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Cablegate: Leahy Vetting Response (Bucharest 00010)

VZCZCXYZ0015
PP RUEHWEB

DE RUEHC #6174 0212000
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
P 211953Z JAN 10
FM SECSTATE WASHDC
TO AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 2911

UNCLAS STATE 006174

SENSITIVE
SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PHUM PINR MASS MARR RO
SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (BUCHAREST 00010)

REF: BUCHAREST 00010

1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in
reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidate
nominated to attend the Annual Sovereign Challenge
Conference,Key West, Florida 8-11 Mar 2010.

2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the
individual listed in reftel and possesses no credible
derogatory information as of 01/20/2010. Post is
authorized to include the following individual in
USG-funded training:

Service: Army
Rank: Brigadier General
Last Name: Serban
First Name: Liviu
Middle Name:
Dob: 16 September 1956
Place of Birth: Bucharest
Country: Romania
Position: Defense Attache
Current Location: Embassy of Romania, Washington DC
Purpose: Annual Sovereign Challenge Conference,Key West,
Florida
8-11 Mar 2010

3. (U) Post is permitted to provide the following
statement to authorized parties: Embassy verifies that the
Department of State possesses no credible information of
gross violations of human rights by the individual
identified above, as of 01/20/2010. Post may cite this
cable in response.

4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of
possible human rights violations by the individual
listed above, Post should inform the Department and not
proceed with training. Post should refer to the Leahy
Vetting guidance manual for additional assistance.
CLINTON

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