A journalist friend of mine is trying to get some answers from the Icelandic police in relation to a stated liaison between GRPO and the Iceland police. The USA embassy claims it doesnt know that the GRPO is (lol) and I want to ask the Icelandic police about this liaison at a meeting in the parliament. Would be very useful to know what this stands for. Cant find anything useful online, so forget about google. We need your help, if you know how to decode this.
¶D. (S/NF) Iceland does not have an intelligence service. The National Security Unit (NSU) within the National Commissioner's Office handles threat information analysis. The NSU is comprised of three individuals. The NSU is too small to undertake any type of intelligence gathering role and responds to threats as they arise, such as threats against Icelandic officials, demonstrations/protests, and "extremist" groups. The NSU is not a tradecraft or covert group. There are no terrorism-related examples, but the NSU's investigative and analytical capabilities have been demonstrated through operations in varying fields of law enforcement such as organized crime (OC), counterintelligence (CI), and counter-narcotics (CN). GRPO maintains liaison with the NSU. ¶E. (SBU) Law enforcement agencies, including the NSU, have been very cooperative with US Embassy requests for information and support.
Random Cables where the GRPO is mentioned to get some context:“Two separate GRPO sources, one highly credible, have alleged that Patiño obtained and managed Venezuelan funds for Correa’s campaign. An uncorroborated report from a GRPO source indicated that Patiño also solicited funds from the FARC for Correa’s campaign,” the cable reads.„On December 15-16, 2009, Treasury DepartmentActing Assistant Secretary of the Office of Intelligence andAnalysis Howard Mendelsohn, along with GRPO officers and Treasuryanalysts, met with senior officials from the UAE's State SecurityDepartment (SSD) and Dubai's General Department of State Security(GDSS) to discuss suspected Taliban-related financial activity inthe UAE. Prior to these meetings, GRPO and Treasury passed to SSDand GDSS detailed information on the financing of the Taliban andother terrorist and extremist groups based in Afghanistan andPakistan.“„During the course of the two multi-hour intelligenceexchange sessions, GRPO and Treasury analysts walked through thepreviously shared information suggesting that Taliban-relatedfinance officials have visited the UAE in order to raise or movefunds.“„GRPO and Treasury analysts also sharednames and phone numbers of multiple Taliban and Haqqani associatesknown either to reside in or travel to the UAE.“„UAE security services were not familiar with the names of specific UAE-based LT members shared by GRPO and Treasury, but promised to follow up onthe information.“„On 06 November 2007, ARSOI coordinatedwith GRPO and scheduled a follow up interview of Subjectdetailed in RefTel who claimed to have information about thesale of uranium. ARSOI began the interview and subsequentlyintroduced the Subject to GRPO to answer detailed questionssent from GRPO headquarters. GRPO will send detailed resultsof the interview via SepTel.“„RSO and GRPO will continue coordinating effortsand wait for GRPO headquarters to determine if theinformation obtained during the interview merits additionalcontact with the Subject.“„This National HUMINT Collection Directive (NHCD) is compliant with the National Intelligence Priorities Framework (NIPF), which was established in response to NSPD-26 of February 24, 2003. If needed, GRPO can provide further background on the NIPF and the use of NIPF abbreviations (shown in parentheses following each sub-issue below) in NHCDs.“„Military and Security Issues 1) Critical Infrastructure Protection (INFR-4) 2) Military Structure and Capabilities (FMCC-4) 3) GRPO can provide text of this issue. 4) Health and Medical Developments (HLTH-4)“„There are opportunities in the area of security cooperation, too. For starters, we know that Tunisia could be doing a better job in sharing intelligence with us aboutTUNIS 00000492 005 OF 005the threat of terrorism in North Africa. This was all too clear when, yet again, the GOT failed recently to share information with us in a timely fashion on a reported plot against US military personnel. GRPO has been taking steps to increase cooperation through liaison channels; while there has been progress, more is possible.“„Tunisian cooperation in the intelligence arena has been uneven. On the positive side, we have some successful programs being run through GRPO. We also have good intelligence sharing on Tunisians who are outside the country. On the negative side, however, intelligence sharing on the threat inside Tunisia is thin, although it has improved somewhat in recent months. The improvements are probably in response to a commitment made by President Ben Ali to A/S Welch in February to cooperate on counterterrorism "without reservation."“