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Cablegate: Response to Taiwan's Request for Identifier

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OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #7254 3381502
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
O 031455Z DEC 08
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AIT TAIPEI IMMEDIATE 3381

UNCLAS STATE 127254

SIPDIS
SENSITIVE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: TAGS
TW, UNSC
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO TAIWAN'S REQUEST FOR IDENTIFIER
INFORMATION ON IRANIAN UNSCR DESIGNATED INDIVIDUALS

REF: AIT TAIPEI 001618

1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph 6.

2. (SBU) OBJECTIVE: In response to Taiwan,s request for
identifier information on Iranian individuals designated in
UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) 1737, 1747, and
1803, Washington would like to provide USG information that
could aid Taiwan's National Immigration Agency with
implementation of the travel restriction provisions contained
in these UNSCRs.

3. (SBU) BACKGROUND: UN Security Council Resolutions 1737,
1747, and 1803 all contain provisions regarding the travel of
designated Iranian individuals. UNSCR 1737 calls for states
to exercise vigilance regarding the entry into or transit
through their territories of any individuals (whether or not
designated by the UN Security Council) who are engaged in,
directly associated with, or providing support for Iran,s
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or development of
nuclear weapon delivery systems. UNSCR 1737 also requires
states to notify the UNSC Iran Sanctions Committee of the
entry into or transit through their territory of any of the
12 individuals designated in that resolution. UNSCR 1747
strengthened these provisions by establishing a call for
"restraint" in addition to "vigilance" and designated an
additional 15 individuals. UNSCR 1803 also calls for such
vigilance and restraint and designated an additional 13
individuals. In addition, the Security Council in UNSCR 1803
went further by imposing an outright travel ban on five
individuals, listed in Annex II A. and B. of the resolution.
These individuals were previously designated in UNSCRs 1737
and 1747 as subject only to the &vigilance and restraint8
provisions.

4. (SBU) BACKGROUND CONTINUED: Overall, through the adoption
of UNSCRs 1737, 1747, and 1803, the Council has called for
states to "exercise vigilance and restraint" in permitting
entry into their territories of any individual engaged in,
directly associated with, or providing support for Iran,s
proliferation sensitive nuclear activities or development of
nuclear weapon delivery systems; required states to notify
the UNSC Iran Sanctions Committee of entry granted to any of
the 40 designated individuals; and requires states to prevent
entry into their territory of the five designated individuals
in UNSCR 1803. The Council also requires that, should a
state permit an individual subject to "vigilance and
restraint" to enter into or transit through its territory,
the state must notify the UNSC Iran Sanctions Committee.

5. (SBU) BACKGROUND CONTINUED: Of the 40 designated
individuals in UNSCRs 1737, 1747, and 1803; the United States
government has identifier information for 17, who have
subsequently been designated by the UnitedStates for asset
freezes and travel restrictions. This information will be
transmitted via email to Post.

6. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST FOR AIT TAIPEI: Upon receipt of the
identifier information for the 17 individuals, Post should
submit it to the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Bureau of
Foreign Trade (BOFT) and/or the Taiwan National Immigration
Agency. Post should also urge both Agencies to consider
approaching the European Union for additional identifier
information, if they have not already done so. It should be
noted that the United States has only been able to designate
16 individuals thus far because we do not want to designate
the wrong person. The USG is working diligently to find more
identifier information and will pass it forward to Taiwan
should we come across it

7. (U) Post is requested to report any substantive response
by 8 December 2008. Jen Chalmers (ISN/CPI, 202-647-9715,
ChalmersJA@state.gov) and Risa Mongiello (ISN/RA,
202-736-4730, MongielloRN@state.gov) are the Department's
POCs for this activity.
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