247088 2/3/2010 20:29 10STATE11059 Secretary of State UNCLASSIFIED//FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY 10YEREVAN29 VZCZCXYZ0000 PP RUEHWEB DE RUEHC #1059 0342036 ZNR UUUUU ZZH P 032029Z FEB 10 FM SECSTATE WASHDC TO RUEHYE/AMEMBASSY YEREVAN PRIORITY 8430 INFO RUEHBM/AMEMBASSY BUCHAREST PRIORITY 2996 UNCLAS STATE 011059
E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: ASEC, MASS, PGOV, PHUM, AM SUBJECT: LEAHY VETTING RESPONSE (YEREVAN 29)
REF: YEREVAN 29
1. (U) This cable responds to the action request in reftel requesting human rights vetting for the candidates nominated to attend the Export Controls Best Practices Workshop in Bucharest, Romania from February 2-5, 2010.
2. (SBU) The Department of State has vetted the individuals listed in reftel and possesses no credible derogatory information as of 02/01/2010. Post is authorized to include the following individuals in USG-funded training:
Last Name: Mirzoyan First Name: Vahan Agency: National Security Service, senior officer. DPOB: 05-MAY-1969, Armenia Rank: Major Gender: Male Nationality: Armenian Ppt#: AA0376082
Last Name: Davit First Name: Benglyan Agency: Ministry of Defense, Deputy Head of Division DPOB: 22-DEC-1966, Armenia Gender: Male Nationality: Armenian Ppt#: AC0288809
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 individuals identified above, as of 02/01/2010. Post may cite this cable in response.
4. (SBU) Note that if Post subsequently becomes aware of possible human rights violations by the individuals 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