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06MANAGUA474 2006-03-03 15:52:00 SECRET Embassy Managua
Cable title:  

(C-NE6-00140) CURRENTLY NO IRANIAN DIPLOMATIC

Tags:   PINR PREL NU 
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DE RUEHMU #0474 0621552
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 031552Z MAR 06
FM AMEMBASSY MANAGUA
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 5454
INFO RUEHZA/WHA CENTRAL AMERICAN COLLECTIVE
RUEHCV/AMEMBASSY CARACAS 0561
RUEHME/AMEMBASSY MEXICO 3343
RHEFDIA/DIA WASHINGTON DC
RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHINGTON DC
					  S E C R E T MANAGUA 000474 

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/CEN AND INR/I

E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/22/2031
TAGS: PINR PREL NU
SUBJECT: (C-NE6-00140) CURRENTLY NO IRANIAN DIPLOMATIC
PRESENCE IN NICARAGUA

REF: A. STATE 26750


B. MANAGUA 134

Classified By: AMBASSADOR PAUL TRIVELLI. REASONS 1.4 (B,D).



1. (S) According to the Nicaraguan Foreign Ministry, although
Nicaragua and Iran do enjoy diplomatic relations, the
Government of Iran currently has no diplomatic presence in
Nicaragua, neither an embassy or consulate, nor any bilateral
or international agency representations. The Iranian Embassy
in Mexico is responsible for covering Nicaragua. As a
result, there are currently no Iranian diplomatic activities
in Nicaragua and no official public exposure.

2.(S) As reported in reftel B, Nicaragua theoretically owes
Iran approximately USD 300 million in old oil debt from the
1980s, and Foreign Minister Norman Caldera has stated that
the two countries may have to discuss ways to resolve the
issue at some point.



3. (S) In recent years, the GON has periodically contacted
the Embassy prior to issuing visas to at least some Iranian
travelers coming to Nicaragua for unstated purposes. The GON
has requested checks on four such travelers since January
2005, two of these during February 2006.



4. (S) The total number of Iranians resident in Nicaragua or
passing through the country is unknown. Post is
investigating this subject and will report on it septel.
TRIVELLI