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Reference ID Created Released Classification Origin
08MANILA878
2008-04-11 07:05
2011-08-30 01:44
CONFIDENTIAL
Embassy Manila

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C O N F I D E N T I A L MANILA 000878

SIPDIS

SIPDIS

STATE FOR ISN/RA, IO/T, EAP/MTS, EAP/RSP

E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/13/2018
TAGS: PREL PARM KNNP IR RP MNUC
SUBJECT: PHILIPPINES SUPPORTS TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS ON IRANIANS

REF: SECSTATE 33674

Classified By: Political Counselor Thomas B. Gibbons, Reasons 1.4 (b) a
nd (d)

¶1. (C) The Philippine government has agreed to deny visas to
the individuals designated in UN Security Council Resolutions
(UNSCRs) 1737, 1747, and 1803. Director Leah Ruiz of the
Office of United Nations and International Organizations
(UNIO) at the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) told poloff
April 7 that the DFA had carefully studied UNSCR 1803, and
fully agreed with the U.S. commitment to a de facto travel
ban (per reftel). Special Assistant Querobine Deapera
confirmed April 8 that the DFA Office of Consular Affairs was
aware of the three UNSCRs, particularly 1803. Ruiz called
the Office of Consular Affairs the “first line of defense”
and said that individuals such as the 35 designated in UNSCRs
would be denied visas at the Philippine Embassy in Tehran.
If Iranians applied for a visa outside of Iran — such as
Iranian students abroad — their information would be sent to
the Philippine Embassy in Tehran as well as to DFA offices in
Manila for processing, where the designated individuals would
be noted. Deapera explained that the Office of Consular
Affairs also forwards information to the Bureau of
Immigration, which would become involved if the consular line
of defense were breached. Ruiz outlined that the Bureau of
Immigration denies individuals entry at air and seaports, and
deports individuals fraudulently or accidentally admitted to
the Philippines, and that the Bureau of Immigration would use
the list of designated individuals for that purpose, as
required. According to Deapera, in disseminating information
to Philippine diplomatic posts, the Office of Consular
Affairs also consults regularly with Philippine intelligence
agencies (she specifically cited the Anti-Terrorism Council).

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http://www.state.sgov.gov/p/eap/manila/index. cfm

You can also access this site through the State Department’s
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http://www.state.sgov.
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