Details of US lobbying of EU member states to proscribe LTTE revealed in US diplomatic cables published by wikileaks

Table of meetings to deliver reference telegrams (A or B) urging EU listing of LTTE:

Date of meetingMeeting detailsCable reporting locationCable titlewikileaks link
19-Sep-05US “Poloff conveyed reftel points …to Miguel Garcia Herraiz in the [Spanish] MFA Directorate General for Terrorism, Arms Control, and Disarmament and urged Spanish support for the listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organization.”MadridSPAIN SUPPORTS EU LISTING OF LTTE AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05MADRID3301_a.html
20-Sep-05US “Emboff delivered reftel points to [Irish] Department of Foreign Affairs UN/International Terrorism and Illicit Drugs section First Secretary Maurice Biggar.”DublinIRELAND: UNLIKELY TO PUSH FOR LTTE DESIGNATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05DUBLIN1165_a.html
20-Sep-05US diplomats “delivered reftel demarche encouraging an EU listing of the LTTE as a terrorist organization to Julien Deruffe, the [French] MFA’s senior desk officer for counter-terrorism.”ParisFRENCH SUPPORT LISTING LTTE BUT WARY OF “TIMING”https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05PARIS6442_a.html
20-Sep-05 (?)US diplomats “also delivered reftel demarche to Regis Pelissier, office director for International Finance Systems at the [French] Finance Ministry.”ParisFRENCH SUPPORT LISTING LTTE BUT WARY OF “TIMING”https://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05PARIS6442_a.html
21-Sep-05US diplomats meet with “Tomas Gulbinas, Head of the [Lithuanian] MFA’s Common Foreign and Security Policy Division”ViliniusGOL SUPPORTS DESIGNATING LTTE AS TERRORIST GROUPhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05VILNIUS1062_a.html
22-Sep-05US diplomats meet with “Dainius Kamaitis, Head of the  [Lithuanian] MFA’s Asia and Pacific Division”ViliniusGOL SUPPORTS DESIGNATING LTTE AS TERRORIST GROUPhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05VILNIUS1062_a.html
26-Sep-05US “PolChief delivered subject demarche to [Finnish] Ambassador Mikko Pyhala, MFA office director for South Asia”HelsinkiFINLAND WILL NOT (YET) SUPPORT LISTING THE LTTE AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05HELSINKI1015_a.html
30-Sep-05US “Pol-Econ Chief and Poloff met with Petr Kaiser, Director of the Czech MFA’s CFSP Department”PragueCZECHS AGREE — THE TAMIL TIGERS ARE A TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/05PRAGUE1422_a.html
28-Apr-06US “Econoff [Richard Huff] met … with [Netherlands’] Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) official Joost van Ettro, Policy Officer, Terrorism and New Threats Unit, Political Affairs Department to deliver reftel A. points urging the immediate EU listing of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) as a terrorist organization.The HagueNO DUTCH RESERVATIONS ON EU LISTING OF TAMIL TIGERShttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06THEHAGUE995_a.html
28-Apr-06US “Global Affairs officer delivered ref A demarche to Anke Reiffenstuhl, desk officer in the German MFA Counterterrorism Office”BerlinGERMANY: DEMARCHE ON EU LISTING OF TAMIL TIGERShttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06BERLIN1171_a.html
28-Apr-06 (?)US “Global Affairs Acting Counselor  [Mark Koumans] also spoke with [German] MFA counterterrorism Director Matthias Sonn (Please Strictly Protect).”BerlinGERMANY: DEMARCHE ON EU LISTING OF TAMIL TIGERShttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06BERLIN1171_a.html
28-Apr-06US diplomats “delivered ref B demarche regarding EU designation of the Tamil Tigers to Eve Sirp, [Estonia’s] MFA Acting Director of Divison for Asia, Australia and Oceania”TallinnESTONIA: DEMARCHE ON EU TAMIL TIGERS DESIGNATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06TALLINN480_a.html
2-May-06US “Poloff delivered reftel message…to Giorgos Samouel, who handles Asia in the [Cyprus’] MFA’s Political Affairs Division.NicosiaDEMARCHE DELIVERED ON EU LISTING OF TAMIL TIGERShttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06NICOSIA657_a.html
2-May-06US “Econoff [Richard Huff] delivered reftel points separately … to [Netherlands] Ministry of Finance (MOF) Official Eric Ligthart, Deputy Director, Financial Integrity Unit.The HagueNO DUTCH RESERVATIONS ON EU LISTING OF TAMIL TIGERShttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06THEHAGUE995_a.html
3-May-06US “Poloff discussed Ref demarche on May 3 with the [Italian] MFA’s Enrico Valvo of the counter-terrorism office and Giuseppe Cinti, Soth Asian Office DirectorRomeITALY UNCERTAIN LISTING TAMIL TIGERS WILL PROMOTE PEACEhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06ROME1324_a.html
4-May-06US “emboff delivered reftel points to [Irish] Department of Foreign Affairs Asia and Oceania Deputy Director James McIntyre and UN/Terrorism and Illicit Drugs section First Secretary Maurice Biggar”DublinIRELAND SUPPORTS LTTE DESIGNATION, BUT DOUBTFUL ON CLEARINGHOUSE VOTEhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06DUBLIN500_a.html
5-May-06US “Embassy raised reftel points with Simon Bond of the [UK] Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s South Asia Department and Ben Lyon of the FCO’s Counterterrorism Policy Department.”LondonDEMARCHE ON EU LISTING OF THE LTTE AS A TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06LONDON3207_a.html
15-May-06US “Poloff [Carleton Bulkin]delivered reftel points and background to Erno Bohar, Director General of the [Hungarian] MFA’s Fifth Territorial District on May 15.  Bohar told Poloff that the MFA does not plan to have a response until May 18.”BudapestHUNGARY: RESPONSE TO FOLLOW-UP DEMARCHE ON EU TAMIL TIGERS DESIGNATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06BUDAPEST1024_a.html
16-May-06
US “Poloff met May 16 with Ivana Grollova, Czech MFA Asia Department’s Head of the Far East and Pacific Unit.” PragueCZECHS: EU SHOULD DESIGNATE TAMIL TIGERS AS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06PRAGUE531_a.html
24-May-06US “Poloff discussed reftel points with Erno Bohar, Director General of the [Hungarian] MFA’s Fifth Territorial Directorate”BudapestHUNGARY: FINAL RESPONSE TO EU TAMIL TIGERS DESIGNATIONhttps://wikileaks.org/plusd/cables/06BUDAPEST1127_a.html