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E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PREL, EAID, ENRG, EUN, KPAL, MARR, PGOV, BK, IR, IS, SO, SR, SU, YI, NL SUBJECT: NETHERLANDS/EU: PRE-GAERC DEMARCHE FOLLOW-ON
REF: A. THE HAGUE 0094
B. STATE 5256 C. STATE 05640
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1. (SBU) Following the transmission of The Hague 00094 (ref A) on the Dutch response to the GAERC demarche (ref B), post received the following information about Dutch intentions with regard to UNSCR 1737 and Iran from Andre van Wiggen, Deputy Director, Terrorism and New Threats Unit, Political Affairs Division, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
2. (SBU) Van Wiggen told econoff that the Dutch approach to implementing UNSCR 1737 "remains to be seen," and would be determined the week of January 22 by an inter-ministerial meeting between the Dutch ministries of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Justice, Transportation, Agriculture, Education, as well as Dutch immigration, customs, and tax agencies. This group would identify which of GAERC's resolutions are relevant, van Wiggen said, and that any subsequent Dutch action would depend on whether the information provided is enough to legally justify a ban on entities related to Iran's nuclear and missile programs. Van Wiggen added that specific and robust information is also needed in the case of the Saderat and Sepah banks prior to Dutch or EU action. Post will follow up and report on any substantive outcome from the inter-ministerial meeting.
3. (U) Post also received confirmation from Wink Joosten, Trade Policy Department, Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs (MEA) that the Energy Policy Non-Paper (ref C) had been delivered to Rodrigo Pinto Scholtbach, Senior Policy Officer at MEA's International Department for the Directorate General for Energy and Telecom. ARNALL