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Cablegate: Blue Lantern Level 1: Post-Shipment End-Use Check

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UNCLAS STATE 119552

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS
CAIRO FOR MELISSA CLINE

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: ETTC KOMC EG
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN LEVEL 1: POST-SHIPMENT END-USE CHECK
ON LICENSES 050073373 AND 050120640

REF: EMAIL BALLARD-CLINE

1. (U) This is an Action Request. See paragraph 4.

2. (U) The Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls
Compliance (PM/DTCC) requests Post's assistance in conducting
a post-shipment check on licenses 050073373 and 050120640 for
the export of firearms to Egypt. Post is requested to
complete this Blue Lantern check within 45 days. Lack of
response to a Blue Lantern check will affect pending and
future licenses involving parties to this license.

3. (SBU) Reason for Request: Information obtained by PM/DTCC
indicates that a Smith & Wesson firearm originally exported
to M. M. Fathallah of Egypt bearing serial number BJM3308 may
have been re-exported without Department authorization. This
request is for Post to inquire with M. M. Fathallah about the
current disposition of all the firearms bearing the serial
numbers listed in REFTEL. Post is also requested to
establish a baseline for M. M. Fathallah's annual sales of
U.S.-origin firearms.

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4. (SBU) Action Request: Post is requested to verify that
the firearms listed below were received by M. M. Fathallah
and to determine the company's annual sales of U.S.-origin
firearms. Post is also requested to review the records of
sale for all the serial numbers listed in REFTEL to determine
if any were re-exported. Finally, Post should obtain all
available information on the Smith & Wesson firearm bearing
serial number BJM3308 (exported on license 050120640) and
provide that information to PM/DTCC. The following points
are included for guidance:

(To M. M. Fathallah)

--What are your annual sales of U.S.-origin firearms?

--Can you confirm receipt of all the firearms listed on these
licenses?

--Do you sell firearms to customers that reside outside Egypt?

--Are you familiar with the regulations governing the import
of U.S.-origin defense articles, including restrictions on
re-transfer or re-export?

--Please provide all sales records for the firearms received
in these transactions. (NOTE: Post should use this
information to determine the current disposition of Smith &
Wesson BJM3308 and provide this information to PM/DTCC. END
NOTE)

In its reply, Post may also comment on any other information
pertinent to these transactions such as security of
facilities, end-use, and concerns about the entities involved.

5. (U) Details of license applications:

A.

DTC Case: 050073373

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

20 9mm Pistols (S&W 910)

10 9mm Pistols (S&W M&P)

10 9mm Pistols (S7W SW9VE)

License Value: USD $16,050

SELLER:

RSR Group
4405 Metric Drive
Winterpark, FL 32792

FOREIGN END-USER:

M.M. Fathallah
24 Saad Zagloul St.
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel: 203 4808340 / 4807725

AND

1 Abdel Khalik Sarwat Street
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 202 25751448 / 25760582

PURPOSE:

Commercial resale in Egypt.

B.

DTC Case: 050120640

QUANTITY/COMMODITY:

40 9mm Pistols (Sig Sauer P229)

70 9mm Pistols (S&W 5906)

License Value: USD $113,620

SELLER:

RSR Group
4405 Metric Drive
Winterpark, FL 32792

FOREIGN END-USER:

M.M. Fathallah
24 Saad Zagloul St.
Alexandria, Egypt
Tel: 203 4808340 / 4807725

AND

1 Abdel Khalik Sarwat Street
Cairo, Egypt
Tel: 202 25751448 / 25760582

PURPOSE:

Commercial resale in Egypt.

6. (U) Submitted in support of the license application were
the following documents (PM/DTCC will fax documentation to
Posts upon request):

A.

DSP-83 Nontransfer and End Use Certificate signed by Cathy
Mandery (RSR Group) dated 10/31/2007 and Mohamed M. Fathallah
dated 10/24/2007

Import license (and translation) for M.M. Fathallah dated 26
August 2007 (License No. 19813)

Order Confirmation Letter from M.M. Fathallah dated 21 August
2007

Importers Record (and translation) for MM. Fathallah issued
by Egyptian Ministry of External Trade and Industry

B.

DSP-83 Nontransfer and End Use Certificate signed by Cathy
Mandery (RSR Group) dated 08/27/2008 and Mohamed M. Fathallah
dated 05/22/2008

Import license (and translation) for M.M. Fathallah dated 26
August 2007 (License No. 19813)

Order Confirmation Letter from M.M. Fathallah dated 22 May
2008

Importers Record (and translation) for MM. Fathallah issued
by Egyptian Ministry of External Trade and Industry

7. (U) Please slug reply for PM/DTCC - BLUE LANTERN
COORDINATOR and include the words "Blue Lantern" and the case
number in the subject line. POC is Kyle M. Ballard, Phone:
202-663-1929; Email: BallardKM@state.gov; SIPRNET:
BallardKM@state.sgov.gov. The Blue Lantern Guidebook (ref)
is available as a PDF file on Intellipedia:
http://www.intelink.gov/wiki/
Blue Lantern End-Use Monitoring Program

8. (U) Department is grateful for Post's assistance in this
matter.
CLINTON

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