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00ULAANBAATAR1422
2000-11-28 03:56:00
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Embassy Ulaanbaatar
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MONGOLIA: 2000 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT

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R 280356Z NOV 00
FM AMEMBASSY ULAANBAATAR
TO SECSTATE WASHDC 4653
INFO AMEMBASSY BEIJING 
AMCONSUL HONG KONG 
USCINCPAC HONOLULU HI//FPA//
						
					
UNCLAS ULAANBAATAR 001422 STATE FOR S/CT FOR REAP E.O. 12958: N/A TAGS: PTER MG SUBJECT: MONGOLIA: 2000 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT REF: STATE 217248 POST PROVIDES THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO REFTEL REQUEST: A) THERE HAVE BEEN NO ACTS OF INTERNATIONAL OR DOMESTIC TERRORISM IN MONGOLIA DURING 2000. B) THERE WERE NO CASES OF EXTRADITION OR REQUESTS FOR EXTRADITION IN TERRORIST CASES. C) N/A D) N/A E) ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2000, PARLIAMENT APPROVED THE GOM DECISION TO BECOME A PARTY TO THE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION FOR THE SUPPRESSION OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS. F) THE GOM DOES NOT SUPPORT INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM, TERRORISTS OR TERRORIST GROUPS. G) THE GOM HAS NOT/NOT MADE STATEMENTS OF SUPPORT OF A TERRORIST-SUPPORTING COUNTRY ON A TERRORISM ISSUE. H) THE GOM IS GRADUALLY BECOMING MORE AWARE OF THESE ISSUES AND HOPES TO WORK COOPERATIVELY IN THE REGION TO PREVENT GROWTH OF TRANSNATIONAL CRIME, INCLUDING TERRORISM. BECAUSE OF ITS LONG AND RATHER POROUS BORDERS WITH RUSSIA AND CHINA, THE GOM IS AWARE OF ITS VULNERABILITY TO TRANSNATIONAL CRIME. POST ENGAGES THE GOM IN DISCUSSION OF SUCH ISSUES FREQUENTLY. I) IN JULY 2000 THE AMBASSADOR PARTICIPATED IN A COLLECTIVE G-8 DEMARCHE TO URGE GOM ACCESSION TO THE 1997 CONVENTION ON THE SUPPRESSION OF TERRORIST BOMBINGS AND THE 1999 FINANCING OF TERRORISM CONVENTION. IN FEBRUARY 1999 FBI HONOLULU SPECIAL AGENT IN CHARGE MYRON FULLER CONDUCTED ANTI-TERRORISM TRAINING WITH THE BORDER TROOPS, CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY, GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND GENERAL POLICE DEPARTMENT. SINCE THEN POST HAS MAINTAINED AN ACTIVE EXCHANGE WITH THE GENERAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY AND POLICE DEPARTMENT WHERE THE INFORMATION WOULD IMPACT ON MISSION SECURITY. WHERE POSSIBLE AND APPROPRIATE, THE RSO ARRANGES TO INCLUDE GOM OFFICIALS OR AGENCIES IN MEETINGS AND TRAINING DEALING WITH COUNTER-TERRORISM. J) N/A K) POST HAS SOUGHT COOPERATION FROM THE GOM FOR ADDITIONAL SECURITY FOR THE EMBASSY COMPOUND IN SEVERAL CASES WHEN POST BELIEVED THE SPECIFIC THREAT LEVEL HAD INCREASED. AT SUCH TIMES, THE GOM WORKED CLOSELY WITH THE MISSION, AND POST EXPECTS THAT SUCH ASSISTANCE WOULD BE FORTHCOMING IN THE FUTURE. DINGER