Keep Us Strong WikiLeaks logo

Currently released so far... 2497 / 251,287

Articles

Browse latest releases

Browse by creation date

Browse by origin

A B C D F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W Y Z

Browse by tag

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
QA
YE YM YI

Browse by classification

Community resources

courage is contagious

Viewing cable 08BERLIN1068, s) germany requests release of xxxxxxxxxxxx

If you are new to these pages, please read an introduction on the structure of a cable as well as how to discuss them with others. See also the FAQs

Understanding cables
Every cable message consists of three parts:
  • The top box shows each cables unique reference number, when and by whom it originally was sent, and what its initial classification was.
  • The middle box contains the header information that is associated with the cable. It includes information about the receiver(s) as well as a general subject.
  • The bottom box presents the body of the cable. The opening can contain a more specific subject, references to other cables (browse by origin to find them) or additional comment. This is followed by the main contents of the cable: a summary, a collection of specific topics and a comment section.
To understand the justification used for the classification of each cable, please use this WikiSource article as reference.

Discussing cables
If you find meaningful or important information in a cable, please link directly to its unique reference number. Linking to a specific paragraph in the body of a cable is also possible by copying the appropriate link (to be found at theparagraph symbol). Please mark messages for social networking services like Twitter with the hash tags #cablegate and a hash containing the reference ID e.g. #08BERLIN1068.
Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08BERLIN1068 2008-08-06 07:07 2010-12-05 12:12 SECRET Embassy Berlin
Appears in these articles:
http://www.spiegel.de
VZCZCXRO4409
PP RUEHDE
DE RUEHRL #1068 2190727
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
P 060727Z AUG 08
FM AMEMBASSY BERLIN
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC PRIORITY 1851
INFO RUCNFRG/FRG COLLECTIVE
RUEHAD/AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI 0154
RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 0107
S e c r e t berlin 001068

Sipdis
state for isn/mtr (herrmann), eur/ce, and eur/pra (hardiman)

E.o. 12958: decl: 08/06/2033
Tags: parm, prel, ettc, mtcre, ksca, ir, aec, gm
Subject: (s) germany requests release of xxxxxxxxxxxx
nonpaper to the german criminal customs office (zka)

Ref: a. State 77660
b. Berlin 1000

Classified By: Global Affairs Unit Chief Don L. Brown for
reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

1. (u) this is an action request. Please see para 4.

2. (S) The German MFA requested USG permission to release
the REF A nonpaper to the German Customs Office of Criminal
Investigation (ZKA) (not/not for further dissemination) in
support of a continued investigation. It appears as though
the ZKA investigation into xxxxxxxxxxxx is still active,
contrary to a previous MFA statement, but this case has not
progressed to the German court system.

3. (S) On August 4, German MFA Export Control Division Desk
Officer, Wiebke Wacker, told Global Affairs Officer that the
ZKA had asked her office for additional information regarding
the business dealings between xxxxxxxxxxxx
business and Iran's primary solid fuel missile developer, the
Shahid Bakeri Industrial Group (SBIG). (Comment: Wacker had
previously indicated (REF B) that the ZKA halted their
investigation into xxxxxxxxxxxx due to a lack of
evidence linking xxxxxxxxxxxx with SBIG. End Comment). In
response to the ZKA request, Wacker informed the ZKA of the
REF A nonpaper passed to her on July 21 but told them that
she could release the information due to a restriction on
third party dissemination stated in the nonpaper's caveat.
She informed the ZKA that she would make the appropriate
request through U.S. Embassy Berlin. (Comment: It should be
noted that the REF A nonpaper was classified as SECRET//REL
GERMANY, so there might not be any issue releasing this
nonpaper to the ZKA. End Comment).

4. (SBU) ACTION REQUEST: Post requests Department guidance
in responding to the dissemination request posed in paragraph

3. Koenig