Viewing cable 06VILNIUS15
Title: (C) GOL UNLIKELY TO APPROVE HELICOPTER TRAINING

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06VILNIUS152006-01-06 15:48:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy Vilnius
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C O N F I D E N T I A L VILNIUS 000015 
 
SIPDIS 
 
STATE FOR EUR/NB, EUR/PRA, AND ISN/CATR 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/05/2016 
TAGS: KSTC PARM PREL ETTC MASS IR RS LH
SUBJECT: (C) GOL UNLIKELY TO APPROVE HELICOPTER TRAINING 
FOR IRANIANS 
 
REF: A. SECSTATE 1970 
 
     ¶B. VILNIUS 1346 (2005) 
 
Classified By: Political/Economic Officer Alexander Titolo for reasons 
1.4 (b) and (d). 
 
¶1. (C) We delivered ref A points regarding the Lithuanian 
firm Avia Baltika's license application to broker helicopter 
training to Iranian pilots in Russia to Martynas Lukosevicius 
of the MFA'S Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament 
Division, January 6.  Encouraging Lukosevicius to share with 
us any additional information that becomes available 
concerning the identity of the Iranian pilots, we advised 
against approving Avia Baltika's application.  Lukosevicius 
said that the MFA shares our concerns, and will recommend to 
the Ministry of Economy's licensing division, which has the 
final decision in this matter, that it not approve Avia 
Baltika's request for a license.  He noted that it is highly 
unlikely that the Ministry of Economy will approve a license 
over MFA objections. 
 
¶2.  (C) Lukosevicius told us that he expects the Ministry of 
Economy to decide this issue within two weeks.  He said that 
the Ministry of Defense had requested more information (most 
notably the identity of the pilots) from Avia Baltika as part 
of its internal review of this application, but had not yet 
received this information.  We will inform Department septel 
of the final decision, and any further details about the 
proposed training or trainees that become available. 
KELLY