating Tulskiy Oruzheiniy
Zavod has an agreement to produce Winchester firearms. According to
the fax, all other inquiries should be made to BWA Incorporated.
Mr. Pushkin did not provide us with details of his company's
contract with BWA, nor the relationship between Tulskiy Oruzheiniy
Zavod and Miroku Firearms. He also did not tell us if his company
understood its obligations as a manufacturer of USML items.

BEYRLE

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