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Identifier
Created
Classification
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08ABUDHABI865
2008-07-30 10:01:00
SECRET
Embassy Abu Dhabi
Cable title:  

WARNING UAE OF VISIT BY KOMID REPRESENTATIVE

Tags:  PARM PREL MTCRE IR AE 
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P 301001Z JUL 08
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1270
						
						
S E C R E T ABU DHABI 000865

SIPDIS

DEPARTMENT FOR NEA/ARP, T, ISN/MTCR: JMAYES

E.O. 12958: DECL: 07/29/2018
TAGS: PARM PREL MTCRE IR AE

SUBJECT: WARNING UAE OF VISIT BY KOMID REPRESENTATIVE

REF: STATE 81224

Classified by Charge d'Affaires Martin Quinn, Reasons 1.4 (b,d).

(S) On July 29, POLCHIEF and TDY ECONOFF met with MFA Director for
European, American, and Oceanic Affairs Ali Al Zarouni to deliver
reftel nonpaper regarding attempts by North Korea's primary weapons
trading firm, Korean Mining Development Corporation (KOMID), to
acquire a visa for one of its representatives to travel to the United
Arab Emirates. POLCHIEF explained this individual's association with
KOMID's assistance to Iran's missile program, and noted that his
travel to the UAE could pose proliferation risks. Zarouni took the
urgency of the matter on board and promised to pass the information
to appropriate UAE officials.
QUINN