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Cablegate: Spain On Restrictions On Export Credits/Financing

Published: Mon 2 Jul 2007 05:27 PM
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P 021727Z JUL 07
FM AMEMBASSY MADRID
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 2907
INFO RUCNMEM/EU MEMBER STATES COLLECTIVE
RUEHSS/OECD POSTS COLLECTIVE
RUEHGG/UN SECURITY COUNCIL COLLECTIVE
RUEATRS/DEPT OF TREASURY WASHDC
RUCPDOC/DEPT OF COMMERCE WASHDC
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UNCLAS MADRID 001290
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: PREL EFIN ETRD EXIM OECD UN SP IR ECON
SUBJECT: SPAIN ON RESTRICTIONS ON EXPORT CREDITS/FINANCING
TO IRAN
REF: SECSTATE 81876
EconOffs talked with Ricardo Santamaria Burgos and Maria Jose
Lopez Calvo from the Ministry of Industry's Directorate
General of Commerce and Investment regarding reftel demarche.
Santatmaria indicated that Spain is in agreement with the EU
position that members should not respond to the questionnaire
because the OECD was not the right forum to interpret
internationl law, in particular Security Council resolutions.
AGUIRRE
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