Search

 

Cablegate: Blue Lantern: Verifying Bona Fides for Broker

VZCZCXYZ0022
OO RUEHWEB

DE RUEHEG #2255 3411049
ZNR UUUUU ZZH (CCY-ADE7DA68-MSI4181-413)
O 071049Z DEC 09
FM AMEMBASSY CAIRO
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 4397
INFO RUEAIIA/CIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC PRIORITY
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY
RUCNFB/FBI WASHINGTON DC PRIORITY

UNCLAS CAIRO 002255

C O R R E C T E D C O P Y - SENSITIVE CAPTION ADDED

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL ETTC MASS EG
SUBJECT: BLUE LANTERN: VERIFYING BONA FIDES FOR BROKER
MOHAMED H.G. EL-DIN - CASE NO. K-2337

REF: STATE 99469

1. (SBU) In response to reftel request, Pol Off met with
Mohamed H.G. El-Din at the offices of El-Hassan Trading
Establishment. El-Din confirmed that he was authorized by
the Egyptian Ministry of Defense to conduct brokering
activities in Egypt. El-Hassan Trading provides consulting
services and technical support for military customers in
Egypt and Bahrain. El-Hassan Trading does not physically
handle or store any items on the United States Munitions List
(USML), as all items go directly to the military. The
company was established in 1983 and has 40 employees. El-Din
confirmed that he was familiar with restrictions on USML
items, including the unauthorized re-transfer and re-export
of items.

2. (SBU) El-Din said his company had been doing business
with American companies for over 20 years to support programs
funded by Foreign Military Financing. The firm provides
program management support, installation and verification
services, and on-site technical support. Hassan works with a
number of U.S. companies including Raytheon, General Electric
Aviation, and Lockheed Martin. Some of his current projects
included providing follow-on support for radar systems
belonging to the Egyptian Air Defense and providing
in-country support for the F-16 and Beechcraft programs with
the Air Force.
Tueller

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Tigray: Eritrean Refugees ‘scared And Struggling To Eat’ Amid Aid Obstacles
For the first time in weeks, aid teams have reached refugee camps in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, only to find that some Eritrean nationals living there have likely died of preventable diseases, while others are “scared and struggling to get enough to eat”, the UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, said on Friday...
More>>

UN News: Rare Coral Reef Discovered Near Tahiti Is ‘Like A Work Of Art’, Says Diver
One of the largest coral reefs in the world has been discovered by a UN-supported scientific mission off the coast of Tahiti. Announcing the stunning find on Thursday, UNESCO said that divers had explored large rose-shaped corals spanning some three kilometres, at depths of between 30 and 65 metres... More>>


Tonga Eruption: At Least 3 Dead, Amid Severe Destruction
At least three people have died in Tonga following the massive volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami wave that hit over the weekend. Homes and other buildings across the archipelago have suffered major damage... More>>

Ethiopia: UN Chief Lauds ‘Demonstrable Effort To Make Peace’

The UN Secretary-General on Wednesday said he was “delighted” to learn that “a demonstrable effort to make peace” in Ethiopia is finally underway, according to information relayed to him by the African Union High Representative for the Horn of Africa... More>>


Tigray: Agencies Suspend Aid As ‘Scores’ Are Killed Due To Airstrikes
Recent airstrikes on camps for internally displaced persons and refugees in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, have reportedly killed scores of civilians, including children, and left many more injured... More>>


UN News: For 25th Year In A Row, Greenland Ice Sheet Shrinks

2021 marked the 25th year in a row in which the key Greenland ice sheet lost more mass during the melting season, than it gained during the winter, according to a new UN-endorsed report issued on Friday... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC