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07LONDON4328 C/NF) UK SHARES U.S. GOALS ON IRAN; WE SHOULD RE-FOCUS UK DOMESTIC EFFORTS AND INCREASE COORDINATION REF: A. STATE 156409 B. STATE 157039 LONDON 00004328 001.2 OF 006 2007-11-21 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
08LONDON630 IRAN NUCLEAR: UK COMMONS REPORT WILL CALL FOR DROPPING SUSPENSION; FCO DISCOUNTS REPORT'S IMPACT REF: A. LONDON 4204 B. EMBASSY DAILY OF JANUARY 31 C. 2008 D. GAYLE-NEA/IR FEBRUARY 29 E-MAIL 2008-02-29 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy London
08LONDON1352 IRANIAN BANKING IN LONDON: UK PLANS AND CONCERNS 2008-05-14 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
08LONDON1452 IRAN: FOREIGN SECRETARY SAYS UK TO LEAD FINANCIAL 2008-05-23 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy London
08LONDON1586 U/S JEFFERY AND A/S O’BRIEN PRESS UK ON IRANIAN 2008-06-09 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
08ANKARA1417 GOT STATUS UPDATE ON TRANSFER OF BOEING 747 TO IRAN BY ANKAIR: THE PLOT THICKENS REF: SECSTATE 84112 2008-08-08 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Ankara
08ANKARA1476 SECOND UPDATE ON TRANSFER OF BOEING 747 TO IRAN BY ANKAIR REF: A. SECSTATE 84112 B. ANKARA 1417 2008-08-15 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Ankara
08STATE93558 S) SHIPMENT OF CHINESE ORIGIN GOODS DESTINED FOR IRAN 2008-09-02 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08STATE98975 URGING COALITION ALLIES TO APPROACH BEIJING ON CHINESE PROLIFERATION 2008-09-16 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
08PARIS2134 P3 CONSULTATIONS ON NONPROLIFERATION AND DISARMAMENT IN PARIS 2008-11-21 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Paris
09LONDON718 SCENESETTER FOR THE SECRETARY OF THE 2009-03-23 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
09STATE52348 IRISL CONTINUING EVASIVE ACTIVITIES IN MALTA 2009-05-21 2011-02-02 SECRET Secretary of State
09LONDON1310 2009-06-02 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
09LONDON1644 HMG RECEPTIVE TO USG APPROACH ON URANIUM SALES TO IRAN REF: STATE 72119 2009-07-16 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
09LONDON1750 S) TREASURY A/S COHEN URGES UK TO TAKE IRAN SANCTIONS; PRESS INTERPAL 2009-07-30 2011-02-02 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
09BERLIN1297 S) GERMANY PLANNING TO RECALL COMPUTERS CONNECTED WITH IRAN'S NUCLEAR PROGRAM REF: A. BERLIN 487 B. BERLIN 406 C. STATE 31434 BERLIN 00001297 001.2 OF 002 2009-10-19 2011-02-02 SECRET Embassy Berlin
10LONDON177 UK SUPPORTS CUTTING IRAN OFF FROM CORRESPONDENT BANKING 2010-01-25 2011-02-02 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
10STATE16219 IRISL'S UNINSURED FLEET AND EVASIVE ACTIONS NECESSITATE DENIAL OF PORT ENTRY WORLDWIDE 2010-02-23 2011-02-02 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
10STATE16220 IRISL'S UNINSURED FLEET AND EVASIVE ACTIONS NECESSITATE DENIAL OF PORT ENTRY WORLDWIDE 2010-02-23 2011-02-02 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
07LONDON4311 POSSIBLE NUCLEAR SMUGGLING INCIDENT/OFFER OF 2007-11-21 2011-02-01 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Embassy London
08TRIPOLI480 BUSINESS IS POLITICS: MARKS & SPENCER DRAMA TIED TO FATE OF 2008-06-18 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08LONDON1761 CWS/BWC: CLOSE ALLIES MEETING, JUNE 17-18, 2008 2008-07-02 2011-02-01 SECRET Embassy London
08TRIPOLI574 U.K. VISIT TO RABTA CHEMICAL WEAPONS PRODUCTION FACILITY 2008-07-14 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI650 LIBYA SEEKS TO PURCHASE 130,000 KALASHNIKOVS FOR UNKNOWN END-USERS CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) UK Embassy PolOff told P/E Chief on August 10 that HMG's Embassy in Tripoli had recently received a request from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to vet a request for a license to export to Libya a sizeable quantity of automatic rifles. UK company York Guns, acting as the intermediary between an unidentified Ukrainian arms manufacturer and procurement officials at Libya's Temporary People's Committee for Defense (MinDefense-equivalent), has requested an export license to deliver 130,000 Kalashnikov automatic rifles (NFI on model) to Libya in the fourth quarter of 2008. According to UK PolOff, it is not clear what the rifles would be used for; attempts to solicit further information from York Guns representatives and Government of Libya (GOL) officials have "raised more questions than they answered". 2. (C) He said the UK had received no answer as to whether the weapons would be used to equip Libyan military units, and in any event was skeptical that such would be the case given the quantity involved. (Note: Information available to the DATT suggest that Libya's armed forces comprise approximately 90,000 personnel, of which some 60,000 are in the ground forces. The London-based International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the total number of military personnel at 76,000. End note.) UK PolOff noted that the UK is concerned that the intention may be to re-export the weapons, particularly to armed rebel factions backed by Khartoum and/or Ndjamena in the Chad/Sudan conflict. He thought the license request would not be approved. 3. (SBU) In a similar case reported in open source media in April, Italian police arrested a number of Italian arms traffickers in February 2007 who were finalizing arrangements for the delivery of 500,000 Chinese-manufacture T-56 automatic rifles to Libya. The 500,000 represented the initial tranche of a deal that was to have included one million automatic rifles and 10 million rounds of ammunition. Media reports and Italian contacts indicated that Italian authorities concluded from their investigation that the weapons were to have been re-exported from Libya to Chad and Sudan. 4. (C) Comment: The fact that York Guns and GOL officials have been vague about the intended end-use of the 130,000 Kalashnikov rifles raises potentially troubling questions about the extent to which Libya is still involved in supplying military materiel to parties involved in the Chad/Sudan conflict. End comment. STEVENS 2008-08-18 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08STATE109845 MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME (MTCR): "BROKERING CONTROLS IN THE UNITED STATES ON DUAL-USE ITEMS" Classified By: ISN/MTR DIRECTOR PAM DURHAM FOR REASONS 1.4 (B), (D), AND (H). 2008-10-14 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Secretary of State
08LONDON2673 PAN AM 103 BOMBER HAS INCURABLE CANCER; LIBYANS 2008-10-24 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
08TRIPOLI868 U.K. DENIES LICENSE FOR EXPORT OF KALASHNIKOVS TO LIBYA; GOL POTENTIALLY SEEKING ALTERNATIVE SELLERS REF: A) TRIPOLI 650, B) STATE 95271 CLASSIFIED BY: Chris Stevens, CDA, Embassy Tripoli, U.S. Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 1. (C) U.K. Embassy PolOff told P/E Chief on October 30 that HMG had decided not/not to approve a license for U.K. company York Guns to export to Libya 130,000 Kashnikov automatic rifles. Per ref A, York Guns was to have acted as intermediary between an unidentified Ukrainian party and procurement officials at Libya's Temporary People's Committee for Defense (MOD-equivalent). Based on the intervention reported ref B and on concerns expressed by the U.K.'s Embassy in Tripoli that the Government of Libya (GOL) might have intended to re-export the weapons to either the governments or armed rebel factions in Chad and Sudan, the U.K.'s Foreign and Commonwealth Office recommended about one month ago against approving the export license. After conducting a review of the case, Whitehall concurred on October 30 with the decision to not/not approve the export license. 2. (C) Separately, Muhammad el-Obeidi, a Libyan businessman with ties to some quarters of Muammar al-Qadhafi's regime, told P/E Chief on October 23 that he had signed a contract with a Romanian company (NFI) for the export from Romania to Libya of 100,000 AK-47S automatic rifles. (Note: El-Obeidi's older brother was Libya's Minister of Defense from 1954-1969; his nephew is a former Prime Minister and the current MFA Secretary (U/S-equivalent) for European Affairs. End note.) El-Obeidi signed the contract in late September in Paris during a business trip there. El-Obeidi said he had been tapped to help facilitate procurement for the Jafl al-Khamis ("Khamis Brigade"), a special forces unit headed by Khamis al-Qadhafi, son of Muammar al-Qadhafi. He said Captain Ahmed Ben Shraga'a, head of procurement for the unit, has instructions to work through el-Obeidi on a number of "special procurement issues". El-Obeidi was open about the contract, but avoided the question as to whether the rifles were to be used in Libya or re-exported to another destination. STEVENS 2008-11-06 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI991 READOUT OF U.S.-UK-LIBYA TSCC BIO SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING, NOVEMBER 24-26 REF: 06 TRIPOLI 498 CLASSIFIED BY: John T. Godfrey, Acting DCM, U.S. Embassy - Tripoli, U.S. Dept of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2008-12-31 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI65 PAN AM BOMBER AL-MEGRAHI: THE VIEW FROM TRIPOLI 2009-01-28 2011-02-01 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
08TRIPOLI119 GOL POSTPONES ISN VISIT TO LIBYA'S RABTA SITE, TRILATERAL 2008-02-14 2011-01-31 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
08LONDON592 UK TO DESIGNATE THREE MEMBERS OF LIBYAN ISLAMIC 2008-02-26 2011-01-31 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy London
09TRIPOLI358 LIBYA-UK PRISONER TRANSFER AGREEMENT IN FORCE 2009-04-29 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI660 LIBYAN MEDIA SUBDUED ON MEGRAHI MEDIA BUZZ 2009-08-13 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI661 CODEL MCCAIN RAISES MEGRAHI WITH LIBYAN LEADER 2009-08-14 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI662 CORRECTED COPY: CODEL MCCAIN RAISES MEGRAHI WITH LIBYAN 2009-08-14 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI663 CONFLICTING MESSAGES ON PENDING RELEASE OF ABDEL BASSETT 2009-08-16 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI683 DEMARCHE DELIVERED: ENCOURAGING A MEASURED RESPONSE TO 2009-08-20 2011-01-31 SECRET Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI684 MEDIA REACTION: RELEASE OF PAN AM 103 BOMBER MEGRAHI REF: A. Tripoli 662; B. Tripoli 660 CLASSIFIED BY: Joan Polaschik, Charge d'Affaires, U.S. Embassy Tripoli, Department of State. REASON: 1.4 (b), (d) 2009-08-20 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI685 MEGRAHI RETURNS TO LIBYA ACCOMPANIED BY SAIF AL-ISLAM 2009-08-21 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI686 QADHAFI PERSONALLY WELCOMES LOCKERBIE BOMBER 2009-08-23 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy Tripoli
09LONDON1946 SCOTTISH PARLIAMENT HOLDS EMERGENCY 2009-08-24 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL//NOFORN Embassy London
09TRIPOLI689 LIBYAN OFFICIALS "DISAPPOINTED" WITH MEGRAHI RECEPTION, 2009-08-25 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
09TRIPOLI692 LIBYAN PROTOCOL CHIEF ON PLANS FOR SEPTEMBER 1, NEW YORK 2009-08-26 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
10TRIPOLI46 2010-01-19 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
10TRIPOLI90 LIBYA/NPT: FOLLOW-UP TRILATERAL DEMARCHE DELIVERED REF: A) STATE 7931; B) TRIPOLI 46; C) STATE 5942; D) STATE 4457 2010-02-01 2011-01-31 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Tripoli
10BERLIN194 BRITISH FOREIGN OFFICE DEFENCE CHIEF DISCUSSES 2010-02-19 2011-01-28 SECRET Embassy Berlin
09ISLAMABAD2903 DEMARCHE DELIVERED ON OMAR SAEED SHEIKH CASEREF: SECSTATE 108201 2009-12-03 2011-01-25 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Islamabad
08STATE99666 CRITICAL EQUIPMENT NEEDS FOR IRAN,S NEW IR-2 CENTRIFUGE DESIGN 2008-09-17 2011-01-20 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
06LONDON7670 C) COTE D'IVOIRE: UK SHARES U.S. CONCERNS BUT 2006-10-30 2011-01-13 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy London
07STATE18563 DEMARCHE REQUEST ON ICELANDIC PEACEKEEPERS IN PRT 2007-02-14 2011-01-13 UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY Secretary of State
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