Search

 

Cablegate: Georgia: Response to Blue Lantern Level 3 Check On

VZCZCXYZ0000
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHSI #1792 2780509
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 050509Z OCT 09
FM AMEMBASSY TBILISI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2270

UNCLAS TBILISI 001792

SIPDIS

PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN COORDINATOR

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC IS GG
SUBJECT: GEORGIA: RESPONSE TO BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 3 CHECK ON
LICENSE 050178881

REF: STATE 88038

1. Per reftel, Emboff made inquiries to representatives of
the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MOIA) to verify the purpose
of the transaction on license 050178881. Emboff first
approached the head of the Border Police, Zaza Gogava, who
did not have any knowledge of the transaction, despite the
license noting that the articles were to be used by the
Border Guards. Emboff then approached Natia Gvazava, Head of
MOIA's International Relations Division. Emboff asked
Gvazava the purpose of the grenades, if not for the Border
Police. Gvazava responded that the procurements were made by
the MOIA for law enforcement purposes.
LOGSDON

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 


Palestinian Ministry of Health: Developments In The Health Situation During The Israeli Aggression On The Cities & Governorates Of The Gaza Strip
For the second day in a row, the Israeli aggression against the Gaza Strip continues by targeting overcrowded residential areas and neighborhoods, as the death toll rose to 13 citizens, including a 5-year-old girl and a 23-year-old woman... More>>


UN: Horn Of Africa Faces Most ‘Catastrophic’ Food Insecurity In Decades, Warns WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Tuesday that the Greater Horn of Africa is experiencing one of the worst famines of the last 70 years... More>>

FAO: Warns 90 Per Cent Of Earth’s Topsoil At Risk By 2050
A full 90 per cent of the Earth’s precious topsoil is likely to be at risk by 2050, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO...
More>>


Somalia: ‘We Cannot Wait For Famine To Be Declared; We Must Act Now’
Rising acute food insecurity in Somalia has caused more than 900,000 people to flee their homes in search of humanitarian assistance since January last year, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has warned... More>>

UN: American West Faces Water And Power Shortages Due To Climate Crisis
Two of the largest reservoirs in the United States are at dangerously low levels due to the climate crisis and overconsumption of water, which could affect water and electricity supply for millions in six western states and Mexico, the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) warned on Tuesday... More>>



Singapore: UN Experts Call For Immediate Moratorium On Executions For Drug Offences

UN experts* today condemned the execution of Nazeri Bin Lajim, a 64-year-old Malay Singaporean national convicted of drug offenses and urged the Government of Singapore to halt plans to execute individuals on death row for drug related charges... More>>