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Title: EL SALVADOR ON VENEZUELA/IRAN RELATIONSHIP

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07SANSALVADOR10712007-05-31 20:48:00 2011-08-30 01:44:00 CONFIDENTIAL Embassy San Salvador
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DEPARTMENT FOR WHA/AND AND NEA/IRAN 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL: 05/31/2017 
TAGS: PREL MARR PHUM MASS ECON PTER VE IR ES
SUBJECT: EL SALVADOR ON VENEZUELA/IRAN RELATIONSHIP 
 
REF: A. SAN SALVADOR 273 
 
     ¶B. SAN SALVADOR 588 
     ¶C. STATE 61378 
 
Classified By: Ambassador Charles L. Glazer, Reasons 1.4 (b) and (d) 
 
¶1. (C)  On May 31, poloff raised reftel C points with MFA 
Multilateral Affairs Chief Mario Rivera.  (Note:  The GOES 
has repeatedly raised with Post their misgivings about the 
growing Iran-Venezuela relationship, as well as potential 
Iran-Nicaragua ties; see reftels A and B.  End note.)  Rivera 
said that the GOES shares USG concerns about Venezuela-Iran 
ties, and would be very interested if we could provide them 
with more information about the weaknesses of Venezuelan 
travel documents and the nationalities of non-Venezuelans who 
may have obtained such documents.  They are also concerned 
that in the future, the Government of Nicaragua may begin to 
issue travel documents to non-Nicaraguans, or that their 
travel document security will be weakened.  As the 
Salvadorans are part of the CA-4 border agreement that allows 
free travel of the citizens of El Salvador, Guatemala, 
Honduras, and Nicaragua among member countries, Rivera says 
the GOES worries that extremists could potentially use 
Nicaraguan travel documents to travel throughout the area. 
Rivera said the GOES was considering appropriate fora in 
which they could voice such concerns about the Venezuela-Iran 
and Nicaragua-Iran relationship with neighbors and other 
allies. 
 
¶2. (C)  COMMENT:  The GOES is an excellent ally on this issue 
and indeed had already raised many of these same concerns 
with Post on various occassions, including a presentation on 
the topic for the Ambassador by the Salvadoran National 
Security Council.  President Saca raised his concerns as well 
with AG Gonzales in his February visit to El Salvador, and 
with President Bush during their Oval Office meeting in 
April.  The Department can continue to rely on the GOES as a 
possible interlocuter and messenger to other governments on 
the topic.  END COMMENT. 
Glazer