Viewing cable 09STATE20624, DUTCH FIRM SELLING UAV ENGINES TO IRANIAN DEALER
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|09STATE20624||2009-03-05 15:03||2011-01-19 20:08||SECRET||Secretary of State|
VZCZCXYZ0005 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHC #0624 0641608 ZNY SSSSS ZZH P R 051552Z MAR 09 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO RUEHTC/AMEMBASSY THE HAGUE PRIORITY 4554 INFO MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME COLLECTIVE
S E C R E T STATE 020624 SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/05/2034 TAGS: PARM PREL MNUC ETTC MTCRE NL IR SUBJECT: DUTCH FIRM SELLING UAV ENGINES TO IRANIAN DEALER (S) Classified By: ISN/MTR DIRECTOR PAM DURHAM FOR REASONS 1.4 (B), (D), AND (H). ¶1. (U) This is an action request. Please see paragraph 4. ¶2. (S) Background. The United States has information indicating that in October 2008, Iranian businessman Hamid Reihani established himself as a dealer for the Dutch gas turbine engine manufacturer AMT Netherlands. We also understand that in November 2008, AMT Netherlands shipped Titan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engines and Pegasus engines to Reihani - possibly via a Reihani associate in the United Arab Emirates. Shipping documents may have identified the engines as model aircraft parts. Although we do not have any information on the identity of the end-user, Reihani has previous associations with individuals affiliated with the Iranian UAV entity Qods Aviation (or Aeronautics) Industries, an entity designated under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 for its association with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. ¶3. (S) We want to urge Dutch officials to investigate this information and take all appropriate measures to ensure that AMT Netherlands is not acting as a supplier to Iranian entities of proliferation concern. ¶4. (S) Action request: Request Embassy The Hague approach host government officials to deliver talking points/non-paper in paragraph 5 and report response. Talking points may also be provided as a non-paper. ¶5. (S) Begin talking points/non-paper: (SECRET//REL NETHERLANDS) -- We would like to alert you to a matter of proliferation concern and request your assistance in investigating this activity. -- The U.S. has information indicating that in early October 2008, the Iranian businessman Hamid Reihani of Parilla Company Ltd. became a dealer for the Dutch gas turbine engine manufacturer AMT Netherlands. -- We also understand that at that time, an associate of AMT Netherlands provided Reihani with price quotes for a number of items, including Titan unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) engines, as well as Pegasus and Olympus engines. -- Our information further indicates that AMT Netherlands shipped Pegasus and Titan engines to Reihani during November 2008 - possibly via a Reihani associate in the United Arab Emirates - and that the engines may have been identified on shipping documents as model aircraft parts. -- Although the end-users for these engines were not identified, we are concerned that Reihani could act as a supplier to Iranian UAV entities, as Reihani has previous associations with individuals either affiliated or involved with Qods Aviation (or Aeronautics) Industries. -- Qods Aeronautics Industries is an entity designated under United Nations Security Council Resolution 1747 for its association with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. -- We therefore hope you will investigate this activity and use all available measures to ensure that AMT Netherlands is not acting as a supplier to entities of proliferation concern. -- We look forward to continued cooperation on nonproliferation issues and to hearing of any actions your government takes in response to this information. ¶6. (U) Please contact ISN/MTR's John Paul Herrmann with any questions or follow-up issues related to this case XXXXXXXXXXXX and slug reporting on this issue for ISN/MTR. ¶7. (U) A word version of this document will be posted at www.state.sgov.gov/demarche. CLINTON