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03ABUDHABI2855 2003-06-14 11:52:00 SECRET//NOFORN Embassy Abu Dhabi
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(S) UAE CENTRAL BANK WILL SEEK

Tags:   ECON EFIN ETTC PREL PGOV IZ TC 
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SECRET

SIPDIS
TELEGRAM                                            June 14, 2003


To:       No Action Addressee                                    

Action:   Unknown                                                

From:     AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI (ABU DHABI 2855 - UNKNOWN)         

TAGS:     ECON, EFIN, ETTC, PREL, PGOV                           

Captions: None                                                   

Subject:  (S) UAE CENTRAL BANK WILL SEEK INFORMATION ON          
          DISPOSITION OF FUNDS FOR ABORTED IRAQ ARMS DEAL        

Ref:      None                                                   
_________________________________________________________________
S E C R E T        ABU DHABI 02855

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: ECON 
    INFO:   AMB P/M DCM POL 
Laser1:
    INFO:   FCS 

DISSEMINATION: ECON
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: AMB:MMWAHBA
DRAFTED: ADCM:TEWILLIAMS
CLEARED: POL:STWILLIAMS

VZCZCADI729
OO RUEHC RUEHDE RUEATRS RUEAWJA RHEHNSC
DE RUEHAD #2855 1651152
ZNY SSSSS ZZH
O 141152Z JUN 03
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0414
INFO RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI IMMEDIATE 3191
RUEATRS/TREASURY DEPT WASHDC
RUEAWJA/DOJ WASHDC
RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC
					  S E C R E T ABU DHABI 002855 

SIPDIS

NOFORN

STATE FOR NEA/ARP, NEA/NGA AND L/LEI - LINDA
JACOBSON
TREASURY FOR OGC/AUFHAUSER, DAS ZARATE
JUSTICE FOR DOJ/CRIM/OIA - MOLLY WARLOW
NSC FOR JOSEPH MYERS

E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/14/13
TAGS: ECON EFIN ETTC PREL PGOV IZ TC
SUBJECT: (S) UAE CENTRAL BANK WILL SEEK
INFORMATION ON DISPOSITION OF FUNDS FOR ABORTED
IRAQ ARMS DEAL

REF: A) DUBAI 2217, B) ABU DHABI 2600,

C) STATE 131670, D) STATE 122946



1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY AMBASSADOR MARCELLE M. WAHBA
FOR REASONS 1.5 (B,D).



2. (S) The Ambassador told MFA Minstate Hamdan
bin Zayid June 10 that the authorities in Dubai
had confirmed that the 43.5 million USD in illicit
Iraqi missile money had been released by the Dubai
court several months previously and returned to
the majority Emirati owned Wasl and Babel company.
We now needed the assistance of the UAEG to
examine the financial records of Wasl and Babel to
determine whether these funds were still in the
UAE banking system. If so, the monies should be
frozen since they represent illicit assets of the
previous Iraqi regime. If the funds have been
transferred elsewhere, we would appreciate access
to account records and other information which
might assist us in identifying the destination of
the 43.5 million usd, and possibly other illicit
transactions by the former Iraqi regime.



3. (S/NF) Shaykh Hamdan indicated that he fully
understood the importance of following up on this
matter and said he would request the information
from the Central Bank and pass it to us through
liaison to ORCA.

Wahba